Indigo sells UK, German, Czech and Slovak parking subsidiaries

Indigo sells UK, German, Czech and Slovak parking subsidiaries

French parking company Indigo sold several of its European subsidiaries to, including the UK, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia operations, to Spain’s Saba... continue

12 Dec 2018Parking Review News

We’re streamlining grant awards – DfT

The DfT is making concerted efforts to streamline the way it awards grant to local authorities, Patricia Hayes, the DfT’s director general for roads, devolution and motoring, told the summit. She gave the example of the £2.4bn Transforming Cities Fund. “That’s £2.4bn... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

EVs: two arguments for road pricing

The growth of the electric vehicle fleet will put pressure on the Government to introduce road pricing for two reasons, said Phil Goodwin, emeritus professor of transport policy at the University of the West of England and University College London. Electric vehicles presented a “double... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
York station frontage revamp progresses

York station frontage revamp progresses

A £15.4m plan to improve the public realm in front of York’s railway station has moved forward, with councillors approving the submission of a... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

£78mfor Welsh local transport

The Welsh Government has announced an extra £78m for local transport improvements over the next three years, 2018/19 – 2020/21. The funding will be awarded in annual tranches of £26m. The largest allocations for 2018/19 are £1.8m for Swansea’s Fabian Way Corridor... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
Scrap HS2 city centre links and focus on capacity, says peer

Scrap HS2 city centre links and focus on capacity, says peer

Andrew Forster

HS2 lines to central London, Birmingham, Manchester and... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Case for East West Rail phase 2 released

The DfT has published the strategic and economic cases for building the next stage of the East West Rail line. Phase one of East West Rail upgraded the Oxford-Bicester line and built a new connection between it and the London Marylebone line at Bicester.  Phase two will reinstate and upgrade... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

EEH criticises Roads Fund allocation

England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) has criticised the Government’s allocation of the National Roads Fund between Highways England’s strategic road network and the local authority network. The Chancellor announced in November that the National Roads Fund would be worth... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Wales to raise free bus travel age

The Welsh Government is proposing to raise the eligibility age for free bus travel from 60 as it seeks to curb the rising cost of its nationwide concessionary travel scheme. The scheme was launched in 2002 to provide free bus passes to disabled people and pensioners, defined as women aged 60 and... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Road user charging on TfL’s agenda

“Next generation road user charging” is identified as a potential mechanism for managing road traffic demand and raising funding in Transport for London’s new business plan. TfL describes road charging as a “key proposal in the mayor’s transport strategy to achieving... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Capital’s investment plans outlined

TfL’s new business plan published this week maintains the previous version’s levels of non-Crossrail capital investment over the next three years. Major investments to the Tube are, however, dependent on Government decisions in the 2019 spending review. “While TfL is planning to... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

IoW seeks £2m PFI road savings

Isle of Wight Council wants to save about £2m a year on its Private Finance Initiative road contract. The council entered a 25-year highways PFI contract in 2013 with Ringway Island Roads Ltd for the maintenance and upgrade of the road network. The contract is worth £720m, of which the... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

HS2 should listen to the needs of Cumbria and Lancashire

Roger Davies Kendal LA9

HS2 Ltd ran a pop-up consultation in Carlisle station last month, so I went along and had a 20-minute chat with two representatives. They were quick to point out that Carlisle was being considered as a stop for HS2 services but emphasised this was for operational requirements to split Glasgow and... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today Comment
UK media praises Luxembourg plan for free public transport – with caveats

UK media praises Luxembourg plan for free public transport – with caveats

Rik Thomas

The news that the small but rich European state of Luxembourg is... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Traffic + Parking: The kerbside is the city’s front line

Traffic + Parking: The kerbside is the city’s front line

Mark Moran

Traffic and parking management professionals will be... continue

13 Dec 2018Parking Review News
British Parking Awards deadline extended

British Parking Awards deadline extended

The British Parking Awards 2019 recognises excellence in management, design and innovation in both the on-street and off-street parking sector. To give... continue

12 Dec 2018Parking Review News

Man who attacked Birmingham CEO jailed

A member of a gang who attacked a Birmingham City Council civil enforcement officer has been jailed for nine months. Danyal Bashir, 20, was caught on phone camera footage attacking of CEO Charlie Weston, whose head was repeatedly stamped on in the Alum Rock area.  Birmingham Crown Court... continue

12 Dec 2018Parking Review News
Fire spread in car parks to be reviewed

Fire spread in car parks to be reviewed

A major review of fire safety in car parks is required following the blaze that destroyed a  multi-storey car park in Liverpool almost a year ago. The... continue

10 Dec 2018Parking Review News
Independent Appeals Service publishes annual report

Independent Appeals Service publishes annual report

The Independent Appeals Service (IAS) was created to adjudicate on disputes between parking operators and consumers within the UK parking services industry. It listens to appeals involving parking charge... continue

10 Dec 2018Parking Review Features
IPC plans to provide public sector parking appeals

IPC plans to provide public sector parking appeals

The International Parking Community (IPC) is seeking to run an adjudication service that decide appeals against penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued by local authorities. The IPC currently... continue

10 Dec 2018Parking Review News
IPC expands head office team

IPC expands head office team

The International Parking Community (IPC) has unveiled a new team structure to support its members and deliver... continue

10 Dec 2018Parking Review News

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2018 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7857

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise