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New model predicts property impact of transport schemes

New model predicts property impact of transport schemes
Andrew Forster

A software tool has been developed for estimating the  impact road and public transport investments have on property values.  The Government’s... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
TfL to pilot green man authority signals

TfL to pilot green man authority signals

Transport for London is  to pilot green man authority on ten pedestrian crossings in the capital.  The signal strategy already operates on two... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

SW councils aim to persuade ministers that two STBs is best
Andrew Forster

The two shadow sub-national transport bodies in the south-west of England are hoping to persuade the DfT that the region’s transport needs are best served by having two STBs rather than one.  The DfT wants a single STB for the region and has ruled out giving financial assistance to help... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Capital’s bus patronage to fall further as operating costs jump

Capital’s bus patronage to fall further as operating costs jump
Andrew Forster

Transport for London expects the capital’s bus patronage... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Co-wheels secures investors

Car club operator Co-wheels has secured investment and become part of the Oply car sharing network. Co-wheels is part of Oply UK Limited, a new joint venture with investment from Luxemburg-based mobility provider ExaMotive SA, and China’s largest car manufacturer SAIC Motor, the owners of the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Boroughs weigh-up one-way car club model

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea looks set to  approve the operation of floating, or one-way, car clubs. Will Pascall, the council’s lead member for streets, planning and transport, told colleague he was “minded” to permit them in the borough. “We have had... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Don’t copy England’s bus Act, CPT tells Welsh Government
Rhodri Clark

The bus industry has urged the Welsh Government not to replicate England’s Bus Services Act 2017, saying it is too bureaucratic. The Confederation of Passenger Transport also argues that small bus operators – of which Wales has a relatively large number – could be shut out by the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Rebuilt bus station ‘a barrier to bus use’

Rebuilt bus station ‘a barrier to bus use’

The opening of Newport’s rebuilt bus station in 2015 has failed to boost passenger numbers, according to Newport Transport, the city’s dominant bus... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Police Scotland’s focus on inter-urban roads questioned
Andrew Forster

Police Scotland’s road policing priorities may be based on a flawed understanding of accident casualty distributions, an academic supporter of more 20mph limits has said.  Green MSP Mark Ruskell commissioned Adrian Davis, professor of transport and health at Edinburgh’s Napier... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh funds tram driver fatigue detection

The City of Edinburgh Council is holding a procurement competition to devise a system that can  detect if tram drivers are losing consciousness or about to suffer a chronic health issue.  The ‘driver innovation safety challenge’ competition will provide up to £168,000... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Council rules out demolishing homes to comply with NO2 limit
Andrew Forster

Councillors in Caerphilly in South Wales have ruled out demolishing a terrace of houses to eliminate illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide. But the council acknowledges that it may be forced to demolish the homes on legal grounds.  Consultants have recommended demolishing the terrace and adjacent... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans
Andrew Forster

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is calling for... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
London’s ultra-low emission zone launched

London’s ultra-low emission zone launched

Transport for London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) came into force in the central London congestion charge zone this week, introducing additional charges... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Ministers mull CPT’s request for extra reimbursement cash

Ministers mull CPT’s request for extra reimbursement cash

The Scottish Government is considering a request from bus operators for additional funding  to cover a shortfall of at least £6.4m in the budget for concessionary fares reimbursement in 2018/19.   Transport... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Free bus travel for Greater Manchester youths

Free bus travel for Greater Manchester youths

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is to fund free bus travel for 16-18 year olds.  The Opportunity Pass, championed by the conurbation’s Labour mayor Andy Burnham,... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Oxford’s ride-share ‘needs more support’

The Oxford Bus Company is expanding the coverage of PickMeUp, its on-demand ride sharing service, but says more sponsorship is needed to make the service sustainable.   PickMeUp was launched in June last year covering the Eastern Arc of the city, which is home to many major employment... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Warrington road breaks Tory stranglehold on DfT grant pot
Andrew Forster

The Government has awarded almost £200m to two local authority road schemes,  the Warrington Western Link and Shrewsbury’s North West Relief Road. Warrington Borough Council will receive £142.5m towards the £212m cost of the Western Link road connecting the A56 at... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Rapid charging hubs for capital

Transport for London is drawing up plans for electric vehicle rapid charging hubs across the capital for use by taxis and the public.  Julian Bell, London Councils’ transport and environment committee chair, told members that  there would be one such hub site per sub-region of... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT finds £31m more for MetroWest rail

The DFT has announced an additional £31m grant for the MetroWest phase one project to enhance rail services in Bristol and the surrounding area, including re-opening the rail line to Portishead in North Somerset. The MetroWest programme has been blighted by successive cost increases. North... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Reimagining Waverley

Reimagining Waverley: preliminary proposals for a major redevelopment of Edinburgh Waverley station have been published for consultation by Network Rail and the City of Edinburgh Council. An upper mezzanine floor could be built featuring retailing and a new concourse, and there could be better... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

CA halts work on M11 northern extension

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has halted further investigatory work into extending the M11 from Cambridge to Wisbech, pending the outcome of funding bids for two other major road improvements. Cambridgeshire County Council, acting on behalf of the combined authority (CA),... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Borough undermining case for A5/A46 investment, says Leics

Borough undermining case for A5/A46 investment, says Leics
Andrew Forster

Leicestershire County Council has criticised a borough... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Midlands Connect calls for big road spend

Midlands Connect wants the Government to agree a long-term funding plan for upgrading key trunk roads in the region. The shadow sub-national transport body is devising investment programmes for the A46, A5 and A50/A500 corridors that are expected to take ten to 20 years to deliver. It says the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL rethinks active travel metric

Transport for London has abandoned work on a method for assessing if active travel investments lead to more physical activity. “Over the last year we have worked with specialist academics looking to identify a suitable [active travel] metric,” it says. “It has been concluded that... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Camden aims to grow ‘stagnant’ cycle levels

The London Borough of Camden has voiced disappointment with the cycling mode share of its residents.  Camden has delivered numerous schemes to benefit cyclists in recent years, including innovations such as segregated stepped cycle tracks, light segregation on Royal College Street and early... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

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