Local Transport Today is the authoritative, independent journal for transport decision makers. Analysis, Comment & News on Transport Policy, Planning, Finance and Delivery since 1989.
DfT ignoring risks of taking out hard shoulders, warn MPs

DfT ignoring risks of taking out hard shoulders, warn MPs
Deniz Huseyin

The DfT is “blatantly ignoring” concerns over the risks of converting motorway hard shoulders into extra lanes, the Transport Select Committee has... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

‘Tackling air quality will improve streets’

Different local authority departments must work together to take a holistic approach to improving air quality, says Lucy Saunders, Transport for London’s public health specialiist. She said that doing so that besides the health benefits, tackling air quality would boost the economic and... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
Cuts could hinder ambitions of devolved bodies, warns report

Cuts could hinder ambitions of devolved bodies, warns report
Geoff Dudley

Plans to devolve powers to combined authorities represent... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
New priorities suggested for post-EU regeneration funding

New priorities suggested for post-EU regeneration funding
Rhodri Clark

Replacement funding schemes for deprived areas of the UK... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

ORR prepares for rail compensation reform
Rhodri Clark

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is exploring how the rail industry’s incentive regime can be reformed to reflect the impacts of delays on train operators, passengers and freight customers. Schedule 8 payments pass between Network Rail and train operators for delays that have been attributed... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Cycle planning champions

The winners of the Cycle Planning Awards 2016 were announced at Glaziers Hall, Southwark, last week. The awards ceremony took place after the Transforming London Streets event, organised by Landor LINKS and sponsored by AECOM and Project Centre. With 90 entries submitted, which were then whittled... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Trade body welcomes ‘strong action’ against GHA Coaches
Rhodri Clark

Bus industry body CPT Cymru has welcomed “strong action” by Welsh traffic commissioner Nick Jones against bus and coach operator GHA Coaches, which went into administration in July. Jones held a public inquiry on 20 September which related to GHA’s final months. He has yet to... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Average speed cameras cut crashes by more than a third
Deniz Huseyin

The use of average speed cameras cuts the number of crashes resulting in death or serious injury by more than a third, according to a new report from the RAC Foundation. Figures from research firm Road Safety Analysis found that, on average, allowing for natural variation and overall trends, the... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Investment priorities to be set by Labour members
Peter Stonham

Newly re-elected leader of The Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has said he is going to seek a voice for the party's half a million members in deciding which capital investment projects should be prioritized, including major transport schemes.  It marks a further step away from limiting transport... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

‘Longer HGVs bring benefits’

The use of longer semi-trailers HGVs brings benefits to the economy, by reducing congestion, improving air quality and pollution, said the Road Haulage Association (RHA). The Department for Transport began a trial of longer semi-trailers for articulated goods vehicles in January 2012 with a total... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Extent of fare evasion revealed by survey

A fare evasion survey conducted of the South Western franchise revealed that one in 30 rail passengers could be travelling without a valid ticket.  Transport consultancy Steer Davies Gleave, as part of its role as technical advisors to the Department for Transport in the re-letting of the... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

‘UK can lead autonomous revolution’

The House of Lords Science & Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into autonomous vehicles. The committee states that UK has the potential to become a world leader in developing, producing and deploying autonomous vehicles. Its inquiry will collect evidence on the potential uses and... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Road fatalities alliance formed

Police forces from across Europe working together to reduce road fatalities have launched the first ‘European Day With a Road Death’, otherwise known as Project EDWARD. The project is supported by the 30 members of TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, and will highlight all the... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Modal filters have halved traffic, says Waltham Forest

Traffic in the Walthamstow village area in north-east London has more than halved on roads where modal filters have been installed, Waltham Forest council has reported. Some roads have been closed to through traffic as part of the Mini Holland programme – a £27m grant awarded by former... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Welsh projects could front load EU aid

Transport and other projects in Wales are being reviewed to see if some can be accelerated or have their European Union funding ‘front loaded’. Also, grant agreements may be worded to ensure that contracts can be terminated prematurely if the cessation of EU aid comes earlier than... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Bus operators sign Liverpool partnership
Patrick McDonnell

A new deal signed by operators Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseytravel looks set to improve bus services in the Liverpool City Region. More than £25m will be invested in bus services in the first year of a five-year partnership. The Liverpool City Region Bus Alliance is seeking to encourage... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Barnsely bus service saved by partnership

A bus partnership has stepped in to save a Barnsley bus service from cancellation after the original operator Arriva had notified its intention of cancelling the service.  Watersons Coaches, part of the Barnsley Bus Partnership will start running service 193, which operates between Barnsley... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Hybrid double-decker backed by NVN

A project to build a hybrid fuel-cell double-decker bus has received £150,000 from a competition run by the Niche Vehicle Network (NVN). The project to create a range-extended electric bus is being led by Arcola Energy, which is working with partners Alexander Dennis and Warwick Manufacturing... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Response strategy for threatened Welsh buses

The Welsh Government has promised to develop a “local strategy” to respond when bus services are threatened with withdrawal. The pledge is one of five made by economy and infrastructure secretary Ken Skates after a summer in which three significant Welsh bus operators closed. His... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Cambridge set to approve second busway

Plans for a second dedicated busway to serve Cambridge have been backed in a report to the Greater Cambridge City Joint Assembly. The report says the largely off-road bus route would cut current bus journey times to 28 minutes between Cambourne and Cambridge and deliver more housing and more jobs... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Cycling up after barrier removal in Manchester park

Barriers along a traffic-free path in Greater Manchester have been removed in a trial to improve access for cyclists. Fallowfield Loop, a six-mile linear park which runs from Chorlton to Gorton along the old Manchester Central railway line, was converted to a cycle and walking route in the 1990s.... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Electric charging trial underway

A trial of a smart charging solution that seeks to enable growing use of domestic charge points to be served by the local electricity network has been launched. The Electric Nation project will recruit between 500 and 700 people, who will buy or lease new electric vehicles, including pure electric... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Autonomous future predicted by report

Fully autonomous cars will account for half of all car sales in 25 years time, a study conducted by the Centre for Future Studies for Kia Motors (UK) suggests. Transformation: It also predicts that by 2020 eight million connected cars on UK roads able communicate with each other and the surrounding... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Sales of ULEVs at record levels

Sales of new ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) on Britain’s roads have reached record levels, the government said. Department for Transport figures show 9,657 ULEVs were registered in the UK in the last quarter (April to June), an increase of 49% on the same period last year and 253% on two... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Car sales in UK hit 14-year high

UK car manufacturing reached a 14-year high in August, with exports driving demand. UK car manufacturing output increased 9.1% to 109,004 units in August compared with the same month in 2015. This was highest volume recorded for August in 14 years, according to figures published today by the... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2016 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: support@transportxtra.com | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7857

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: accounts@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: daniel@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: conferences@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: info@transportxtra.com | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise