Four shortlisted for East Midlands rail

Four bidders have been shortlisted bidders for the next East Midlands Trains franchise, which is due to commence in August next year. They are: Abellio, Arriva, Stagecoach (the current incumbent), and a joint venture of First and Trenitalia. ... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing
British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

The British Parking Awards 2018 attracted around 100 entries from across the country, from which a short list of finalists has been selected. The entries have been assessed by a panel... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Rise in private PCNs alarms RAC Foundation

Drivers were hit with a record number of parking tickets on private land in the third quarter of 2017-18. RAC Foundation analysis of government data shows that between October and December private parking companies received 1,576,593 vehicle keeper records from the DVLA. The information is used by... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Develop your parking management skills

Develop your parking management skills

Alpha Parking will be introducing a new parking management course in September. The training will be in modular form, last around six months and have... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Features
IPC training academy is going national

IPC training academy is going national

The Training & Development Academy, launched in partnership by the IPC and TRACE Training, is now delivering half-day and full-day courses across... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Features

Brighton mainline upgrade urged

A campaign to secure funding for a major rail capacity scheme in South London is being organised by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The Brighton Mainline Alliance wants the Government to commit to upgrading the ‘Selhurst Triangle’ of junctions just  north of East... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Review of transport fund’s legality

Perth and Kinross Council has played down the significance of a review into the legality of its developer-funded transport fund.  The council’s tariff on new development is intended to part-fund a £109m (2013 prices) package of transport improvements, comprising an £88m Cross... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Business rate top-up powers for mayors

The Government is to amend legislation to enable combined authority elected mayors to levy a business rates supplement, opening up a new funding mechanism for transport.   The West Midlands Combined Authority expects the Department for Communities and Local Government to seek Parliamentary... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
‘New developer funding model for capital unviable’ – study

‘New developer funding model for capital unviable’ – study

Andrew Forster

A new form of developer funding for transport... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Parking charge plan for teachers ditched

Swansea Council appears to have abandoned a proposed parking charge at schools following an outcry from teachers. The proposal was made in a recent consultation on the £20m saving the authority will have to make in the next financial year. However, there was no mention of the charge in the... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Barnet consults on floating car clubs

The London Borough of Barnet is consulting on allowing floating car club operators to operate in the borough. Unlike a traditional round-trip car club in which users return the car to a dedicated bay at the end of a hire, in floating car clubs users can hire a car from one point and leave it at... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Wales seeks rail contractors

Transport for Wales is seeking contractors for a £700m programme of rail-related civil engineering works. The contract will last for two years, with an option to extend for up to two more. TfW intends to establish a framework of “specialist rail civil contractors to provide engineering... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Low cost rail re-opening in Ebbw Vale was a false economy

The decision to minimise infrastructure on the Ebbw Vale railway in South East Wales on the back of flawed passenger forecasts is proving expensive, with most of the budget for additional capacity already spent but no end to the work in sight.  The Welsh Government marked the tenth anniversary... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Skates sets out timetable for Valley Lines asset transfer

Skates sets out timetable for Valley Lines asset transfer

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government has shed light on the proposed... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Northants cash crisis hits buses and roads

Northamptonshire County Council is to more than halve its spending on bus services over the next two years as it battles with an “unprecedented” financial challenge.   The council this month issued a section 114 notice under which no new expenditure is permitted, with the exception... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
TfGM budgets £11.5m for franchise study

TfGM budgets £11.5m for franchise study

Transport for Greater Manchester plans to spend £11.5m next year exploring the case for franchising bus services.  The funding will be used... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Norfolk u-turns on bus subsidy cut

Norfolk County Council has dropped a plan to cut the support for bus services by £500,000 next year. Bus Users UK worked with local passengers to raise concerns about the cuts during the public consultation on the budget. ... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Kent backtracks on bus subsidy cut

Kent County Council has dropped plans to cut £2.25m from the bus services support budget next year. Instead, a cut of only £450,000 will be made. “We believe there are smarter, more responsive ways to deliver these services,” says the council. “We intend to arrange a... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

WMCA cuts levy, but bus spend rises

The transport revenue levy paid by the seven West Midlands districts for Transport for the West Midlands will fall by £6.8m next year, from £121.5m (2017/18) to £114.7m (2018/19). The use of £1m of reserves means TfWM’s revenue budget will be £115.7m. English... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

GM leaders reject concessions charge

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has rejected a plan to introduce a £12 annual charge for resident concessionary passholders wanting unlimited travel on Metrolink and local rail services. The local concession is currently free to all residents but Transport for Greater Manchester said a... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Top rail travel innovators get £3.6m government funding

Deniz Huseyin

Ten innovations designed to enhance rail travel are to receive a total of £3.6m in government grants. The funding, announced today, has been awarded through the First of a Kind competition, run by Innovate UK, as part of the Department for Transport’s scheme to improve the passenger... continue

15 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

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