Brompton Bike Hire crowdfunding to provide additional bikes to NHS

Brompton Bike Hire crowdfunding to provide additional bikes to NHS

During the COVID-19 emergency, Brompton Bike Hire has been offering free access to its hire bikes for NHS staff for the past few weeks, and now wishes to go further via a crowdfunding campaign to... continue

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Online guide maps free parking for NHS staff and care workers

Online guide maps free parking for NHS staff and care workers

Mark Moran

An online portal providing NHS staff and care workers with... continue

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6 Apr 2020Parking Review News
Private parking operators face a real challenge

Private parking operators face a real challenge

Will Hurley

The International Parking Community has launched a Free Car Park Finder, a portal that provides NHS staff and care workers with information... continue

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6 Apr 2020Parking Review Opinion
Halt Euston HS2 works until design is settled, says Berkeley

Halt Euston HS2 works until design is settled, says Berkeley

Andrew Forster

A critic of HS2 has called on the Government to stop... continue

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MPs to question Department for Transport on impact COVID-19

MPs to question Department for Transport on impact COVID-19

Mark Moran

The House of Commons is to question ministers from the... continue

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Welsh Government steps in with short-term funding support for Cardiff Airport

Welsh Government steps in with short-term funding support for Cardiff Airport

Mark Moran

The Welsh Government has announced financial support to assist Cardiff... continue

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Source London offers free EV charging for key workers

Source London offers free EV charging for key workers

Mark Moran

Electric vehicle charging provider Source London... continue

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Stobart Group sees ‘significant’ growth opportunities despite COVID-19

Logistics and aviation company Stobart Group said its assets still provide “significant opportunities’ for growth in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. The group operates a global logistics operation, energy business and London Southend Airport. Stobart Group has unveiled a number of... continue

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National Express coach services suspended

National Express coach services suspended

Mark Moran

Coach operator National Express suspended its services at midnight on Sunday after government designed measures to stop... continue

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Ferries call for funds to keep sailing during pandemic

Mark Moran

The trade association that represents ferry has called on the government to provide financial support quickly to keep services running. The UK Chamber of Shipping said a steep drop in passenger numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the economics of the sector. Services are... continue

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Dockless byelaw may not eliminate borough patchwork, warn operators

Dockless byelaw may not eliminate borough patchwork, warn operators

Dockless bike hire operators have raised concerns about London’s proposed byelaw for dockless vehicle hire schemes.  The byelaw being prepared by London Councils and Transport for London will apply to bikes as well as modes such as e-scooters if the... continue

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Flexible bus services

Flexible bus services

A shake-up to flexible bus service regulations could encourage more such... continue

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Nottingham light rail extensions proposed

Nottingham light rail extensions proposed

Councillors in Nottingham have authorised the preparation of outline business cases for three short extensions to the Nottingham Express Transit tram... continue

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£1.5m rail grant for Scots cement plant

Transport Scotland has awarded Tarmac a £1.5m Freight Facilities Grant to expand rail freight facilities at the company’s Oxwellmains cement works near Dunbar in East Lothian. The facility sends out cement by rail to Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow, Seaham Harbour south of Sunderland,?and... continue

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Amey and Bear win Scots road contracts

Transport Scotland has awarded road maintenance contracts for trunk roads in the southeast and southwest of Scotland. BEAR Scotland Ltd will take over the South East Unit and Amey OW Ltd will operate the South West Unit. The new contracts will commence on 16 August and run for a minimum of eight... continue

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SPT’s capital budget reduced

The Scottish Government has explained why Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s general capital budget has been cut by £3.7m (19 per cent) in 2020/21. Transport secretary Michael Matheson said capital budgets for regional transport partnerships were part of the overall local... continue

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York to increase tariffs for EV charging

York to increase tariffs for EV charging

The City of York Council is to increase the tariffs at its electric vehicle charging points.  The current 15p/kWh tariff, which was set in 2013, will rise... continue

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E Sussex increases road marking spend

East Sussex County Council is to increase its expenditure on road markings for a year in response to concerns raised by a council scrutiny committee. The council’s current road maintenance contract, held by a Costain/Jacobs joint venture, includes £165,000 for one road marking gang to... continue

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Utility firms criticise council’s permit charges

A council has defended its decision to impose permit charges for streetworks across its entire road network.  Companies say the policy of the recently created unitary authority of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) contradicts DfT guidance. Permits give councils more power to... continue

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TfL awaits DfT’s lane rental decision

TfL is waiting to hear if the DfT will approve its application to reform the capital’s lane rental scheme that see daily charges imposed on companies digging up parts of the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN). Following a consultation last autumn (LTT 25 Oct 19), TfL has... continue

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