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Local Transport Plans comeback

Local Transport Plans comeback

A resurgence for Local Transport Plans based on new government guidance was signalled by Stephen Fidler, DfT’s co-director local transport when  he spoke at the Local Transport Summit in Brentford last month.  Fidler admitted that the last serious attention to LTPs was over a decade... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
TfL prepares for ‘managed decline’ scenario

TfL prepares for ‘managed decline’ scenario
Deniz Huseyin

Transport for London (TfL) has warned it will have to scale back support for active travel schemes, reduce bus and Tube... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
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‘Persistent evaders ignore bus lanes and clean air zones: stop them now’

‘Persistent evaders ignore bus lanes and clean air zones: stop them now’
Deniz Huseyin

A collaborative approach is needed to stop persistent evaders ignoring... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News

‘Transport sector must do a better job of recruiting and retaining women’
Deniz Huseyin

More than two-thirds of women in transport have experienced discriminatory behaviour in the workplace, according to a survey.  Speaking at the Local Transport Summit, Jo Field, president of Women in Transport revealed that 70% of women agreed / strongly agreed that transport has a “macho... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News

Union Connectivity Review calls for UK-wide strategic transport network
Mark Moran

The creation of a strategic United Kingdom transport network and collaborative working between the UK government and devolved administrations are key proposals in the final report of the Union Connectivity Review. The UK government asked Sir Peter Hendy CBE, chair of Network Rail, to undertake a... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
Eastern leg of HS2 cancelled

Eastern leg of HS2 cancelled
Mark Moran

The Birmingham to Leeds leg of the HS2 high-speed rail line has been scrapped and a... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News

IRP questions viability of proposals for a Manchester underground station
Rhodri Clark

The Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) has triggered concerns over long-term value for money and planning blight by opting for an above-ground terminus station in Manchester for HS2. Last year, regional leaders presented proposals for the city’s new HS2 station to be sub-surface, with tunnels... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
Leeds mass transit plan is woolly, says LRTA vice-president

Leeds mass transit plan is woolly, says LRTA vice-president

An initial ‘mass transit system’ for West Yorkshire is expected to cost more than £2bn, according to the Integrated Rail Plan. Bus Rapid Transit is one of the possibilities, and transport commentator and Light Rail... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News

People required to travel further for booster jabs
Rhodri Clark

The NHS has increased the distances people need to travel to receive a Covid-19 vaccination, leading to more transport demand and concerns that some people could be unprotected. Millions of vaccines in the first round of mass inoculation were of the AstraZeneca type, which required storage at 2 to... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
Emmerson shares Olympics and pandemic challenges

Emmerson shares Olympics and pandemic challenges

Summit after dinner speaker Garrett Emmerson entertained and informed his audience about the lessons he had learned in his varied career in transport – evolving from traditional... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News

Technology is not the whole answer - we must consume less

In the wake of COP26, there appears to be a major shift towards investors as a driver of change, said Keith Mitchell, director at consultancy Stantec, at the Local Transport Summit. “But are they investing in the right things?” he asked. “There is woefully little emphasis on... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News

TfGM looks beyond transport for travel reduction win-wins

Working on a cross-sector basis beyond the traditional boundaries of the transport sector holds the potential to bring changes that help meet climate change and decarbonisation objectives, Stuart Blackadder, innovation strategy officer from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) told the... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News

Innovative placemaking strategies explored

A Local Transport Summit session looked at innovative new techniques for designing more sustainable neighbourhoods and their transport provision. There were contributions from Hounslow’s head of planning and environment Victoria Lawson; Sarah Matthews, director of transport at Stantec; and... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News

Highs and lows of new innovation put in the spotlight

The sharp rise in the use of private scooters is a cause for concern, believes Thomas Ableman, director of innovation at Transport for London. Although e-scooters are available for sale to private owners, they are illegal to ride on roads or pavements, since they do not conform to vehicle... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
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Residents back Shropshire rail upgrade plans
Peter Plisner

New research shows that Shropshire residents overwhelmingly support plans to improve rail services on the Birmingham, Black Country and Shrewsbury rail corridor. Nearly two-thirds of people in Shropshire see the project as levelling up the county. The poll, undertaken with over 700 Shropshire... continue

3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News
3 Dec 2021Local Transport Today News

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