Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition: winners announced online, 3 December @ 11.00

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition: winners announced online, 3 December @ 11.00

The shortlist of successful entries to the first Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition, run by The Trustees in order to celebrate 150 years since the birth of their benefactor William Rees Jeffreys, is now complete. The competition attracted an... continue

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29 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition: schools shortlist announced

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition: schools shortlist announced

Join us online at 11.00 - 11.45 on Friday 3 December to celebrate the winners of both the £5,000 development grants and the £5,000 and £2,000 prizes for schools. Register free here The shortlist for entries to the Rees Jeffreys Road... continue

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30 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
Union Connectivity Review recommends UK-wide strategic transport network

Union Connectivity Review recommends UK-wide strategic transport network

Mark Moran

The creation of a strategic United Kingdom transport network and... continue

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27 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
The Union Connectivity Review: final report

The Union Connectivity Review: final report

Grant Shapps

In October 2020, the prime minister asked Sir Peter Hendy to undertake a detailed review of how the quality and availability of... continue

26 Nov 2021Local Transport Today Comment
New homes and buildings to have EV chargepoints by law

New homes and buildings to have EV chargepoints by law

Mark Moran

New homes and buildings in England will be required... continue

22 Nov 2021EVolution News
22 Nov 2021EVolution News
Eastern leg of HS2 cancelled

Eastern leg of HS2 cancelled

Mark Moran

The Birmingham to Leeds leg of the HS2 high-speed rail line has been scrapped and a... continue

18 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News

MPs call for pause on smart motorway roll-out

MPs have called on the Government to pause the roll-out of all-lane running ‘smart motorways’ until five years of safety and economic data is available and safety improvements have been delivered and independently evaluated. The House of Commons Transport Committee says that the DfT and... continue

17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
Mile-long rural bypass is first casualty of Welsh roads review

Mile-long rural bypass is first casualty of Welsh roads review

Rhodri Clark

A mile-long bypass in rural Gwynedd has become the first... continue

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17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News

Levelling up funding is ‘bypassing’ the strategic aims of devolved governments

Rhodri Clark

The UK Government’s allocation of Levelling Up Fund money to transport and other schemes in Scotland and Wales has been criticised for bypassing devolution. Some of the transport schemes could even be blocked by Scottish ministers. Roads have been devolved in both nations since 1999 but the... continue

17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News

Electric car clubs in Wales get National Lottery funding

Seven community-owned electric car clubs in rural Wales are to receive almost £500,000 funding from the National Lottery. The clubs, which link up with existing car clubs, will be launched in seven areas: Brecon, Crickhowell, Upper Amman Valley, Kilgetty and Llanteg, Pennard, Pen Llyn, and... continue

17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News

Six-fold increase in EV chargepoints in British homes

New data reveals the number of homes for sale across Great Britain with an electric car charging point installed on the premises, or in a nearby street, has increased six-fold compared with this time last year. A study by homes portal Rightmove looked at the total number of properties for sale that... continue

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17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today People
Shoaf is WMCA’s new chief executive

Shoaf is WMCA’s new chief executive

Laura Shoaf has accepted the role of chief executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) after five months as interim head (LTT... continue

17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today People

Hounslow seeks transport planners

Hounslow Council has launched a recruitment campaign to develop strategies to reduce the London borough’s carbon footprint. This will be lead by Hounslow’s transport planning and road safety team. Key roles will include a principal strategic transport planner, senior transport planner,... continue

17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today People

Chapman is head of external affairs at DfT

Cristina Chapman has been appointed by the DfT as head of external affairs. In her new role she aims to “drive the conversation about rebuilding the transport network as we emerge from the pandemic and into a decade where the system faces the biggest challenge of being part of the solution to... continue

17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today People

WSP hires Foley

Keith Foley has been appointed strategic growth director, transport at the consultant WSP. He previously spent nearly four years at SNC-Lavalin Atkins Transport Consulting & Advisory, before which he was at Transport for London for nearly 10 years in a range of senior posts including head of... continue

17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today People

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