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

MK probes DRT replacement for buses

Milton Keynes Council is exploring whether demand responsive transport minibuses can deliver a better service to its citizens than tendered bus routes. From next week the council will reimburse DRT operator ViaVan for carrying English National Concessionary Travel Scheme passengers in the Emerson... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

TfL invites freight innovation bids

Transport for London is inviting bids to London FreightLab, a programme to promote innovative freight projects in the capital. Ideas must be submitted by 5 February. FreightLab will offer funding, land, and expertise during the pilot stage for up to six projects. Ten organisations are supporting... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

Funding gap for junction work hits Hants Garden Village plan

Andrew Forster

The construction of a  ‘garden village’ between Portsmouth and Southampton appears to be in jeopardy because of a lack funding for the necessary improvements to a nearby motorway junction.    The 6,000-home Welborne Garden Village near Fareham is being promoted by... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

Oxford gives low-down on EV charging in residential streets

Andrew Forster

Reviews of pilot projects are often informative but LTT has come across few as interesting as the University of Oxford’s Transport Studies Unit evaluation of a trial of on-street electric vehicle charging technologies in the city. Sam Hampton, Tim Schwanen, and Brendan Doody have produced a... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

Capital cuts back car club EV chargepoints

Fewer electric vehicle charging points are being installed for car club bays in London than originally proposed, Transport for London has revealed. The installation of chargepoints for car clubs is one of four workstreams in the capital’s £13.2m Go Ultra Low City Scheme (GULCS) funded... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

Docking stations for Manchester bike hire

Greater Manchester’s new public bike hire scheme will be a dock-based operation, Transport for Greater Manchester has confirmed. TfGM said a docked system would “increase security and reliability” and reflected lessons learnt from Mobike’s failed dockless operation in the... continue

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24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

Hillingdon eyes bike hire expansion

The London Borough of Hillingdon wants to expand the coverage of the Santander Cycles dock-based bike hire scheme that operates at Brunel University, Hillingdon Hospital and in Uxbridge town centre. “This scheme is one of the most well-used schemes of its kind in the country with each bike... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

Camden identifies dockless parking sites

The London Borough of Camden has commissioned consultants to identify places suitable for dockless bike hire parking, in advance of the proposed London-wide byelaw for dockless vehicles (LTT 20 Dec 19).  Camden has already struck memoranda of understandings with two dockless operators, Lime... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

FirstGroup may withdraw plan to sell UK bus businesses

Andrew Forster

FirstGroup could abandon the sale of its UK bus businesses and instead sell off its North American businesses.  The company has appointed advisors to review all options for the North American businesses, which will allow the board to compare the merits of selling them off versus selling off... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

Valley Lines asset transfer will add costs

Transferring the Core Valley Lines (CVL) from Network Rail to the Welsh Government will create inefficiencies in the short-term, a senior civil servant has admitted. The transfer was due to take place last September but has been delayed. As a result, TfW is underspending against its budget, which... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

Uncertain future for municipal bus firm

Halton Transport, one of Britain’s last municipal bus operators, faces an uncertain future with the Cheshire operator posting a £620,000 loss in the year to the end of March 2019. The BBC reports that Halton Borough Council, the company’s arms-length owner, was due to meet... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

DB gears up for Arriva flotation

Deutsche Bahn is making preparations for the flotation of Arriva, its pan-European public transport business with operations in 14 countries.  German state-owned DB dropped plans to sell Arriva just before Christmas, apparently after prospective bidders indicated that they were unwilling to... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

GHD acquires Movement Strategies

Australian-headquartered engineering consultancy GHD Group has acquired London-based transport consultant Movement Strategies, which specialises in people movement and crowd dynamics. The merger sees Movement Strategies’ 35 staff in London join the 600-strong GHD Group team covering Europe,... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

Hallworth leaves DfT for Defra

Taro Hallworth, a senior economic advisor at the DfT, has joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as head of economics and modelling – environmental land management. ... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today People

Eastern Highways Alliance invites bids for future framework

On behalf of the Eastern Highways Alliance (EHA), Essex County Council, will be seeking Contractors to undertake Highways Works including Structural Work, Surfacing, Road Works and Capital Schemes forHighways. Details are available online A bidders event will be held at 9am on the 21st January... continue

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17 Jan 2020Parking Review News

Landowners want voice to be heard on regulation of private land

A coalition of businesses is urging the government to listen to the property sector’s views on the new code of practice for parking on private land. In a letter sent to the local government minister Luke Hall, representatives of Morrisons, British Land and Welcome Break warned that weakening... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
How the car made the modern world... and where is it driving next?

How the car made the modern world... and where is it driving next?

The car was the driving force that accelerated the pace of life in the 20th century. This is the central idea of a new exhibition being staged at the V&A in London. The retrospective brings together a selection of cars that have never been on display in the... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review Features
16 Jan 2020Parking Review Features
Driveway economy worth £24m a year, says YourParkingSpace

Driveway economy worth £24m a year, says YourParkingSpace

British householders made £24m during 2019 by renting out their driveways and empty spaces to motorists needing somewhere to park, reports online portal YourParkingSpace. The £24m made in 2019 dwarves the figures... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Goodwin to head 3C Payment

Goodwin to head 3C Payment

3C Payment has named Tim Goodwin as its new chief executive officer. Goodwin who worked at the... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

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