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Potential of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) assessed in new report

Potential of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) assessed in new report

A new report by Landor LINKS/LTT provides a state of play survey and analysis on how the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is developing in the UK, and the likely implications for... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Ministers criticise diesel parking charges

Councils should not impose higher parking charges on more polluting vehicles such as diesels, the Government has said.  Many councils operate emissions-based residents parking permits and Westminster City Council this summer launched a surcharge for diesel cars parking on-street in... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Authorities review community transport contracts after ruling

Authorities review community transport contracts after ruling
Andrew Forster

Local authorities across the UK were this week digesting the... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Network Rail rethinks project delivery

Network Rail this week announced major reforms to the way projects such as new stations and other enhancements are delivered, with the aim of  reducing project costs.  The Government company is to encourage third parties to lead the delivery of projects, rather than relying on the... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Gove pledges ban on new petrol and diesels from 2040

Gove pledges ban on new petrol and diesels from 2040

Environment secretary Michael Gove has promised a ban on the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040. Gove said a ban was essential to address pollution concerns and ensure the UK... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Councils have eight months to prepare NO2 plans
Andrew Forster

Twenty-nine local authorities in England have been ordered to prepare action plans to bring nitrogen dioxide concentrations into compliance with the EU’s annual limit value in the “fastest possible time”.  The Government has ordered the authorities (see table) to prepare the... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Grayling warms to Crossrail 2 but cools to Northern wiring

Grayling warms to Crossrail 2 but cools to Northern wiring
Andrew Forster

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has pleased London but... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Letters reveal cost envelopes for major rail enhancements

Letters reveal cost envelopes for major rail enhancements
Andrew Forster

Cost estimates and funding envelopes for some of Network... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT releases forecasts for big city rail passenger demand
Andrew Forster

New rail demand forecasts for London and England’s other major cities have been published in the DfT’s High Level Output Specification for rail in England and Wales.  The HLOS covers Network Rail’s next five-year regulatory control period, CP6 (2019/20-2023/24). Unlike... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Listening to transport users will help shape digital landscape

Listening to transport users will help shape digital landscape

The evolution of technology has opened up the transport industry to endless possibilities. As this grows, so too does the need to address customer choice and empowerment. But is industry doing enough to understand the people who use and rely on... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Ten percent drop in average distance travelled since 2002

Ten percent drop in average distance travelled since 2002

The number of trips made by people in England continued to fall last year and is now 13% lower than 2002, according to the National Travel Survey.  People made on average 774 trips in 2016, excluding short walks (defined... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Sheffield’s devo deal in limbo as Yorkshire deal proposed

Sheffield’s devo deal in limbo as Yorkshire deal proposed
Andrew Forster

Seventeen local authorities in Yorkshire this week... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Welsh Government and councils partner on pinch-point studies
Rhodri Clark

Local authorities are partnering the Welsh Government in “pinch point corridor studies”, with the aim of ensuring that outcomes benefit local as well as trunk roads in each area. The Government has previously been accused of planning trunk road schemes with insufficient consideration of... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Mixed fortunes for bus firms revealed by industry monitor
Rhodri Clark

The overall profitability of Great Britain’s major bus operators fell in 2015/16, reversing the previous upward trend, according to the annual Bus Industry Monitor (BIM) from Passenger Transport Intelligence Services. The analysis by PTIS (formerly TAS) is based on accounts lodged at... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Spreadsheet tools to aid active travel plan-making

Spreadsheet tools to aid active travel plan-making

Sustrans has launched three spreadsheet models intended to help local authorities make the case for walking and cycling schemes.  The Excel spreadsheet models are part of a wider active travel... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Leeds insists on local data to inform air quality plan

Leeds City Council is basing its air quality plan on local monitoring rather than the national modelling the Government used to decide the city needed a charging Clean Air Zone. Leeds was one of five authorities ordered to deliver a charging CAZin the Government’s 2015 air quality plan to... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

London’s share of spend justified, says GLA

A widely held perception that London receives more than its fair share of public expenditure on transport is a “myth”, according to a new report by the Greater London Authority. The claim that London benefits from a disproportionate amount of spending has been made by the Institute for... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Air passenger demand to double, predicts DfT

Air passenger demand to double, predicts DfT

Demand for air travel in the UK will almost double over the next 30 years, according to a new forecast prepared by the DfT.  The prediction appears in the DfT’s... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Scotland sets out rail gauge requirements

Transport Scotland is specifying a gauge requirement for Scotland’s rail network, to ensure lines can accommodate a range of rolling stock. Explaining the ‘Scottish Gauge Requirement’ in its High Level Output Specification for Scotland’s railways, Transport Scotland says:... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Cash for new rail stations

The DfT has awarded £16m towards five new rail stations in England and Wales. The successful applicants to  the New Stations Fund are:  • Horden Peterlee in County Durham – it will receive £4.4m from the DfT towards its  £10.55m cost • Warrington... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT and ORR troubled by high rail costs

The DfT and Office of Rail and Road have voiced concern about the continuing high cost of rail improvements.  The DfT’s High Level Output Specification accepts the ORR’s advice that the volume of renewals in control period 6 (2019/20-2023/24) must increase. But the Department... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Grayling to determine city street closure

Transport secretary Chris Grayling will rule on Oxfordshire County Council’s proposal to pedestrianise a city centre shopping street after bus operators Stagecoach and Go-Ahead raised objections.  Oxfordshire plans to introduce an 18-month experimental closure of Queen Street to buses... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Connections to Toton HS2 station probed

Connections to Toton HS2 station probed

Nottingham City Council is to lead a study of public transport and road improvements to improve access to the proposed HS2 station at Toton, between Derby... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Mass transit study for Cambridge area

Consultants are to conduct a £200,000 study into a new public transport system for Cambridge and the surrounding area. The study is being  jointly funded by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) board. The GCPis the new name... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Work on east of Bath P&R site abandoned

Work on east of Bath P&R site abandoned

Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES) has dropped a controversial plan to build a bus-based park-and-ride site in the green belt east of... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

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