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Five road pricing blueprints shortlisted for £250,000 prize

Five road pricing blueprints shortlisted for £250,000 prize

Five proposals to change how we pay for road use have been shortlisted for the prestigious Wolfson Economics Prize worth £250,000.  More than 120 entries from seven... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Atkins board endorses £2.1bn takeover by Canadian giant
Andrew Forster

The board of British engineering and project management consultant Atkins is recommending shareholders approve a proposed takeover by Canadian engineering and construction group SNC Lavalin.  SNC Lavalin said the acquisition would create a £6.9bn (C$12.1bn) global professional services... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
DfT tests use of NTS data to improve rail demand forecasts

DfT tests use of NTS data to improve rail demand forecasts
Andrew Forster

The DfT is exploring if the accuracy of rail demand... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
HMRC restricts staff tax perk to ultra-low emission vehicles

HMRC restricts staff tax perk to ultra-low emission vehicles

The Government this month partially closed a tax break that has allowed thousands of employees to obtain cars through salary sacrifice schemes. The perk will remain for ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEVs) purchases. Salary sacrifice schemes... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Rapid charging for capital

Transport for London has appointed five suppliers to create a network of rapid electric vehicle charge points in the capital, capable of fully charging a vehicle battery in 30 minutes.  The aim is to install 75 of the 50kw charging points by the end of this year, 150 by the end of 2018, and... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT’s smartcard scheme for South East has flopped – NAO
Andrew Forster

A Government project to accelerate the delivery of smartcard ticketing systems on rail services in the South East of England has been a flop, an investigation by the National Audit Office has revealed. The DfT set up the South East Flexible Ticketing (SEFT) programme in 2012 in an attempt to speed... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Oxford Street transformation floated, as bus numbers cut
Andrew Forster

Transport for London and Westminster City Council have launched a consultation on future traffic arrangements for Oxford Street, central London’s premier retailing street. The exercise comes just days after TfL confirmed that it is to cut bus numbers on Oxford Street by 40% as part of a... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Brice refocuses Sustrans and announces NCN review

Brice refocuses Sustrans and announces NCN review
Andrew Forster

Sustrans is to review the UK’s National Cycle Network and explore whether more of the network could be on traffic-free routes. The NCN... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT sets active travel targets but no extra money pledged

The DfT has pledged to increase walking and cycling activity in England over the next eight years in its first statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS). But the lack of any new funding disappointed active travel campaigners.  The CWIS, a statutory requirement under the... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Don’t let CAZs undermine bus operations, warns industry

Don’t let CAZs undermine bus operations, warns industry
Andrew Forster

Fitting emission reduction equipment to older buses... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Growing rail freight could cut need for road spend, DfT told

Growing rail freight could cut need for road spend, DfT told
Andrew Forster

Investing in key rail freight corridors could cut lorry... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT refuses to release rail industry’s advice on spending
Rhodri Clark

The DfT is not publishing the Rail Delivery Group’s initial industry advice (IIA) on the next funding control period, despite the RDG’s separate advice for Scotland having been released in February. At the outset of the periodic reviews for previous control periods, Network Rail has... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

KSIs fall on average speed camera road in South Wales

Deaths and serious injuries on a section of the A465 Heads of the Valleys road in South Wales have more than halved since average speed cameras were installed in 2013.  GoSafe, the Welsh safety camera partnership, released data to LTT relating to the A465 between Dowlais Top and Hirwaun,... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Hounslow orders lamp post charging points

The London Borough of Hounslow has awarded German firm Ubitricity a contract to install further electric vehicle charging points on lamp posts.  Hounslow began a trial using Ubitricity’s lamp post charging in 2015. The new contract, with a quoted value of £20,000-£55,000,... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Leeds HS2 strategy appointments

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has appointed consultants to help prepare a growth strategy to capitalise on HS2 serving Leeds.  The strategy is being developed in two phases. Lead advisors for phase one are: Deloitte (economy); Arup (skills and supply chain); Cushman and Wakefield (funding... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Transport delivery partner for Northants

Northamptonshire County Council plans to appoint a private sector partner to help deliver place directorate services, which include transport.  The Conservative-controlled council believes the ‘managing agent strategic joint venture’ will drive efficiencies in delivering existing... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

NIC explores new urban transport systems

The National Infrastructure Commission is exploring “first/last mile” transport systems for Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Northampton as part of a wider study of transport needs in the corridor.  Consultants are about to be appointed to conduct a £100,000 transport... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

More cash for new vehicle technologies

Research and development into self-driving vehicles and electric vehicle batteries will benefit from the Government’s new £1bn Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.  The four-year fund, announced by business secretary Greg Clark, will focus on six topics: healthcare and medicine;... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Real world testbeds for innovation urged

The Government should designate part of the UK’s transport infrastructure for ‘real world’ testing environments of new technology, according to the UK engineering profession.  The suggestion comes in the Royal Academy of Engineering’s (RAE) submission to the... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Driverless car trials for urban roads

Driverless cars will be tested on public roads in a project awarded £8.6m from the Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.. The DRIVEN consortium, led by Oxford-based artificial intelligence company Oxbotica, is to test autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

SW Bristol transport probed

Bristol Airport and North Somerset Council are to fund a study into improving transport round the south of Bristol from the west.   The airport is contributing £450,000 and North Somerset Council £200,000 to the Bristol South West Economic Link study. Funding support from Bristol... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Brexit Infrastructure Bill urged to accelerate new roads delivery

Brexit Infrastructure Bill urged to accelerate new roads delivery

The Government is being urged to draft legislation to accelerate the delivery of road improvements to serve the Channel Ports in Kent. Charlie Elphicke, the MP for Dover and Deal, wants the planning processes temporarily  suspended to ensure the quick... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
End unsafe streetlight switch-offs, says AA

End unsafe streetlight switch-offs, says AA

Motoring organisation the AA is calling on highway authorities to stop switching off streetlights at night, saying the practice is unsafe.  The AA has identified 11... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Huge rise in private parking penalties

A huge rise in the number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued by private parking management companies has been revealed in data released by the RAC Foundation.  In 2016/17 the companies obtained 4.71 million vehicle keeper records from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) –... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

School travel plan activity at low ebb

School travel planning activity in Buckinghamshire has collapsed because of funding pressures on the county council, a scrutiny inquiry has revealed.  In 2004 the Labour Government set a target for all schools in England to have a travel plan by 2010, with the aim of cutting home to school car... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

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