Why is the European parking sector attracting investors?

Why is the European parking sector attracting investors?

Stefania Belisario

There was a flurry of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in the parking sector in 2017, with interest from infrastructure and private equity investors.... continue

6 Jun 2018Parking Review Features
Southampton rolls out electric vehicle charging in city centre car parks

Southampton rolls out electric vehicle charging in city centre car parks

Southampton City Council has installed 30 new electric vehicle (EV) charging points across five city centre multi-storey car parks. Southampton selected NewMotion’s smart charging points, which were installed by JoJu over a six-week period. JoJu was able to connect the charging... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

BPA forms car park fire safety working group

The British Parking Association has launched a working group to examine the issue of fire safety in car parks in the wake of the blaze that destroyed the Liverpool Arena multi-storey on New Year’s Eve. The group is chaired by Russell Simmons, who is chair of the BPA’s Structures Group... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Sheffield parking machine thefts cause damage costing £60k

Patrick McDonnell

Attacks on parking machines have cost Sheffield City Council around £60,000 to make good, a new financial report has revealed.  Although the amount of cash stolen in attacks during May 2017 was relatively small, the cost of replacing the damaged machines was significant, according to a... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

New funding model for MetroWest probed

North Somerset Council has vowed to find a way of delivering the MetroWest phase one project to improve local rail services in Bristol and surrounding area, following the DfT’s rejection of a bid to the Large Local Majors Fund (LTT 25 May). MetroWest phase one would see the branch to... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Hardie prepares conclusions on Edinburgh’s tram debacle

Hardie prepares conclusions on Edinburgh’s tram debacle

If any budding student of project management had the time, then Edinburgh has been the place to be for the last nine months as the inquiry into the city’s tram debacle took oral evidence from scores of witnesses.... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Khan reviews TfL severance pay

London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a review into senior staff severance pay across the Greater London Authority after it emerged that Transport for London paid out more than £50m in severance during 2017/18, the second year running the figure has been this high. As part of its efficiency... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL trials passenger counting tech

Transport for London has launched a trial of five automatic passenger counting technologies on London bus services.  The three-month trial will run on seven buses and test: • Cameras aimed across the bus floor observing the footsteps of passengers getting on and off the bus •... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT wanted more cost pressure on franchise

The DfT encouraged Transport for Wales to demand more from bidders for the Wales and Borders franchise at a late stage in the procurement, only to change its mind about three or four months ago, according to TfW.  The DfT’s rethink appears to have coincided with concerns about... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Free rail travel for youths

Free or discounted travel for children and young people will be introduced on Wales and Borders rail services in 2020. Children aged under five currently travel free. This will be extended to all children aged under 11 years. The offer may be of limited use to parents and grandparents, however,... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Zonal ticketing for Metrolink

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has approved a zonal fares system for travel on the Manchester Metrolink. The current fare structure uses point-to-point fares based on 18 underlying fare bands. The new zonal structure, to be introduced next year, features four zones and will facilitate the... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Unions blamed for rail fare rises

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has blamed trade unions for above-inflation fare rises on the railways. “I want the rate of increase of rail fares to come down,” he told MPs. “The biggest barrier to that is the Labour Party’s and the trade unions’ insistence that... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

FirstGroup’s chief steps down as annual results disappoint

Andrew Forster

FirstGroup chief executive Tim O’Toole has stepped down  following disappointing results for 2017/18.  O’Toole, an American who has led the British company since 2010, was placed on ‘gardening leave’ last week. He will leave at the end of September.... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Times calls HS2 ‘white elephant’ as  Greengauge report makes Metro Page 1

Times calls HS2 ‘white elephant’ as Greengauge report makes Metro Page 1

On 26 May The Times’ economics editor, Philip Aldrick, called for the HS2 high-speed rail project to be scrapped to provide funds for the National Health Service, which could be in need of as much as £56bn extra a year by 2033. After briefly outlining how the NHS is likely to... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Holland's one-stop parking payment shop

Holland's one-stop parking payment shop

Hans Oortwijn

The Netherlands is a highly urbanised country where space is always in short demand. Therefore, the country needs to... continue

5 Jun 2018Parking Review Opinion
Let’s get connected

Let’s get connected

Max Crane-Robinson

Parking is one of the cornerstones of enabling... continue

5 Jun 2018Parking Review Opinion
We are building the future of parking

We are building the future of parking

Nigel Williams

Very powerful forces are pushing the parking sector towards a level of standardisation that would have been... continue

5 Jun 2018Parking Review Opinion
5 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Why the government supports a single code of practice for private parking sector

Why the government supports a single code of practice for private parking sector

Rishi Sunak MP

For many people, their day begins and ends in a car park. The majority of... continue

5 Jun 2018Parking Review Opinion
International Parking Community launches local authority forum

International Parking Community launches local authority forum

The International Parking Community (IPC) has held the first of its new quarterly forums for local authority parking managers. The forum’s members include county, metropolitan and district authorities, including Birmingham City Council,... continue

2 Jun 2018Parking Review News

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