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Consultation deadline nears for transport planning apprenticeship

The transport planning community is being urged to respond by next Monday to a consultation on how a new transport planner (integrated degree) apprenticeship standard will be assessed.  The... continue

4 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
No evidence that 20mph limits cut casualties, says DfT study

No evidence that 20mph limits cut casualties, says DfT study
Andrew Forster

A three-year DfT research study into area-wide signed-only... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Service sector jobs growth & city living ‘lie behind rail boom’

Service sector jobs growth & city living ‘lie behind rail boom’
Andrew Forster

Rail passenger demand growth over the last 20 years has been... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

South West presses for NIC study of A38/M5

Councils in the south-west of England want the National Infrastructure Commission to conduct a growth study of the A38/M5 corridor, which connects Plymouth and the far South West to Bristol.  The idea is being championed by the Heart of the South West Joint Committee, which was formed at the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

­­Ministers mull Yorkshire’s new submission on mayor-led CA
Andrew Forster

The Government says it will not be rushed into making a decision on a new submission from council leaders in Yorkshire calling for an elected mayor-led Yorkshire Combined Authority to be in place by May 2020. The original plan was submitted to Government earlier this year by the ‘One... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Plan to replace Dee Bridge

Plan to replace Dee Bridge

The Welsh Government is consulting on replacing the A494 Dee Bridge, which carries heavy cross-border... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Nestrans re-assured by A96 commitment

Transport Scotland has reassured the North East Scotland transport partnership (Nestrans) that improvements are being developed for a six-mile section at the eastern end of the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen trunk road. Transport Scotland has committed to dualling the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen by... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Norfolk consults on Western Link options

Norfolk County Council has shortlisted four options for a Norwich Western Link road.  The new road would connect the A47 trunk road west of the city with the Broadland Northway (the name of the recently completed Norwich Northern Distributor Road) in the north-west of the city. Option A would... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Sheffield proposes Class C+ charging CAZ for city centre

Sheffield proposes Class C+ charging CAZ for city centre
Andrew Forster

Sheffield City Council has announced plans to introduce... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

City’s NO2 modelling contrasts with Defra’s

Cardiff Council’s local air quality modelling has reached different conclusions about the city’s air quality problem from the Government’s national modelling. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Pollution Climate Mapping (PCM) model had forecast that... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Hounslow consults on employer parking levy

Consultation is underway on the London Borough of Hounslow’s  proposed workplace parking levy scheme that could help fund the introduction of a passenger rail service on a freight-only line (LTT 20 Aug).   The levy would apply to the ‘Golden Mile’ area of the Great... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

No cash to re-open street to traffic

Reintroducing traffic to a pedestrianised street in Flintshire on a trial basis has been judged a success, but vehicles will be prohibited again because the layout is not suited to long-term traffic use. Holywell High Street was pedestrianised in 1992 to provide a “safe and unobstructed... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
CAM network mapped out

CAM network mapped out

A four-route bus rapid transit network for Cambridgeshire could be delivered over the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

CA talks up bus franchise potential

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has reiterated the possibility of introducing bus franchising.  The latest comments come in a  press release issued by the combined authority to announce £10,000 of support to keep a bus service between Papworth and Cambridge... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Road charging ‘holds key to Cambridge traffic’

Road pricing could provide the revenue needed to improve bus services in Cambridge and the surrounding area, says the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP).  The partnership was set up to deliver the Greater Cambridge City Deal and includes Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City Council... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
West Yorks CA puts light rail network back on the agenda

West Yorks CA puts light rail network back on the agenda
Andrew Forster

Proposals for a light rail network serving Leeds and... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Hertfordshire wants five-route BRT network

Hertfordshire County Council is proposing a five-route east-west bus rapid transit network as part of a £1.8bn investment in the A414 corridor. The A414 connects Harlow in the east to Hertford, Welwyn, Hatfield, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead. The A405 connects Watford into the A414 at St... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Explore new revenue streams to keep capital moving, TfL told

Explore new revenue streams to keep capital moving, TfL told
Andrew Forster

Transport for London was already facing unprecedented... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Explore new revenue streams to keep capital moving, TfL told
Andrew Forster

Transport for London was already facing unprecedented financial challenges before the news came this summer that the opening of the central tunnel section of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) between Paddington and Abbey Wood would be delayed from December until next autumn, and that additional cash... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Make outside lane of Glasgow motorways bus-only – operator

Make outside lane of Glasgow motorways bus-only – operator
Rhodri Clark

Bus operator Stagecoach says the outside lanes of... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

M4 vote could slip beyond Jones’ tenure

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones hopes to make a decision on the controversial M4 Relief Road before he steps down and before a debate – with a promised “binding vote” – is taken in the National Assembly for Wales. Jones’ tenure as First Minister ends on 6 December.... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

NR ‘has compensated for road disruption’

Network Rail has revealed that it has paid compensation for road disruption caused by its engineering activities. The rail infrastructure owner declined to discuss the subject when LTT was compiling a feature on the contrasting compensation arrangements for rail and road users (LTT 14 Sep).... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL seeks savings to town centre traffic plan

Transport for London is exploring ways to cut the cost of a project to remove through traffic from Wandsworth High Street in South London, after the cost climbed to £80.1m. Wandsworth’s existing one-way system directs heavy westbound traffic flows through the High Street in four lanes.... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Electric vehicle charge points ‘at risk of becoming obsolete’

Electric vehicle charge points ‘at risk of becoming obsolete’
Rhodri Clark & Andrew Forster

Local authorities risk being wrong-footed if they invest... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Oxon asks town to fund HGV restriction

Oxfordshire County Council is asking the local community to pay for an experimental lorry ban in the town of Burford, 18 miles west of Oxford.  The county council last week approved in principle an 18-month experimental 7.5 tonne environmental weight limit covering  the town’s High... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

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