15 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Worst polluting vehicles to pay £50 daily charge in Leeds

Worst polluting vehicles to pay £50 daily charge in Leeds

Deniz Huseyin

Leeds City Council is set to introduce a Clean Air... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Crackdown on taxis in Clean Air Zones

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is seeking information from councils on taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) entering or moving within a Clean Air Zone. Councils in England and Wales will be required to share certain details on licensed taxis and PHVs to a central... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

‘Premature’ opening of Forth crossing

An MSP has questioned whether the new Forth road crossing was opened prematurely, given that disruptive works followed its opening in August 2017. A recent Audit Scotland examination of the Forth replacement crossing’s construction found that the final cost, £1.34bn, was 8% to 16% lower... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

SNP presses for new aviation duty

Scottish transport secretary Michael Matheson is calling on the UK Government to solve the “defective” devolution that has delayed the halving of Air Passenger Duty (APD). The Scottish Government intends to replace APD with an Air Departure Tax (ADT), which is 50% lower than APD, and to... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

ScotRail faces penalty for missing smartcard target

Rhodri Clark

ScotRail is likely to be penalised next year for missing its target of 60% of journeys being made with smart ticketing, following slow take-up of its smartcard. Usage of mobile tickets will count towards that target, Transport Scotland said last week, but ScotRail’s m-ticketing product is... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Small firms to trade at London transport hubs

Transport for London (TfL) is giving opportunities to small businesses to trade at transport hubs across the capital through a new partnership with online street trading platform StreetDots. The project enables customers to buy street food and coffee and will later offer them the opportunity to... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Council-run parking contributes £3.58bn per year to London’s economy, says ITP report

Council-run parking contributes £3.58bn per year to London’s economy, says ITP report

Parking management undertaken by councils is an “essential public service” that benefits London’s economy while helping to deal with traffic, improve air quality and ensure better road safety, states a report commissioned by London Councils.  The London boroughs association commissioned consultant Integrated... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Scots back clearer rules on private parking, says MSP

There is widespread support in Scotland for better regulation of the management of parking on private land, a consultation on proposed legislation indicates. Respondees also want to see an independent appeals service, but do not like the idea of introducing keeper liability, the consultation... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Pavement trips cost councils at least £2.1m in compensation, says AA

Pavement trips cost councils at least £2.1m in compensation, says AA

Pedestrians were awarded at least £2.1m in compensation after tripping on pavements in the past year, research by the AA has revealed. The motoring association found that 10,572 people made claims against local councils, although only 859 (8%) were successful.... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
CEO attacked by street gang in Birmingham

CEO attacked by street gang in Birmingham

A civil enforcement officer was dragged off his moped and assaulted by a gang of youths on a Birmingham street. The attack on CEO Charlie Weston, who works for... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

APCOA wins South Western Railway contract

South Western Railway (SWR) has appointed APCOA Parking (UK) at all 135 station car parks across its franchise. The contract is for four years and comes with a possible extension of one year. It commenced on 20 September. APCOA is responsible for providing car park management and new technology,... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Hertfordshire councils appoint APCOA as enforcement contractor

East Hertfordshire District Council, Stevenage Borough Council and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council have appointed APCOA Parking (UK) as their parking management contractor. The five-year contract, which comes into effect on 17 January 2019, covers services including the enforcement of on-street and... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

APCOA to process Lincolnshire’s PCNs

Lincolnshire County Council has appointed APCOA Parking (UK) to run its notice processing service. The five-year contract will see APCOA provide a full back office service to the county’s parking enforcement contract, which is also operated by APCOA.  APCOA is working with parking... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
JBW Group buys Phoenix Commercial Collections

JBW Group buys Phoenix Commercial Collections

Civil enforcement agency JBW Group has acquired Phoenix Commercial Collections. JBW fully acquired the shares of Phoenix with funding provided by its Japanese-based parent company... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Rochford makes PayByPhone its cashless option

Rochford makes PayByPhone its cashless option

The PayByPhone mobile parking app is now the only cashless parking option on offer in the Essex town of Rochford. Rather than accept card payments at pay & display terminals,... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Products & Services
6 Oct 2018Parking Review Products & Services
All hail King Cashless

All hail King Cashless

Anthony Cashel

Over the past few years technological advancements have... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Features
GDPR is here to stay

GDPR is here to stay

Will Hurley

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was a... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review Opinion
Preston Bus Station awarded Park Mark

Preston Bus Station awarded Park Mark

The multi-storey car park at Preston Bus Station has been awarded a Park Mark under the Safer Parking Scheme. The car park at the Grade II-Listed... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Q-Park introduces Employee Parking Platform

Q-Park has launched the Employee Parking Platform for city centre companies that want to offer employees an extra benefit. The platform is free to the companies that sign-up. The platform has flexible payment and contract options and allows employees to buy an annual, quarterly or monthly season... continue

5 Oct 2018Parking Review News

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