11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News

National Rail revenue recovers slower than passenger numbers

Rhodri Clark

Revenue across National Rail operators has not recovered from the pandemic as much as passenger numbers have, new statistics indicate. The network-wide picture contrasts with the situation at Transport for Wales Rail, where passenger journeys were recently reported to be below target but revenue at... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News

Government confirms how £5.7bn will be split between city regions

As part of its ‘levelling up’ agenda, the Government has confirmed delivery plans for the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements (CRSTS), totalling £5.7bn.  The amount each city region will get has been confirmed while the North East will be eligible for a CRSTS... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News

Bournemouth's Yellow Buses goes into administration

Peter Stonham

Former municipal operator Bournemouth Transport Ltd , which trades as Yellow Buses, entered administration on 29 July. It has been run for the past three years by a management buy-out team. It is understood that negotiations are underway on the potential purchase of Yellow Buses by “a large... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News

Yorkshire bus operations of HCT Group fold

CT Plus Yorkshire and Powell’s Bus – both part of the HCT Group – ceased all services last week “with a view to entering administration.” Originally the companies had said they would be making an orderly return of contracted services to commissioning bodies. However,... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News

Expanding Rotala buys Burton operator Midland Classic

Bus Group Rotala has acquired Burton-upon-Trent operator Midland Classic for £2.58m, on a business that generated revenues of approximately £5.6m in the 2020/21 financial year to 31 July 2021. Midland Classic operates around 60 vehicles on services in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News

Scottish half price rail sale diverts journeys from car

Rhodri Clark

One in four people who availed themselves of ScotRail’s recent Half Price Seat Sale would have travelled by car instead of train had the promotion not been staged, the operator has revealed. However, 15% would otherwise have gone by bus. Scottish bus operators are continuing to receive... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News

Growing demand for bus bike racks leads operator to boost capacity

Rhodri Clark

A Scottish bus operator is trebling the bicycle capacity of its vehicles amid growing interest in cycle provision on inter-urban bus routes. Ember was founded in 2020 using battery-electric coaches between Dundee and Edinburgh, and later added a Dundee to Glasgow route. From day one, there was... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News

On-street parking charges to double across Glasgow

Peter Stonham

Minimum short stay parking charges on hundreds of Glasgow streets are set to double from later this month. On-street pay and display fees will rise from 20p for 15 minutes to 40p from 28 August. Resident parking permits are also due to rise, but by a more modest amount  though certain... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News
11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News

Uber reports profit after business model change

Ride-hailing company Uber has reported its first ever positive quarterly cashflow. A change in the business model for its UK business had contributed to a “$983m [£814m] revenue benefit”, the firm told its investors. This refers to the firm having to reclassify its UK drivers as... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News
Neglected Suburbia needs transport tools to become sustainable

Neglected Suburbia needs transport tools to become sustainable

Sustainable transport planning for suburban areas is a long-term challenge. Originally designed to match the growth in commuter rail and early motorbus networks, the initial lower density late Victorian, Edwardian and the Nineteen Twenties and... continue

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Steer grows with purchase of Amberside Advisors

Consultancy Steer has acquired project finance advisory firm Amberside Advisors. Amberside said that joining with Steer will enable it to broaden its advice to include renewable energy, transport and infrastructure sectors. Steer is an employee-owned consultancy, with 22 offices across North... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today People
Prof’s role for Gooding at UWE

Prof’s role for Gooding at UWE

Steve Gooding has joined the team at the University of the West of England's Faculty of Environment and Technology as... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today People
11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today News

Dorrington is new traffic commissioner

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has appointed Miles Dorrington acting traffic commissioner for England and Wales, following the decision of Nick Denton to retire from the role. The senior traffic commissioner, Richard Turfitt, has deployed Miles Dorrington as traffic commissioner for the West... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today People

Wrightbus creates new IT director role

Bus manufacturer Wrightbus is seeking to recruit an IT director to work alongside its CEO and senior management team. The newly-created role will see an “experienced IT professional define, plan, implement and manage Wrightbus’s IT strategy”.  Managing director Ian Gillott... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today People
IAM RoadSmart makes Kildare chief executive

IAM RoadSmart makes Kildare chief executive

Antony Kildare is the new permanent CEO of the road safety charity IAM RoadSmart. He has been in the role on an interim basis for the past six months. Kildare is also... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today People

Stantec promotes Alicia de Haldevang

Alicia de Haldevang has become associate sustainability consultant at Stantec, after just more than a year as UK public relations manager at the consultancy. She previously spent more than five years at Atkins, most recently as PR & communications manager, UK & Europe. “After 10 years... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today People

Jackson is head of transport at Durham

Mark Jackson has been appointed head of transport and contract management at Durham County Council. He previously spent nearly seven years at Sunderland City Council, most recently as assistant director of infrastructure, planning and transportation. Before that he worked at Newcastle City Council... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today People

Policy role for Jennings at Logistics UK

Kate Jennings has been appointed  policy director at Logistics UK after more than two years as policy director at the Railway Industry Association. She previously spent more than 13 years at the DfT, most recently as deputy director roads EU exit policy.... continue

11 Aug 2022Local Transport Today People

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