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Renewed calls for road pricing after May freezes fuel duty

Renewed calls for road pricing after May freezes fuel duty
Rhodri Clark

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that fuel duty will again be frozen in the Budget has given renewed impetus to calls for the introduction of road pricing to... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Uber drivers stage strikes across UK

Uber drivers staged strikes in several UK cities in a protest over pay and working conditions. Drivers taking part on the action switched off their apps from 1pm on 9 October, making themselves unavailable for work, union organisers said. Protests were also held outside the ride-hailing app's... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
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Bristol presses for workplace parking levy and C-charge

Bristol presses for workplace parking levy and C-charge
Mark Moran

Bristol City Council has suggested introducing a... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh to get citywide EV charging network

Plans for an electric vehicle charging network across Edinburgh have been approved by the city’s transport and environment committee. Edinburgh has more than 23% of all licensed electric vehicles in Scotland. The City of Edinburgh Council and Transport Scotland commissioned the Energy Savings... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Worst polluting vehicles to pay £50 daily charge in Leeds

Worst polluting vehicles to pay £50 daily charge in Leeds
Deniz Huseyin

Leeds City Council is set to introduce a Clean Air... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Parents stressed by cars, says survey

New research from YouGov released to mark the start of International Walk to School Monhas found the Top 10 things British parents of 4 to 11-year-olds find most annoying about the school run. Traffic congestion and pavement parking top the list of things that annoy parents about the school run,... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Bulldozing homes proposed to tackle roadside air pollution

Demolishing houses along one of Britain’s most polluted roads has emerged as one of the best options in a study to address air quality problems. In 2016, it was revealed that A472 Hafod-yr-ynys Road, in the South Wales Valleys, suffered the highest concentrations of roadside nitrogen dioxide... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Rise in crime reported on transport network

Crimes on the rail network have risen by 17%, according to figures released by the British Transport Police (BTP) in its annual report. The BTP said that there were some 61,159 crimes in England, Scotland and Wales, in 2017/18 compared with 52,235 in 2016/17 period. Despite fluctuations in rates... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Government orders councils to take urgent steps to tackle high NO2 levels

Eight councils have persistently high nitrogen dioxide (NO2) limits, which must be addressed urgently, says a new report from the DfT and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The report offers an update on the National Air Quality Plan, which requires 33 councils to submit studies... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Thames Crossing will feature UK’s longest road tunnel

Thames Crossing will feature UK’s longest road tunnel
Deniz Huseyin

The Highways Agency has published revised plans for... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

‘Premature’ opening of Forth crossing

An MSP has questioned whether the new Forth road crossing was opened prematurely, given that disruptive works followed its opening in August 2017. A recent Audit Scotland examination of the Forth replacement crossing’s construction found that the final cost, £1.34bn, was 8% to 16% lower... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Skates to probe balance of road review group

Welsh transport secretary Ken Skates is to ask Vale of Glamorgan Council whether a group convened to review options for a proposed new road is sufficiently representative. Objectors to the scheme to build a road between M4 Junction 34 and the A48 claim that the review group is dominated by... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Liverpool flyovers closure would ‘cut dominance of car’

Liverpool flyovers closure would ‘cut dominance of car’
Rhodri Clark

The closure of a pair of flyovers in central Liverpool... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Congestion at Severn Crossing set to worsen after end of toll
Rhodri Clark

The UK Government’s announcement that the M4 Severn Crossings tolls will be abolished slightly earlier than planned has coincided with official acknowledgement that congestion in the region will worsen. Statistics obtained by LTT confirm that traffic has grown substantially this year, despite... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
ORR reports rise in passenger numbers in the South East

ORR reports rise in passenger numbers in the South East
Rhodri Clark

Rail passenger numbers in South East England have... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Rail contract starts without infrastructure partners

The new Wales and Borders rail contract will start on Sunday without the Infrastructure Delivery Partners in place for the Core Valley Lines modernisation.  Transport for Wales awarded the 15-year Operator and Development Partner (ODP) contract to KeolisAmey in June. This includes operation... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Shared surfaces hiatus only applies to town centres - DfT

Shared surfaces hiatus only applies to town centres - DfT

The DfT has admitted a letter instructing councils in England to pause work on level surface street designs was targeted at town centres and not residential developments.  The DfT is now working with the Ministry of... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Bill could legitimise pavement parking, says Transform Scotland

The Transport (Scotland) Bill as currently drafted will legitimise pavement parking in busy commercial areas, according to Transform Scotland. The Bill includes a section that would prohibit parking on footways to facilitate movement by pedestrians, wheelchair users and others. However, Transform... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Council-run parking generates £3.58bn for London economy

Council-run parking generates £3.58bn for London economy
MARK MORAN

Parking management undertaken by councils is an... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

ScotRail faces penalty for missing smartcard target
Rhodri Clark

ScotRail is likely to be penalised next year for missing its target of 60% of journeys being made with smart ticketing, following slow take-up of its smartcard. Usage of mobile tickets will count towards that target, Transport Scotland said last week, but ScotRail’s m-ticketing product is... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Small firms to trade at London transport hubs

Transport for London (TfL) is giving opportunities to small businesses to trade at transport hubs across the capital through a new partnership with online street trading platform StreetDots. The project enables customers to buy street food and coffee and will later offer them the opportunity to... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
WSP wins award for diversity initiative

WSP wins award for diversity initiative

Consultancy WSP won the ITS World Congress Award for Best Action for Supporting Diversity. The trophy was presented at the ITS World Congress in... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Ofo pulls out of London boroughs

Dockless bike hire firm Ofo has announced it is pulling out of the London boroughs of Waltham Forest, Richmond, Wandsworth and Redbridge as well as half of Southwark. The Chinese firm said the boroughs do not attract enough users and are “more complicated to manage by our teams”.... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Bike hire operator sought in Bath

Bath and North Somerset Council are seeking a contractor to run an electric cycle hire scheme. Supplier engagement will be held on the 15 October at the Guildhall in Bath. The deadline for applications is 4 December 2018. Interested parties should contact Jo Sammons on 01225477608 or email:... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

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