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COVID-19 pandemic turns the transport world upside down

COVID-19 pandemic turns the transport world upside down

The UK transport sector is  facing its biggest crisis in modern times as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the country’s way of life.... continue

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A message from the publisher
Peter Stonham

This magazine passed its 30th anniversary last year. When it was launched, the title was chosen to express our mission to bring together for the first time in a dedicated medium the range of ingredients that make up the local transport agenda, in a way most relevant to those working in this... continue

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Review of HE’s role in the conurbations

THE DFT has announced a study into the role of Highways England’s Strategic Road Network (SRN) in combined authority areas. “As elected mayors and combined authorities develop strategies and working arrangements for their transport and environmental activities in many of our urban... continue

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TfL predicts £500m loss from virus, as services reduced

Transport for London will ask Government for financial assistance to cope with the collapse in public transport ridership caused by COVID-19. Patronage last week was about 19 per cent down on the Tube and ten per cent down on buses compared to the same week last year. Ridership this week fell... continue

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Virus could delay launch of CAZs

The launch of England’s first two charging clean air zones may be delayed by COVID-19. Birmingham and Leeds city councils are due to implement their CAZs this summer.  The Road Haulage Association has called for councils to defer the launch of CAZs for at least six... continue

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London Councils suspends lorry control scheme

London Councils suspends lorry control scheme

London Councils has suspended enforcement of the London Lorry Control Scheme until at least the end of April.  The borough association said the decision would “help... continue

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Bus and coach operators need £1bn emergency aid, says CPT

The Confederation of Passenger Transport has called for £1bn of Government emergency support for bus and coach operators over the next three months because of COVID-19. The CPT said the official advice for people to work from home and avoid social interaction was likely to cost bus operators... continue

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23 Mar 2020Local Transport Today News

Local elections delayed a year

The virus outbreak has prompted the Government to postponed this May’s local elections by a year. Elections were due to be held for 184 councils in England plus some for  directly elected mayors. No elections were scheduled in Scotland or Wales. The mayoral elections due to be held were... continue

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Airports need urgent help – trade body

UK airports have called on the Government for emergency financial assistance to cope with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many airlines have grounded the majority of their fleets as governments around the world impose international travel bans to try and control the spread of the... continue

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Council decision-making hit

Council decision-making is being disrupted by COVID-19. Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire said this week it was cancelling all committee meetings for the next month with the exception of cabinet, planning and licencing committees. Officers and councillors would be focused on supporting local... continue

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Suspend air quality zones, say hauliers

The Road Haulage Association wants councils to suspend a range of regulatory measures covering the freight sector. It has asked for: at least a six-month deferral of clean air zones; a similar length of deferral for London’s direct vision standard for safer lorries; suspension of... continue

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Rail freight asks for track charge waiver

The Rail Freight Group is calling on the Government for financial assistance to help operators continue to deliver goods during the pandemic. One of its requests is a change to the Mode Shift Revenue Support grant scheme to ensure the viability of services, in particular where services are not able... continue

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Welsh Government publishes Bill to reform bus industry

Welsh Government publishes Bill to reform bus industry

The Welsh Government has published its long-awaited Bus Services (Wales) Bill, which will give councils the powers to deliver strengthened partnerships, franchising, and set up new municipal bus... continue

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NI-Scots link ‘will be a tunnel’

The UK Government is investigating building a tunnel between southwest Scotland and Northern Ireland, not a bridge, a minister has revealed.  The Prime Minister has championed the idea of a new fixed link to Northern Ireland and has spoken about it being a bridge  (LTT 21 Feb). But... continue

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Wales asks Turner for road pricing advice

The Welsh Government has commissioned an investigation of road user charging options from the man who masterminded the introduction of the central London congestion charge in 2003.  Transport minister Ken Skates has appointed Derek Turner to conduct the review. Turner was TfL’s managing... continue

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Transforming Cities Fund grant awards announced

Transforming Cities Fund grant awards announced

The Leeds City Region has won the biggest share of the Government’s latest round of Transforming Cities Fund grant, which was announced in last week’s Budget. The Government... continue

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Five-year transport deals for CAs

Eight of England’s combined authorities look set to receive five-year transport funding settlements worth a collective £4.2bn under proposals announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his Budget last week.  The eight combined authorities areas are: West Yorkshire, Greater... continue

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Elected mayor for West Yorkshire CA

Voters in West Yorkshire will go to the polls next May to choose an elected mayor for the conurbation. The Government last week announced a devolution deal for the area that will see the West Yorkshire Combined Authority move to a mayoral model of governance.   The deal, which has to be... continue

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23 Mar 2020Local Transport Today News

Future Mobility Zones named

Solent transport, the West of England Combined Authority, and Derby and Nottingham councils will receive a share of the Government’s £90m Future Mobility Zones funding pot to trial new transport technologies.  Drone deliveries will be trialled by Solent Transport, which covers... continue

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23 Mar 2020Local Transport Today News

We must halve CO2 emissions by 2025, says Manchester
Andrew Forster

Manchester’s carbon dioxide emissions will have to be halved by 2025 in order to stay within the council’s self-imposed carbon budget. Surface transport accounts for 32 per cent of all emissions in the city.   The Labour-controlled council has set a budget for direct carbon dioxide... continue

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Net Zero ‘the next Brexit’

The UK’s net zero greenhouse gas legislation has the potential to divide the country just as Brexit did, critics of the law have said.  Former Conservative and UKIP MP Douglas Carswell tweeted this month: “I wonder if this net zero commitment will replace Europhilia as the delusion... continue

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Public buy-in to Net Zero target ‘essential’

Public buy-in to Net Zero target ‘essential’

Huge efforts will have to be made to engage society if  the UK’s statutory net zero greenhouse gas emissions target is to be met, says a report by the Energy... continue

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Halve fossil fuel trips by 2024 – Haringey

The london Borough of Haringey wants to halve the number of journeys in the borough made by petrol and diesel vehicles by 2024 as part of its ‘climate emergency’ plan.  Haringey has brought forward its target for the borough becoming net zero from 2050 to 2041.  To achieve the... continue

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23 Mar 2020Local Transport Today News
Sunak sends mixed messages on decarbonising road traffic

Sunak sends mixed messages on decarbonising road traffic

The difficult task of decarbonising the road transport sector was highlighted in last week’s Budget as the Chancellor kept the freeze on fuel duty for a tenth year in a row.   Rishi Sunak said he was... continue

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Treasury considers fresh revamp for VED

The Treasury has invited views on how the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) system should be reformed to encourage the take up of zero and ultra-low emission vehicles.  VED rates for cars have been based on the carbon dioxide emissions of vehicles since 2001. For vehicles registered between  2001... continue

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