Parking & Property 2018: Building the future of parking

Parking & Property 2018: Building the future of parking

Parking & Property 2018 will look at how social and technological changes will shape the design and operation of car parks The annual Parking & Property... continue

12 Apr 2018Parking Review News
Independent appeals service to hear penalty rail fare cases

Independent appeals service to hear penalty rail fare cases

Patrick McDonnell

Rail passengers issued with a penalty fare now have... continue

17 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Free off-peak bus travel safe in England for 'foreseeable future'

Free off-peak bus travel safe in England for 'foreseeable future'

Patrick McDonnell

Senior citizens and the disabled will see their free off-peak... continue

17 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Second Severn Crossing to become The Prince of Wales Bridge

Second Severn Crossing to become The Prince of Wales Bridge

Patrick McDonnell

The Second Severn Crossing is to be renamed The Prince of... continue

17 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Treasury will hold purse for rail upgrades

The government’s new pipeline approach to rail enhancements in England and Wales will see the Treasury make final decisions on individual rail enhancements.  The pipeline approach, explained by the DfT last month (LTT30 Mar), will see projects approved on a case-by-case basis, replacing... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Future Generations chief under fire for M4 relief road criticism

Future Generations chief under fire for M4 relief road criticism

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government has accused the Future Generations... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
DfT reviews airport surface access funding

DfT reviews airport surface access funding

The DfT is reviewing funding arrangements for surface access improvements to airports, and asking who should own the roads and railways that serve airports – the... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Corbyn pledges free bus travel for under 25s in franchise areas

Corbyn pledges free bus travel for under 25s in franchise areas

Andrew Forster

A Labour Government would fund free bus travel for under 25... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT gives free bus pass more protection

The Government has amended legislation to protect free off-peak bus travel for over 65s and people with a disability in England. The English national concessionary travel scheme was introduced in 2007. The legislation that provides the scheme has now been amended so that it no longer needs to be... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

No clarity on CP5 projects

Network Rail did not receive the expected clarification last month from the DfT about the status of enhancement schemes in England and Wales that were originally programmed for Control Period 5 (2014/15 to 2018/9). The Control Period 6 strategic business plans published by Network Rail routes in... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Explain low cost estimate for HS2 phase one, Berkeley asks Grayling

Phase one of HS2 will end up costing taxpayers more than twice as much as official estimates, according to a new assessment. Quantity surveyor Michael Byng believes the London to West Midlands route will cost £51bn in 2015 prices, compared with the £24bn in 2013 prices quoted by the... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Ashford International fit for new trains

A £10m project has been completed to allow the new fleet of Siemens-built Eurostar trains to call at Ashford International station in Kent. The investment has seen the installation of KVB signalling, which is used on the rest of High Speed 1, and platform works. The launch of services has,... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Transport for Wales to operate Cardiff’s new bus station

Transport for Wales to operate Cardiff’s new bus station

Rhodri Clark

Government company Transport for Wales will operate... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Welsh bus funding row

The bus industry has written to local authority leaders in Wales to say that a recent funding announcement by the Welsh Government was “highly misleading”. On 23 March, the Government issued a press release titled “Bus grants to keep Wales moving”, in which transport... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Cornwall wants share of fuel duty

Cornwall Council wants the Government to devolve 2p per litre of fuel duty from vehicle fuel sold in the area to help fund the upkeep of the council’s 4,560 miles of road. Cornwall says the 2p topslice would raise £7.5m a year. The proposal features in the council’s New Frontiers... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Derbyshire works to revive bus fortunes

Derbyshire County Council is developing a long-term plan for buses following the decision to retain a bus subsidy budget. Councillors abandoned a plan to scrap the budget altogether in December 2016. Expenditure will, however, be cut by £1m this year (2018/19), from £3.8m to... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Community transport reforms alarm Devon

The DfT’s proposed community transport reforms could have a devastating impact on lifeline transport in rural parts of Devon, the county council is warning.  The DfT is currently consulting on requiring community transport operators conducting commercial work to hold a public service... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Road tech interests Herts

Hertfordshire County Council wants to put itself at the forefront of road technology developments.   Ralph Sangster, Hertfordshire’s cabinet member for highways, told cabinet colleagues: “We don’t know exactly what is going to happen, or when, or how, but I want us to track... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Metrolink and active travel share DfT grant

Metrolink and active travel share DfT grant

Transport for Greater Manchester is to purchase more than 20 new Metrolink vehicles with funding from its share of the  DfT’s £1.7bn Transforming Cities... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Greater Manchester to run High Occupancy Vehicle lane trial

A trial conversion of bus lanes into high occupancy vehicle lanes features in a new congestion reduction plan for Greater Manchester. A Highways Academy is also planned, which will specialise in the design, management and operation of road networks. The congestion plan has been drawn up by combined... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
First sub-contracts Metrobus route to social enterprise firm

First sub-contracts Metrobus route to social enterprise firm

Andrew Forster

FirstGroup is to sub-contract the operation of one of the... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

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