Winners celebrate at the TRANStech Awards

Winners celebrate at the TRANStech Awards

Darryl Murdoch

The winners of the first ever TRANStech Awards were announced at a glittering 4* lunchtime ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, on Friday 1 November. Winners of the new awards, sponsored by Karhoo, WSP, Innovate UK and CoMoUK, which recognise the use of technology to improve transport,... continue

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5 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Meet the station master

Meet the station master

Mark Moran

High Speed 1 (HS1) is the railway that runs between central London... continue

12 Nov 2019Parking Review Features
Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Development plans for Tipner West in Portsmouth have progressed ‘further than ever before’, and Portsmouth City Council hosted an event in September to engage industry experts and inform them of the ‘tremendous development opportunities and plans for the site, with a first spade in the ground scheduled for summer 2023’. The high... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Earlier this year it was reported in the US that the 'nation’s SUV boom is becoming increasingly deadly' after it was revealed that pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high in 2018. UK journalist Carlton Reid took up... continue

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Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Cyclist and actor Simon O'Brien has extended his role as Liverpool’s cycling and walking commissioner to cover the entire Liverpool City Region, working across all six boroughs to help make the Metro Mayor’s vision for a revolution in active travel a reality. Simon will be speaking at Cycling... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
New funding for parks and green spaces

New funding for parks and green spaces

Community groups can now bid for new parks or reimagined spaces that will be used for everything from children’s play areas to vegetable patches... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

The Lake District national park authority has confirmed it will explore car-free zones as part of its traffic management plans in the national park in tandem with the National Trust. Thomas Burditt, National Trust general manager for the North Lakes, told the Times: 'We... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

No public inquiry for city’s diesel ban

Bristol City Council this week approved controversial plans for a city centre diesel car ban whose hours of operation  may have been chosen to circumvent the need for a public inquiry. The ban will operate between 0700 and 1500 seven days a week. Bristol had considered a 24-hour restriction... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Council EV chargepoint deals are flawed, says West Midlands Combined Authority

Council EV chargepoint deals are flawed, says West Midlands Combined Authority

Andrew Forster

Councils across the West Midlands are exploring a regional electric vehicle... continue

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8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

BP invests in MaaS

BP Ventures has made a €10m investment in Finnish mobility as a service pioneer, MaaS Global.  Roy Williamson, BP’s vice president for advanced mobility said: “The MaaS Global team is at the forefront of a tech-enabled mobility evolution – from having to own a vehicle to... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Berkeley ends HS2 role

Opponents of HS2 fear the project will be given a green light by the Government’s review panel into the project.  The concerns were voiced after Lord Berkeley, a critic of the project who was appointed the review’s deputy chair, announced that his input to the review was now... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Filters to clean air at roadside

A roadside air filter system is being promoted as a way of cutting roadside air pollution. Pollution Solution’s air suction pods, which look similar to cats eyes in the road, are designed for locations where vehicles sit idle, such as junctions, crossroads and traffic lights.  A small... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Transport Scotland defends channelling funds via Sustrans

Andrew Forster

Transport scotland has defended its decision to channel most of its active travel funding for councils via Sustrans, amid criticism of the practice from local government. Sustrans Scotland is receiving grant funding of £59.5m in 2019/20 from the Scottish Government. The majority is capital... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Scots draft NTS ‘lacks focus’

The Scottish Government’s draft national transport strategy suffers from a “lack of direction”, “lacks focus” and “will have little strategic intent or use”, according to Dundee City Council. Proposed actions are “not bold enough”, says Dundee.... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Transport delivery group for Glasgow

Glasgow City Council is setting up a transport delivery steering group to take forward the recommendations of the council’s connectivity commission (LTT 10 May) and projects in Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s forthcoming regional transport strategy. The group will comprise... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Highland cuts business car miles

Highland Council has reported savings of more than £400,000 in business travel costs in the first 12 months of a contract with Enterprise for the provision of 60 vehicles across 21 offices. Vehicles are now available for booking by the hour or day by employees who would have previously used a... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

WYCA fears for future of £2.9bn Transpennine railway upgrade

Andrew Forster

Politicians in the north of England are growing nervous that a Conservative Government may jettison the Transpennine rail upgrade project and concentrate solely on the longer-term Northern Powerhouse Rail programme, which includes a new line between Manchester and Leeds.   The Transpennine... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Nexus grapples with rising budget deficit

A £4.1m deficit has opened up in the 2019/20 budget of Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, prompting a renewed warning that services may have to be cut in future years.   John Fenwick, Nexus’s director of finance and resources, said a number of factors had... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
New funding regime needed for buses, CBT tells politicians

New funding regime needed for buses, CBT tells politicians

Andrew Forster

A new grant funding regime for bus services in England... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL eyes partners to develop talent

Transport for London may form partnerships with  public and private sector bodies to help staff develop their skills. TfL says possible partners in the initiative include Arup, Mott MacDonald, Thales, Siemens, the NHS Leadership Academy, Microsoft, and Transport for New South Wales in... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Bike hire for Stratford & Warwick

Warwick District Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council are engaging the market about plans for a bike hire scheme across their areas. The councils say the scheme should feature parking at ‘Sheffield stands’ and/or branded docking stations throughout the area’s four major... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

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