Rail-led development – the great connector

Rail-led development – the great connector

Juliana O'Rourke

In the run up to a general election, transport is becoming a key political agenda item, especially for those of us who work in rail, says Brioney Thomas, Partner, Burges Salmon. The slow progress of implementing Great British Railways (GBR) outlined in the ‘draft’ Rail Reform Bill... continue

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23 Feb 2024Local Transport Today News

Rebrand for Young Bus Managers Network

The former Young Bus Managers Network has been renamed Young Bus Professionals in a move that the organisation says reflects the bus industry’s “evolving landscape”. The organisation hopes to encourage more members from public sector bodies and the consultancies that support them,... continue

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21 Feb 2024Local Transport Today People
Hitachi Rail’s McDonald Vice Chair of RIA North

Hitachi Rail’s McDonald Vice Chair of RIA North

Lorna McDonald has been appointed Vice Chair of RIA (Rail Industry Association) North. She is currently Head of Sales – Commuter at rolling stock manufacturer Hitachi Rail, which... continue

21 Feb 2024Local Transport Today People
21 Feb 2024Local Transport Today News

ComfortDelGro expands in UK with £80m buy of mobility specialist

Peter Stonham

The multinational multi-modal Singapore-based mobility company ComfortDelGro has acquired UK-based ground transport specialist CMAC Group for £80 million. Further expansion is believed to be under consideration through newly franchised bus services outside London. ComfortDelGro’s... continue

21 Feb 2024Local Transport Today News

Network data platform CitySwift gets new investment

Transport data platform CitySwift has secured €7m new funding to accelerate product development in its offer to passenger transport operators and local authorities. The Irish company says it now worksin all major UK cities to provide rapid access to accurate data across entire networks,... continue

21 Feb 2024Local Transport Today News
21 Feb 2024Local Transport Today News

DfT publishes new guidance on ‘section 50’ street works licences

Deniz Huseyin

A good practice guide for highways authorities and organisations that need to carry out non statutory street works has been published by the DfT. This applies to those using licences issued under section 50 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA). Section 50 licences applies to those... continue

21 Feb 2024Local Transport Today News
Cars are outgrowing roads

Cars are outgrowing roads

Cars are getting too big for British roads, exceeding the 180cm minimum for on-street parking. New... continue

14 Feb 2024Parking Review News
Half of drivers unsure about new Highway Code rules

Half of drivers unsure about new Highway Code rules

Changes made to the Highway Code in January 2022 gave pedestrian and cyclists priority at junctions. This has seen a rise in fixed penalty notices (FPNs) issued to drivers, according to figures released... continue

14 Feb 2024Parking Review News
New Parkopedia China lead will drive growth of connected car services

New Parkopedia China lead will drive growth of connected car services

Connected parking services provider Parkopedia has appointed a new general manager to lead its business in China. Iris Xu will lead the roll-out of Parkopedia’s expanded mobility products in the Chinese automotive market. Xu has experience in navigation, mobility and... continue

14 Feb 2024Parking Review News
Cargo bikes can compete with cars, say new studies

Cargo bikes can compete with cars, say new studies

Juliana O'Rourke

Cargo bikes are emerging as "game-changers in urban transportation" according to two recent studies, one from Europe and one from the USA. Both reports study shed light on the transformative... continue

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12 Feb 2024Local Transport Today News
BODS powering real-time bus fare information

BODS powering real-time bus fare information

Passenger, a transport technology company, is celebrating the launch of real-time bus fare information in its white-label mobile app product, used by over 35 bus companies in... continue

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12 Feb 2024Local Transport Today News
Pavement parking: Government needs to step up

Pavement parking: Government needs to step up

Powers to ban pavement parking need to be extended to all areas across England to save lives and make streets safer, argues a new report published by the Local Government... continue

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12 Feb 2024Parking Review News

SVP completes purchase of APCOA Holdings

Strategic Value Partners (SVP) has completed its acquisition of APCOA Parking Holdings. SVP is a global alternative investment firm with over $18bn in assets under management. SVP has been a minority shareholder in APCOA since 2014. Last October SVP announced that it would acquire shares from... continue

7 Feb 2024Parking Review News
Government needs to tackle EV misinformation

Government needs to tackle EV misinformation

The government needs build consumer confidence in electric vehicles by countering false information, says the House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee. A new... continue

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6 Feb 2024EVolution News
RingGo partners with Creative Car Park

RingGo partners with Creative Car Park

Creative Car Park has appointed RingGo as its exclusive on-demand cashless payment provider. Drivers using the RingGo app at Creative Car Park sites... continue

6 Feb 2024Parking Review News
UK reaches million EV milestone

UK reaches million EV milestone

Britain’s millionth EV registered during January, while the new car market grew 8.2% for the month, according to new... continue

5 Feb 2024EVolution News
Parisians vote to treble parking fees for SUVs

Parisians vote to treble parking fees for SUVs

Parisians voted for a plan that will triple the price of parking for heavy and large cars such as SUVs in a referendum held on Sunday 4 February. The ‘SUV tariff’ has been... continue

5 Feb 2024Parking Review News
Alleviating payment anxiety

Alleviating payment anxiety

Keith Brown

Drivers of electric vehicles have long experienced concerns around battery range... continue

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3 Feb 2024EVolution Opinion
Trimountain Partners invests in Horizon

Trimountain Partners invests in Horizon

The Horizon Parking Group is to accelerate its growth plans after attracting investment from Trimountain Partners and partners including Westbrooke... continue

2 Feb 2024Parking Review News

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