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Scottish Government opposes MSP’s default 20mph limit Bill

Scottish Government opposes MSP’s default 20mph limit Bill
Andrew Forster

Scottish transport secretary Michael Matheson has criticised a Bill to make 20mph the default speed limit on most roads in built-up areas of Scotland. He said decisions... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Operators may be forced to offer CO2 offsets

Transport operators could be compelled to offer customers the option to offset the carbon dioxide emissions of their journeys under a proposal being explored by the Treasury. The Chancellor Philip Hammond raised the prospect in his spring statement this week. The Treasury said: “To give... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Portsmouth records ‘near-miss’ incidents to inform road safety
Andrew Forster

Portsmouth City Council is collecting data on ‘near-miss’ incidents from cyclists and pedestrians to inform road safety activities. The council is running a pilot near miss reporting system for cyclists and has just approved a trial to collect pedestrian near miss data... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Treasury consults on infrastructure finance

The Treasury is consulting on the future of infrastructure financing and funding, including what should happen if the UK withdraws from the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the contribution of private finance. The EIB is the lending arm of the EU and has lent £118bn to the UK since 1973.... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Cardiff Bus increased staff as revenues fell

Cardiff Bus increased its employee numbers in 2017/18 while its revenue dropped significantly. The council-owned company made an operating loss of £2.059m in the year, compared with a £575,000 operating profit in 2016/17. The company, formally titled Cardiff Transport Services Ltd,... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Belfast’s motorway bus lane coverage grows to 13 miles

Belfast’s motorway bus lane coverage grows to 13 miles
Rhodri Clark

Two new sections of motorway bus lane opened in... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Liverpool to demolish city centre flyovers

Liverpool to demolish city centre flyovers

Liverpool City Council is developing plans for £10m of improvements to road interchanges after deciding not to replace two condemned flyovers in the city... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Appoint a freight czar, business tells Khan

Business organisations have urged London mayor Sadiq Khan to appoint a freight commissioner for London.  The call came as Transport for London published a freight action plan, outlining the measures being taken to manage freight and its environmental impacts.   The idea of a freight... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Eleven boroughs share £53m for ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’
Deniz Huseyin

Eleven London councils will share £53m from Transport for London for projects to make their streets more people-friendly.  The grant has been awarded in the second phase of the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme, which attracted 22 bids.  The winning bids comprise a range of projects... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Edinburgh eases pedestrian jams

Edinburgh eases pedestrian jams

Pedestrians will be given more space on crowded streets in Edinburgh’s Old Town during the summer months under... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Lunchtime streets progress

The City of London Corporation has revealed more detail of its plan to ban vehicle movements on some streets at lunchtime, making them safer for walking and cycling (LTT 16 Mar 18).  The initiative will be piloted on St Mary Axe, a street with high concentrations of pedestrians, cyclists and... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Impact of ride-hailing apps on public transport ‘marginal’ – TfL

Impact of ride-hailing apps on public transport ‘marginal’ – TfL
Andrew Forster

New mobility services such as ride hailing apps have had only a... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

TfW buys mobile data for modelling

Transport for Wales is procuring origin-destination matrices based on mobile phone locational data for its new regional transport models. The procurement requests data for the whole of Wales plus bordering areas of England for use in  two regional transport models, to be developed in... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

We’re unblemished by Brexit, so leave EU lobbying to us – UTG

The government should let big city transport authorities represent British interests in European transport policy because they aren’t tarnished by Brexit, says the Urban Transport Group.  “In the medium-term it looks likely the UK will still have to abide by new EU rules on... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Young people’s travel probe

The National Infrastructure Commission’s young professionals panel is to research how generational shifts are altering the demands placed on UK infrastructure. The work will focus on the trends associated with ‘Millennials and Generation Z’ – that is, people born between... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Tube dust probed

The London Assembly’s environment committee has sought more information from Transport for London about the problem of particulates on the Tube network.  Committee chair Caroline Russell has written to TfL’s director of health, safety and environment, Jill Collis, about the... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Council scraps plan to include cars in Bath’s Clean Air Zone

Council scraps plan to include cars in Bath’s Clean Air Zone
Andrew Forster

Bath and North East Somerset Council has dropped a plan to... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Minister approves Birmingham’s Class D CAZ

Drivers of older cars will have to pay daily charges to enter Birmingham city centre from January 2020 after the Government approved the council’s plan for a charging clean air zone (CAZ) to cut illegal concentrations of nitrogen dioxide. The Class D CAZ will cover roads within the A4540 ring... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

20mph Bill will cut casualties, Parliament officials tell MSPs
Andrew Forster

Area-wide signed-only 20mph limits “generally reduce road collision casualties”, Scottish Parliament officials have told  MSPs scrutinising the Restricted Roads (20mph sped limit) Scotland Bill (LTT 01 Mar). The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) reaches its... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Bill document ‘underestimates council costs’

The Scottish Parliament has underestimated the cost to councils of implementing the Restricted Roads (20mph speed limit) Scotland Bill, the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) has told MSPs. The financial memorandum for the Bill estimates the costs for councils would be... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Bill would lower limit on many A roads

Speed limits on many A and B roads in urban parts of Scotland would be cut to 20mph if the Restricted Roads (20mph speed limit) Scotland Bill becomes law, a council has said.  Green MSP Mark Ruskell’s  Bill proposes making 20mph the default speed limit for ‘restricted... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Multi-operator bus ticket used for fewer than 1% of journeys

Multi-operator bus ticket used for fewer than 1% of journeys
Andrew Forster

A multi-operator bus ticket covering Portsmouth,... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

‘Rethink community transport’

Councils and community transport operators should take steps to increase the journeys by fare-paying passengers on community transport, a leading bus commentator has suggested. Roger French, former managing director of Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company, spoke after it emerged in a traffic... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Lancs revises Preston bus station charge

Lancashire County Council has cut the fees bus operators will pay for using Preston bus station in the first year of a new charging regime. Operators currently pay the council a bay rental charge of £5,620 per bay at the bus station. The council had planned to scrap this from 1 April,... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Welsh councils endorse plan for joint transport authorities
Andrew Forster

Local authorities in the Cardiff city region have backed the establishment of a statutory joint transport authority (JTA) for the area, which would take over public transport responsibilities from constituent councils.  The Welsh Government floated the idea of creating JTAs in its Improving... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

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