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The changing world of Mobility as a Service (and how to keep up)

The changing world of Mobility as a Service (and how to keep up)
Beate Kubitz

The Annual Survey of Mobility as a Service is now in its third year. Whatever your work in transport, either as a planner, providing public transport, bike share, car hire, leasing, payments,... continue

12 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
First studies sales, demerger, and JVs for UK Bus business

First studies sales, demerger, and JVs for UK Bus business
Andrew Forster

The ownership structure of Britain’s bus industry... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Transport planning awarded chartered status

Highways and transportation practitioners can now apply to become chartered transport planning professionals through the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT). The CIHT has been granted an amendment to its Royal Charter to award the title chartered transport planning... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Former council officers warn of car-based sprawl in Oxfordshire

Former council officers warn of car-based sprawl in Oxfordshire
Andrew Forster

Former Oxfordshire  County Council transport and planning... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Tube dust ‘not comparable to roadsides’

The health danger of dust on underground sections of London’s Tube network may be much lower than from particulates above ground, Transport for London believes. London Assembly environment committee chair Caroline Russell wrote to TfL about tube dust earlier this year (LTT 15 Mar). Russell... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Barriers may solve NO2 breach says HE, as ClientEarth eyes legal action

Barriers may solve NO2 breach says HE, as ClientEarth eyes legal action
Andrew Forster

Air quality barriers more than nine metres high are to be installed... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Heathrow to consult on introducing road charges

Heathrow to consult on introducing road charges

Heathrow Airport plans to introduce an ultra-low emission zone by 2022 in advance of introducing a wider vehicle access charge for all cars, taxis and private hire vehicles entering the... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Climate activists ‘plot Heathrow closure’

Direct action climate group Extinction Rebellion says it will not put air passengers’ lives at risk in any protests that aim to force the closure of Heathrow Airport.  Leaked emails have revealed  that the group discussed flying drones at the airport on 18 June to force its closure... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Obituary: John Polak

Obituary: John Polak

Aruna Sivakumar, acting director of the Urban Systems Laboratory at Imperial... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
We can’t endorse default 20 Bill, committee tells Parliament

We can’t endorse default 20 Bill, committee tells Parliament
Andrew Forster

The campaign to make 20mph the default speed limit on most... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Kent rewrites 20mph speed limit policy

Kent rewrites 20mph speed limit policy

Kent County Council is to pilot measures to slow vehicle speeds to 24mph so that signed-only 20mph speed limits can then be justified.  Kent... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

20mph for Ctl London TLRN

Transport for London is consulting on cutting the speed limit on all of its roads within the central London congestion charge zone from 30mph to 20mph by May next year.   The policy would apply to 5.6 miles of road including Millbank, Albert Embankment, Victoria Embankment, Lambeth Palace... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Workplace parking levy for Scotland

Workplace parking levy for Scotland

The Scottish Government’s plan to give councils the power to implement a workplace parking levy has stirred up debate between... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Jump launches in London

Uber-owned electric bike hire firm Jump has launched its first UK?scheme in the London Borough of Islington. The scheme features 350 bikes. Users locate available bikes with an app. A hire costs an initial £1 with the first five minutes free and a charge of 12p a minute thereafter. The clock... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Khan boasts of cycle lane delivery record

Khan boasts of cycle lane delivery record

London mayor Sadiq Khan has criticised Westminster City Council and other un-named boroughs, accusing them of trying to thwart his cycling agenda.  The... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Oxford junction redesign will give more space to cyclists

Oxford junction redesign will give more space to cyclists

Oxfordshire County Council has approved a scheme to improve cycle safety at a notorious city centre junction.  Oxfordshire’s cabinet member for the environment, Yvonne Constance, last week approved the redesign of... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

‘Think cargobike in cycle scheme designs’

Cycling infrastructure design standards often fail to meet the needs of those using adapted cycles including tricycles, tandems and cargo bikes, according to a new report by Sustrans and consultant Arup. “Adapted cycles are typically wider (up to 1.2 metres), longer (up to 2.8 metres) and... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Transport policy-makers ‘must grasp power of algorithms’
Peter Stonham

Transport policy needs to recognise the arrival of the age of algorithms and policy- makers must become algorithmically literate to deal with a range of challenges from machine-driven systems, Governments have been warned. A new report by the International Transport Forum, presented last week at... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Major rail investment urged for Cambridge

A need for a major investment to increase track and platform capacity in and around Cambridge rail station has been identified in a study.  Network Rail’s Cambridge corridor study has considered the rail infrastructure needed to provide for demand growth to 2043. The DfT provided 50 per... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
DfT has ‘gone rogue on climate change'

DfT has ‘gone rogue on climate change'

The DfT has “gone rogue” on climate change, sidelining the issue in its plans, policies and guidance to local authorities and bodies such... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
TfL launches Sutton DRT trial, with plan for Ealing pilot too

TfL launches Sutton DRT trial, with plan for Ealing pilot too
Andrew Forster

Transport for London has launched a demand responsive bus... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Still no date for completion of Cardiff’s new bus station

Still no date for completion of Cardiff’s new bus station

The Welsh Government has still not concluded funding negotiations for Cardiff’s long-delayed bus station and does not know when the facility will open. Construction has yet to begin at the site near Cardiff Central... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Brighton e-buses innovate

Brighton & Hove Buses is taking delivery of 30 hybrid buses capable of zero-emission operation through the council’s ultra-low emission zone. The buses also feature cameras that remove the need for wing mirrors.  The company is investing  £9.2m in the Euro VI micro-hybrid... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

London-Cardiff open access rail proposal criticised by DfT
Andrew Forster

The DfT and the operator of the Wales and Borders franchise have criticised plans for an open access rail service between London Paddington and Cardiff Central.  Grand Union Trains wants to run an hourly service between the cities, calling at Bristol Parkway, Severn Tunnel Junction and... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

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