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Mayoral candidates present their priorities for transport

Mayoral candidates present their priorities for transport
Andrew Forster

Candidates to become the elected mayors leading six combined authorities (CAs) in England have set out their plans to improve local transport networks. Inaugural mayoral... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Contributory factors to bus ridership decline highlighted
Andrew Forster

The challenges facing bus operators and local authorities in growing bus ridership are highlighted in a new report.  The  by analyst Passenger Transport Intelligence Services examines  contributory factors to recent bus ridership trends across Britain.  Report author Chris Cheek... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Khan consults on 2019 launch for Ultra Low Emission Zone

Khan consults on 2019 launch for Ultra Low Emission Zone
Andrew Forster

London mayor Sadiq Khan is consulting on bringing... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Absorb RTPs into broader partnerships, says Edinburgh
Andrew Forster

The city of Edinburgh Council is calling on the Scottish Government to absorb Scotland’s regional transport partnerships into wider partnerships overseeing transport, land-use planning and economic development. Edinburgh’s comments come in its response to the Scottish Government’s... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Autonomous vehicles ‘could push up road maintenance bill’

Autonomous vehicles ‘could push up road maintenance bill’

A huge investment in the UK’s road network and higher road maintenance standards may be necessary to make the most of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), according to a new report by the RAC Foundation. There is... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Liverpool bus alliance reports rise in fare-paying passengers

Liverpool bus alliance reports rise in fare-paying passengers
Andrew Forster

Fare-paying bus passengers using services provided by the... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

HS2 seeks station designers as peer calls for audit of costs

HS2 Ltd has launched the procurement process to find designers for stations on the London-West Midlands route. The competition comes as more questions are asked about whether HS2 is going to be delayed and go over budget.  Designers are being sought for the stations at Birmingham Curzon... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Network Rail can’t be trusted on costs, says Welsh minister

Network Rail can’t be trusted on costs, says Welsh minister
Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government says its plan to take control of the... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
App-based ride services ‘fuel traffic and cut transit trips’

App-based ride services ‘fuel traffic and cut transit trips’
Andrew Forster

Uber and other app-based ride services have led to a big... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Gtr Manchester authorities plan highways collaboration

Councils in Greater Manchester are exploring a flexible  model for highways services collaboration after work on a more rigid shared services model was abandoned last summer. The new initiative will aim to make the best use of the conurbation’s resources and maximise the... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

LoHAC doesn’t offer value, says Sutton

The London Borough of Sutton is procuring four new highways contracts, saying the London Highways Alliance Contracts (LoHAC) does not offer value for money. The contracts, due to commence on 1 October, will cover: ad hoc reactive and minor highways planned maintenance; planned highway improvements;... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Canadian giant eyes Atkins takeover

Canadian engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin has made a £2.1bn bid for UK multi-disciplinary consultant WS Atkins. Atkins’ board has said it is prepared to recommend the indicative offer, which represents “real value to shareholders”. SNC has until 1 May to make a... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Tracsis buys stake in Vivacity

Tracsis is to invest up to £1.3m in Vivacity Labs Ltd, in return for up to a 28.1% equity stake in the business. Tracsis says Vivacity has developed “novel machine learning software and sensor technology, which is applied to solve a wide range of traffic and transport issues, most... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Conway renews borough relations

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has awarded FM Conway five contracts covering: highways project works; surfacing and road marking; street lighting; paving works; and bridge and structure maintenance. Conway has provided highway services to the borough since 2010. The new contract will... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Four shortlisted for A96 dualling

Transport Scotland has shortlisted four bidders to design the dualling of a 26 mile stretch of the A96 from east of Huntly to Aberdeen: AECOM; an Amey Arup joint venture; an Atkins WSP joint venture; and Jacobs UK. The contract, worth up to £50m, should be awarded later this year. The... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

AECOM leads A303 design

Highways England has awarded a consortium of AECOM, Mouchel and MACE the contract to support the detailed design and planning application process for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement project, which includes a tunnel past Stonehenge (LTT 20 Jan). The eight-year technical partner... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

LED streetlights ‘viable for main roads’

Derbyshire County Council says developments to LED (light emitting diode) technology make it safe and economic to install on the principal road network (PRN).  Derbyshire launched a £23m three-year programme to install 68,000 LED streetlights on residential roads in December. The project... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

New permit plan for West Midlands roads

The West Midlands Combined Authority has decided not to implement its own permitting system for managing roadworks on the conurbation’s 592km Key Route Network (KRN). Instead, it will rely on the seven metropolitan district councils implementing their own schemes, at least for the time... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Councils need travel behaviour specialists'

Councils should employ psychologists in their transport teams because influencing  behaviour is so central to policy, a politician has said.  Bert Biscoe, Cornwall’s cabinet member for transport, told colleagues: “After four years in this office I have come to the conclusion... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Oxon boosts transport/land-use

Oxon boosts transport/land-use

Councils in Oxfordshire seem set to prepare a joint spatial plan, which should strengthen the links between the... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Green Belt ‘stifling greener travel’

Reading Borough Council has criticised the Government’s refusal to allow more housing to be built on green belt land, suggesting the policy hampers the delivery of less car dependent lifestyles.  The Government’s housing White Paper, Fixing our broken housing market (LTT 17 Feb),... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Driverless shuttle trials

Trials began this month of an autonomous shuttle vehicle operating over a 2km route around the Greenwich Peninsula in south-east London.  The trials are the latest phase of the GATEway project (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment), led by TRL, which aims to test the use of autonomous... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Government awards £31m to CAV projects

The government has awarded £31m to 24 connected and autonomous vehicle projects. One project to receive funds is the Cambridge autonomous bus system feasibility study, which could lead to driverless minibuses operating over part of the Cambridgeshire guided busway (LTT 17 Mar). Another... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Welsh concessionary reimbursement cut

Bus operators’ reimbursement for taking part in the Welsh Government’s free concessionary travel scheme has been reduced by 0.9% for 2017/18. The reimbursement rate has been pegged to the bus industry’s own cost index, rather than average fares, in recent years. A Government... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

WMCA explains Very Light Rail ambitions

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has revealed more detail of its plan to pilot Very Light Rail technology, with a first line envisaged to serve Coventry (LTT 03 Feb). “Coventry will be the initial area of search for a publicly operating modern Very Light Rail system,” says... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

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