More and deeper cuts await in autumn after Budget U-turn, say experts

Lee Baker

More and deeper cuts await public services in the autumn Budget after the Government U-turn on increasing the amount of national insurance that the self-employed pay, the Institute of Fiscal Studies... continue

16 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Growing divide in road condition across country as one in six face failure - report

Growing divide in road condition across country as one in six face failure - report

Lee Baker

One in six roads are nearing the end of their life as local... continue

28 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
New £1 coin is legal tender from today

New £1 coin is legal tender from today

The new 12-sided coin is legal tender from today and is now being rolled out across the country. HM Treasury and The Royal Mint have been working with... continue

28 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Transport minister defends DVLA's relationship with private parking sector

Transport minister defends DVLA's relationship with private parking sector

Mark Moran

Transport minister Andrew Jones publicly defended he relationship between... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Looking4Transfers expands Ryanair partnership to provide airport transfers in Italy

Mark Moran

Purple Parking subsidiary Looking4Transfers has expanded its relationship with Ryanair to provide customers with transfers to and from some of the busiest airports in Italy. Yorkshire-based Looking4Transfers is an international airport transfers booking agent. It is quickly becoming the market... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

APCOA strengthens partnership with Fusion Lifestyle

Mark Moran

Fusion Lifestyle has awarded APCOA a contract to manage two car parks at the Bridge and Bellingham Leisure Centres in South London. The leisure centres offer pools, gyms, squash courts, pitches and group classes, as well as cafés and soft play areas for children. This new contract expands... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
NSL Academy to offer apprenticeship training for parking sector

NSL Academy to offer apprenticeship training for parking sector

Mark Moran

NSL has launched an academy for apprenticeship training. The... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
NCP launches B2B website

NCP launches B2B website

Mark Moran

NCP has launched a new commercial and client website, separate to the... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

BPA prepares to draw up a 5-year blueprint

The British Parking Association is developing a new future strategy document that will be called the Blueprint for Parking. The document will set out what the BPA believes needs to be done to achieve success in the parking profession. The intention is to produce a new blueprint for England, Wales,... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Former BPA chief executive Patrick Troy pleads guilty to public decency offence

Former BPA chief executive Patrick Troy pleads guilty to public decency offence

Mark Moran

Patrick Troy, former chief executive of the British Parking Association, has... continue

22 Mar 2017Parking Review News

OnStar extends cooperation with Parkopedia

Subscribers to the driver information service Onstar in the USA, Canada and Europe with a premium parking service through the OnStar AtYourService offering.  The parking service includes dynamic parking space availability for equipped vehicles and other features supplied by Parkopedia. OnStar... continue

20 Mar 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Trans-Pennine road package ‘unaffordable’

Highways England is consulting on improving the trunk road connections between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire across the Peak District National Park but says the cost of the proposals is currently unaffordable. The A628/A616/A61 Woodhead Pass is the trunk road across the Peak District... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
W Mids explores new ways to fund UK Central transport plan

W Mids explores new ways to fund UK Central transport plan

Andrew Forster

Local authorities in the West Midlands conurbation are... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Nobody supports S Yorks HS2 plan’

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council has criticised the Government’s revised plan for HS2 in South Yorkshire. The plans would see a spur connecting HS2 to the Midland Main Line in Derbyshire, enabling HS2 services to serve Chesterfield and Sheffield’s existing city centre station,... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Border Country seeks funding

Local authorities on either side of the Scottish border want to strike a deal with the UK and Scottish governments for additional funding to deliver transport infrastructure and other projects.  The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Initiative brings together five local authorities: Cumbria County... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Rail ‘misses out on property value uplift’

Rail derives little or no value from property development schemes as the industry is barred from owning non-operational land for non-rail purposes, says former TfL deputy chairman Daniel Moylan. “There is insufficient revenue from new rail infrastructure to pay its way, and there are limited... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

NR explains developer contributions policy

Network Rail has explained its plans to secure funding for station improvements from property developers.  NR has requested contributions from the developer of a new building immediately outside Cardiff Central station (LTT 03 Mar). The funding would have paid for enhancements to the station... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

FM Conway wins Newham contracts

The London Borough of Newham has awarded FM Conway two highways contracts each worth up to £20m over a four-year period. The contracts cover road maintenance and major road improvements. FM Conway has delivered highway contracts to Newham for the last ten years.... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Review value of electrification schemes, MPs tell ministers

Andrew Forster

The Government should review its rail electrification plans such as for the Midland Main Line and TransPennine line in the light of the Great Western electrification debacle, the House of Commons public accounts committee has told ministers.  The committee’s report on the Great Western... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Tendering opens for A9 dualling contract

Transport Scotland is inviting tenders for a design, build and maintain contract to dual a six-mile section of the A9 from Luncarty to Pass of Birnam, between Perth and Inverness. The maintenance element of the contract runs for five years. The estimated contract value is £70m.... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

First to sell Borders bus operations

FirstGroup is to sell its operations in the Scottish Borders and Midlothian, saying that the success of the re-opened Borders Railway has made the operations “unsustainable”. Bus operator West Coast Motors is in talks with FirstGroup to take over the operations. First Scotland East... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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