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Transport & Environmental Health Workshop @ Sustainable Transport & Health Summit, February 24, Bristol

The focus group/workshop session on Transport & Environmental Health will explore issues relating to improving air quality, lowering emissions and congestion reduction for smarter fleet operations. Participants will include Public Health Wales, Scania UK, Bristol City Council, LoCITY, WHO Europe, DIVA... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Reforms loom for transport developer contribution regime

Reforms loom for transport developer contribution regime
Andrew Forster

The Government is reviewing how developers contribute... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Network Rail entangled in Japanese knotweed payouts

Network Rail entangled in Japanese knotweed payouts
Rhodri Clark

Network Rail is considering its options after a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street

Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street
Rhodri Clark

The City and County of Swansea Council plans to remodel... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
DfT consults on Bus Services Bill regulations and guidance

DfT consults on Bus Services Bill regulations and guidance

The DfT is consulting on the first tranche of regulations and guidance associated with the Bus Services Bill.  The 151-page document features draft regulations on:  • Advanced Quality Partnership... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Insurance reforms to pave the way for autonomous vehicles
Andrew Forster

The Government is to reform motor vehicle insurance legislation to make it suitable for autonomous vehicles (AVs).   UK motor vehicle insurance is currently based on insuring the driver of the vehicle, rather than the vehicle itself. “In an AV, as the driver can be out of the loop, this... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Shake-up ahead for central Scotland’s transport planning

Shake-up ahead for central Scotland’s transport planning
Andrew Forster

Councils in the Tayside area are planning to create a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Controversial Peak District road scheme may be revived

Controversial Peak District road scheme may be revived
Andrew Forster

A controversial trunk road scheme on the western edge... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Yorkshire mayor could prompt further transport shake-up

Yorkshire mayor could prompt further transport shake-up
Andrew Forster

Local authorities are discussing the idea of an... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Tax land value rises to fund London transport projects’

Taxing land value uplifts  arising from transport and regeneration schemes would provide a new funding stream for transport infrastructure investment in the capital, the London Finance Commission has said.  “The Government should work together with the boroughs, the Greater London... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Our cycle path signage is all wrong, Cardiff Council admits

Our cycle path signage is all wrong, Cardiff Council admits
Rhodri Clark

The City of Cardiff Council is to remove recently... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Hourbike offers flexible fees in Brighton bike hire scheme
Andrew Forster

A new bike hire scheme in Brighton and Hove will feature differential pricing rates depending on whether users leave their bikes at designated docking stations or in ordinary bike parking. Brighton & Hove City Council has awarded Hourbike the contract to operate the scheme,   which will be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Rail industry sets out priorities for Scotland

The rail industry has identified 18 priority enhancements to Scotland’s rail network for delivery over the next 12 years.  The projects feature in the Rail Delivery Group’s advice to inform the Scottish Government’s high level output specification (HLOS) for the railways,... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Shopping mall over Euston?

A shopping complex may be built above the HS2 terminal at London Euston as part of a much larger redevelopment of the land.  The Government is to seek a development partner for the redevelopment of land around and above Euston. A pre-procurement market engagement exercise has just been... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Cut bus numbers on City’s streets, TfL told

Cut bus numbers on City’s streets, TfL told

The City of London Corporation wants Transport for London to cut the number of bus routes in the City, saying many vehicles are running only a quarter full even in the... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Bakerloo line extension

Transport for London is consulting on extending the Bakerloo Line from its current terminus at Elephant & Castle in south London to Lewisham.  Four new stations are proposed: two on the Old Kent Road; at New Cross Gate, providing an interchange with London Overground and national rail; and... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

New transport model for the West Midlands

Local authorities in the West Midlands conurbation are preparing to commission a new strategic transport model.  The conurbation currently uses  PRISM (Policy Responsive Integrated Strategy Model). The contract to build, maintain and use it is held by Mott MacDonald and RAND Europe, and... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Dorset tries to expand rural bus coverage

Dorset County Council hopes that withdrawing a discretionary concessionary travel arrangement in the county will encourage school transport operators to open their services up to the general public. Dorset currently supplements the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme by allowing... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

TfGM sees need for rapid transit tunnels

Tunnels may have to be built under Manchester city centre to accommodate rail-based rapid transit in the long-term, according to Transport for Greater Manchester’s new transport strategy.  Manchester’s second city crossing for Metrolink services will open on 26 February. But... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
New powers planned to boost ULEV uptake

New powers planned to boost ULEV uptake

The Government is to take a series of powers to help it persuade Britain’s motoring public to use electric vehicles.  The powers will be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Government reviews role of Scotland’s RTPs

The Scottish Government is reviewing the future of Scotland’s regional transport partnerships. The Government’s Places, people and planning consultation  on the planning system is seeking views on the “roles, responsibilities and areas of influence of regional transport... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Second council rejects stronger SEStran

A second council in central Scotland has refused to support the South East Scotland Transport Partnership’s (SEStran) proposal to play a bigger role in the area’s transport planning.   Clackmannanshire Council says SEStran has not made the case for moving from a model one to a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

NIC urged to develop high-speed rail plan

The creation of a national high-speed rail network should be the most important transport investment over the next 30 years, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been told by Greengauge 21, the body that has helped put high-speed rail on the political map.  Greengauge calls for new... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Planners question road benefits

The Transport Planning Society has criticised Highways England’s emerging economic growth plan, describing the Government company’s evidence as “unconvincing”.  Consultation on the HE’s evidence, which will underpin the plan, ended last month (LTT 20 Jan 16). The... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

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