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679 - 21 August 2015: News
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Councillors in Liverpool have approved the next steps in a major programme of changes to the city’s road network, including city centre public... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The City of Edinburgh Council is budgeting for £2m of costs associated with the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry, but will not fund legal representation... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Rhodri Clark
Many local authorities in Wales have failed to complete speed limit reviews of their roads, eight months after the Welsh Government’s deadline... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should introduce tax incentives to promote car sharing to work, according to a think tank.   The recommendation comes in a report... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Brent has been criticised by car club industry body Carplus for setting an unambitious target for car club... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have called on the UK Government to ensure that the Barnett Formula applies to all... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has promised a Railways Act to progressively bring the railways back into public control if he leads the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Regulated rail fares in England outside London and Merseyside will rise 1% next January – in line with the retail price index for July –... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is making CIRAS, the Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System, available to the capital’s bus operators, giving... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Falkirk Council was this week debating a motion on bus franchising. The motion, tabled by Labour councillor Craig Martin read: “Council agrees... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Highways England is to conduct off-road trials of inductive charging that would allow drivers to charge their electric vehicles without... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The high-speed rail station for the East Midlands will be built at Toton after all, HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins has indicated. The Government... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is preparing to put out to tender £7bn of work for phase one of HS2 – the London-West Midlands high-speed line –... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The mayor of Torbay’s desire to cut the number of traffic signals in the council area seems likely to result in only one junction being... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cardiff City Council is hoping to use its enforcement powers for moving traffic offences by the start of September, following months of delays in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A programme of traffic management measures in Portsmouth is unlikely to deliver any tangible benefits to air quality, according to a modelling study... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Green Party has called on the Government to allow cyclists to cycle through red lights if the way is clear on agreed routes. Caroline Russell,... continue
Categories: Cycling, England
Local Transport Today
In brief
Gwynedd Council is in talks with Network Rail about the future of pedestrian and cycle access on the footbridge on Bar... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operator First has announced a price freeze for the majority of its passengers in York, together with a wider range of discounted tickets for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Argyll and Bute Council is developing a business case for the replacement of its existing street lighting stock with more energy efficient LED... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Bristol’s independent mayor George Ferguson is urging city councillors not to jeopardise rail improvements in the conurbation by pushing for a... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Greater Manchester:
franchising interest
Andrew Forster
Local government funding cuts are one of the driving forces behind Transport for Greater Manchester’s interest in bus franchising, a senior... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is understood to be planning stakeholder roadshows around England next month to discuss the contents of the promised Buses Bill.The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach wants the Government to include public interest criteria in the Buses Bill that local authorities would have to satisfy before they could... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester has given more detail of its thinking on future public transport ticketing systems following its decision to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The cost of replacing local bus service contracts fell in 2014 for the sixth consecutive year, according to the Association of Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has launched a statutory post-implementation review of the Mandatory Travel Concessions (England) Regulation 2011. The regulations confirmed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Edinburgh are expected to give the go-ahead next week for restrictions on vehicle access to streets near six primary schools.  If... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Alex Neil: proposals need careful consideration
Andrew Forster
Scottish councils should be given the power to introduce a standard charge to help fund transport and other infrastructure associated with... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Norfolk County Council has asked the DfT to fund half a £30m shortfall that has emerged in the cost of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Motorways: performance benchmarking
The Office for Rail and Road (ORR) is commissioning consultants to advise on how it should benchmark the performance of Highways England.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Building lots of houses around rail stations in London’s green belt will lead to huge increases in road traffic, says the Royal Town Planning... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Welsh Government is holding public exhibitions on plans for the circa-£1bn M4 relief road round the south of Newport between Magor... continue
Categories: Road building, Wales
Local Transport Today
In brief
The AA has criticised the Government’s use of the congestion charging sign (a white on red C symbol) to signify that drivers have to pay a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Government is commissioning research into how  developments in road vehicle energy sources could affect carbon dioxide emissions.... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Jeremy Corbin’s proposal to renationalise the rail network did not meet with the approval of The Daily Telegraph or The Financial Times
Rik Thomas
AS THE contest to determine the next leader of the Labour Party trundles on, the main transport policy under discussion has been whether or not the... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 17 August several regional papers took particular delight in informing their readers about how bad, allegedly, their daily commutes are.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The DfT is reviewing if data from in-vehicle GPS, mobile phones, and even mileage data from MOT tests, can be used to produce estimates of road... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The towers on the new Queensferry Crossing over the Forth estuary have become the tallest of any bridge in the UK, reaching 160 metres and surpassing... continue
Categories: Bridges, Scotland