Trees, trams and tricycles: no place left behind?

Trees, trams and tricycles: no place left behind?

The No Place Left Behind: the Commission into Community Prosperity and Placemaking has launched its new report at the House of Commons. Toby Lloyd, former Head of Policy at Shelter and Housing Adviser to the Prime Minister, chairs the Commission. The Commission seeks to identify and develop... continue

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21 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
SP Energy Networks launches free online tool to boost EV chargepoint installations

SP Energy Networks launches free online tool to boost EV chargepoint installations

SP Energy Networks has announced the official launch of the Charge Project’s ConnectMore Interactive Map (CIM). The Charge Project is an initiative from SP Energy Networks and its partners EA Technology, PTV Group and Smarter Grid Solutions to accelerate the roll-out of public EV charging infrastructure across Cheshire,... continue

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27 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
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21 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
DfT spells out cost of pandemic

DfT spells out cost of pandemic

Peter Stonham

The stresses of a very tough year are made clear in the annual report and accounts for the... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Scottish traffic chief calls for funding as workload increases

The Scottish Traffic Commissioner, Claire Gilmore, says her office must be given the financial support it needs in order to cope with increased demands resulting from implementation of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019.  The Scottish Government, unlike its Welsh counterpart, currently provides... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Williams-Shapps Plan is ‘no threat’ to TfW integration

Rhodri Clark

The creation of Great British Railways (GBR), as outlined in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, will not deflect the Welsh Government’s ambition to integrate transport and provide a common branding, according to Transport for Wales chief executive James Price. The Williams-Shapps Plan said... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
£3bn pledge for buses ‘not enough’

£3bn pledge for buses ‘not enough’

Deniz Huseyin

The Government’s Spending Review will need to make significantly more funding available for... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

HS2 restoration work underway at Curzon Street

Peter Plisner

HS2 has begun restoring one of the world’s oldest railway buildings on the site of its planned Curzon Street station in Birmingham. The Grade 1 listed building has been integrated into HS2’s plans for the new Curzon Street Station, which will provide an enhanced setting to reflect the... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Publisher’s statement: Your LTT magazine

Welcome to the new incarnation of LTT magazine, returning to continue our 32 year mission of providing independent, authoritative and trusted news and analysis for the UK transport sector.  Although  now  digitally delivered, you will recognise the familiar shape, structure  and... continue

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19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Budget open access service planned for London to Edinburgh line

Deniz Huseyin

FirstGroup is preparing to launch a budget open access train service between London and Edinburgh on the East Coast Main Line next month. The move comes as regulators deny a claim, in the last issue of LTT, that their decisions are unfair to open access operators. The budget service, called Lumo,... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Newly employed to get free travel in West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and local transport operators are offering newly employed people free travel on bus, tram and rail services.  Through the Workwise scheme, residents who have gained a new job will get free travel for eight weeks and then half price tickets for a further four... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Swansea to repeat free bus travel after summer success

Swansea Council intends to provide free bus travel for everyone in the next two school holidays, following a surge in passenger numbers when free travel was provided on Fridays to Mondays throughout August. The authority used some of its £20m Covid-19 recovery funding to allow free travel on... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Clean air grants offered to councils

Clean air grants offered to councils

The Government has announced a new round of funding worth £9m to help councils in England improve air quality. The Air Quality Grant... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Free e-bike loan scheme launched in Wales

Rhodri Clark

An electric bike pilot scheme is being rolled out in five locations across Wales – Rhyl, Swansea, Newtown (with links to Aberystwyth) and Barry – offering free loan of the bikes to residents. The scheme, which has received £1m funding from the Welsh Government, is being run by the... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
18 Sep 2021Parking Review News
Online deliveries can help tackle emissions

Online deliveries can help tackle emissions

The pandemic has an increase in demand for freight, servicing and deliveries (FSD) traffic across London. However, the growing popularity of online delivery trend is... continue

18 Sep 2021Parking Review News
Still Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

Still Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

The dictionary definition of news is “newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events” (and also... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today Comment
Let’s be open to change as we develop transparent forecasts

Let’s be open to change as we develop transparent forecasts

Few people can have been more delighted than me to see DfT publishing its Uncertainty Toolkit, and the inclusion of six Common Analytical Scenarios for modelling and appraisal. I have advocated the modelling of alternative futures... continue

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Searchlight set to take control of Flowbird

Searchlight set to take control of Flowbird

Flowbird, a provider of hardware, software and payment systems for the parking and transport sectors, looks set to have new owners. Funds advised by Searchlight Capital... continue

17 Sep 2021Parking Review News

Mark Moran

Mark Moran

Fresh thinking is in the air

Poor air quality and chronic traffic congestion in the UK’s urban centres have pushed traffic and parking management up the...

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17 Sep 2021Parking Review Opinion

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