22 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
£15m competition seeks to encourage greener freight vehicles

£15m competition seeks to encourage greener freight vehicles

Mark Moran

Companies are being invited to compete for up to £15m... continue

22 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Network Rail gets £5m to develop digital controls for TransPennine route

Network Rail gets £5m to develop digital controls for TransPennine route

Mark Moran

The TransPennine route will be the first digitally controlled intercity... continue

22 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Multi-national companies back Climate Group's EV100 campaign

Multi-national companies back Climate Group's EV100 campaign

Mark Moran

An international business campaign designed to fast-track... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Vehicle fleet managers are anxious about alternative fuels investment

Vehicle fleet managers are anxious about alternative fuels investment

Mark Moran

Businesses are suffering anxiety about the investment required to... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Scottish cities win £22.5m funding for active travel projects

Scottish cities win £22.5m funding for active travel projects

Five active travel schemes have been awarded funding totalling £22.5m by the Scottish government. The shortlisted projects, to be delivered by charity Sustrans, will receive 50% of the total costs. Two of the schemes are in Edinburgh... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Partnership agrees bus fare discounts for young people across North East

Partnership agrees bus fare discounts for young people across North East

Patrick McDonnell

The North East Combined Authority and local bus operators have entered... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
City of London set to provide electric taxi bays

City of London set to provide electric taxi bays

Patrick McDonnell

The City of London is planning to create taxi ranks reserved for electric vehicles. The Corporation is keen to encourage the use of electric... continue

18 Sep 2017Parking Review News
CMA backs new municipal bus companies

CMA backs new municipal bus companies

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has indicated support for Welsh councils having the option to  form municipal bus companies, on... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Scots consult on raising the eligibility age for free travel

Andrew Forster

Transport Scotland is consulting on whether to raise the eligibility age for free bus travel to the state pension age.  Scotland’s free travel scheme is currently open to residents aged 60 and over, as well as people meeting disability criteria.  Concessionary cardholders are... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh clarifies tram extension cost

The City of Edinburgh Council has clarified the treatment of optimism bias in the costing of the proposed three-mile tram extension from the city centre to Newhaven (LTT?01 Sep). The council estimates the line will cost £165.2m in outturn costs, assuming an opening in 2022. This comprises... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Contactless ticketing for W Mids

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is to finance the purchase of contactless ticket machines for some of the conurbation’s smaller bus operators.  WMCA wants to introduce contactless payment and best value capping across the conurbation’s bus network but many smaller... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Loan finance for Blackpool buses

Blackpool Council is to loan municipal bus operator Blackpool Transport Services Ltd up to £16.2m to replace 72 life-expired vehicles. The vehicles will be purchased in five tranches between October this year and March 2020, and each loan will last ten years. The council says many of the... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Support package for CAV innovation

A  support programme for UK innovators in the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) sector has been launched by the Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), the Automotive Council, and the Advanced Propulsion Centre.  The Meridian programme will enable... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Go-Ahead looks overseas to make up for rail franchise loss

Andrew Forster

The Go-Ahead Group is targeting international bus and rail markets to make up for its loss of the London Midland rail franchise, which was a large chunk of its UK rail business.  Go-Ahead wants international operations to contribute 15% to 20% of group profits within five years. Its first... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Catapult helps transport start-ups

The Transport Systems Catapult has launched a programme to encourage business start-ups in the transport sector.    The Intelligent Mobility Accelerator is a partnership between the Catapult and Wayra UK, a start-up accelerator that is part of Telefónica Open Future. Network Rail... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Incorporate HE’s roads into the  MRN, says Economic Heartland

Incorporate HE’s roads into the MRN, says Economic Heartland

England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) is pressing the  DfT to treat England’s most important local authority roads and the Highways England’s strategic road network as a single major road network instead of treating them... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Rethink Oxford-Cambridge Expressway plan, say councils

Rethink Oxford-Cambridge Expressway plan, say councils

Andrew Forster

Councils have expressed doubts about the... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Parts of East-West Rail link at risk

Local authorities are urging the Government not to axe parts of the western section of the East West Rail project in a cost-cutting drive. The project is intended to eventually create a new rail link between Oxford and Cambridge and the current focus is on the western section, from Oxford to... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Capital’s Hopper fare proves a hit

More than 100 million bus and tram journeys have been made using the mayor of London’s new Hopper fare in the year since its launch, Transport for London has revealed. The fare allows passengers to travel on two buses or trams within an hour for the price of one, saving £1.50. Around... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Stonehenge tunnel route announced

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced the preferred route for the £1.6bn A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement scheme, which includes a 1.8-mile tunnel at Stonehenge.  The DfT said the tunnel would “remove the traffic blight on local communities and enhance the... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

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