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Councils record £930m surplus on parking account

Councils in England made a £930m surplus from parking activities in 2018/19, according to the RAC Foundation, seven per cent up on the previous year’s £867m and 41 per cent more than the £658m recorded in 2013/14. The 353 local authorities received £1.746bn from on- and off-street parking, including £454m from penalties,  and had expenditure of £816m, excluding interest payments or depreciation on capital assets such as car parks. The figures come from analysis of Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government data by researcher David Leibling.  Steve Gooding, the RAC Foundation’s director, said: “Because the official numbers exclude the cost of servicing parking-related capital investment funded from borrowing, the... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People

Bailey leads Eunomia’s transport team

Environmental consultant Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd has appointed Gavin Bailey to lead its new Sustainable Future Transport business. He joins from TRL where he managed business development for the transportation, sustainability and operations group. Eunomia’s transport team will... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People

Slade joins Smoove from CoMoUK

Christopher Slade has joined bike share firm Smoove to work on business development. He moves from shared transport charity CoMoUK, where he was director for Scotland. ... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People

Tarrant joins Cardiff Bus

Cardiff Bus has appointed Nigel Tarrant as commercial manager. He was a commercial manager with Stagecoach from 2017 until April this year. ... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People

McLernon is FTA’s multi-modal lead

Zoe McLernon has joined the Freight Transport Association in the new role of multimodal policy manager. A political science graduate, McLernon was senior caseworker for the Conservative MP for North Oxfordshire, Victoria Prentis.... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People

Former TfL freight boss joins Fleet Source

Steve Steele has joined road transport industry training firm Fleet Source Ltd as innovations director. Steele was Transport for London’s freight and fleet programme manager from 2003 to 2017.... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People

NR names regional capital delivery chiefs

Network Rail’s five geographic regions, established in June, have this month taken on responsibility for the delivery of capital projects within their boundaries. The five regional capital delivery directors are: Eastern – Rob Cairns; North West and Central – Eoin O’Neill;... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People

Jeantet is new Keolis chairman

Patrick Jeantet will take up the position of executive chairman of Keolis early next year. French-headquartered Keolis operates the Docklands Light Railway, Manchester’s Metrolink, the Nottingham tram system and the Wales and Borders rail franchise. It also has a 35 per cent stake in the... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People

MacDonald is Nestrans’ new chair

Sandra MacDonald has been appointed chair of Nestrans, the North East Scotland transport partnership, succeeding councillor Peter Argyle who becomes joint vice chair with Margaret Bochel. MacDonald has been vice chair since 2017.... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People

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