Liftshare links up with AppyWay

Liftshare links up with AppyWay

Car sharing platform Liftshare has announced a new partnership with smart parking and intelligent mobility pioneers AppyWay. The two businesses will develop new technology solutions that will enable large employers to both better manage their corporate car parking assets and deliver sustainable... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
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Green spaces: measuring their impact on health and wellbeing for citizens

Green spaces: measuring their impact on health and wellbeing for citizens

Cities are busy places and green spaces can provide a space of calm or a place to exercise, somewhere to meet friends or enjoy nature. Green spaces also improve air quality and sequester carbon, making our lives better and healthier.  At the same time, within the public sector, the... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Features

Dundee plan to scale up mobility innovations

The Mobility Innovation Living Lab (The MILL) in Dundee is leading a £2.5m programme of innovation pilots. We are demonstrating how smart transport technologies, business models and data can improve wellbeing, says Anna Day, Partnerships Manager, Urban Foresight: The MILL was established by... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Features
Urban land community: shaping innovations to develop better places

Urban land community: shaping innovations to develop better places

The ULI Tech Forum brings city, real estate, technology and innovation professionals together to share knowledge, best practice and creative thinking to enable truly innovative solutions to be applied to our urban environment Technology on its own is not the... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Features
DfT remains vague over rail enhancements schedule

DfT remains vague over rail enhancements schedule

Rhodri Clark

The DFT is not saying when it will publish its pipeline of rail enhancement schemes, more than six months into Network Rail’s Control Period... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Long delay on review of VAT for transport projects

Rhodri Clark

HMRC has not yet completed a review started in 2017/18 of VAT charges for major transport projects. Some transport infrastructure bodies have been setting aside large amounts of money pending the outcome. Government bodies can recover VAT on goods and services in an agreed list but not on others.... continue

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Thinktank calls for road usage tax to cover lost fuel revenue

Thinktank calls for road usage tax to cover lost fuel revenue

A system of road pricing should be introduced to combat traffic congestion and compensate for the £28bn loss of revenue from fuel duty as the country makes the transition to electric vehicles, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Call for new roads body for Scotland

Maintenance of local roads on Scotland’s mainland should be entrusted to 12 new authorities, Scottish Road Works Commissioner Angus Carmichael has told MSPs. This would strike a better balance between accountability and efficiency than the current “poor model”, where local... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
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Channel Tunnel operator charge

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has proposed that train operators using the Channel Tunnel Rail Link should pay £26m per year to keep its assets in good condition. The amount is £9m per year less than HS1 – the company that runs 67 miles of high-speed track linking London with... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Transport Summit

The future of the UK’s transport system will be discussed at the 4th Local Transport Summit taking place in Bradford on 28 – 29 November. Speakers include the DFT’s Stephen Fidler; Nicola Kane at Transport for Greater Manchester; and Elizabeth Hunter from West Yorkshire Combined... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Rail tunnel dowry seen as ‘risible’

The UK Government has offered a “risible” dowry for the transfer of a disused railway tunnel, which campaigners hope to convert into a cycling and walking route, according to a minister. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council supports the campaign to reopen the two-mile tunnel at the... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
New road maintenance model for strategic routes in East of England

New road maintenance model for strategic routes in East of England

Highways England is to take charge of routine maintenance and the delivery of strategic routes in the East of England. This continues the roll-out across England of the Asset Delivery operating model, introduced in 2016, which so far covers the East Midlands,... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Transport Scotland underspend

Transport Scotland’s net underspend in 2017/18 was 10 per cent of its budget, partly because of slippages in major projects and in the “Revolution on Rail”. The budget for the year was £2,421m while the net underspend was £244.378m, more than double the... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Surrey votes against third runway

Surrey County Council has voted not to back the addition of a third runway at Heathrow Airport unless a long-mooted southern rail link connecting Staines, Woking and Guildford with Heathrow (LTT 13 Sep) is built beforehand. Council leader Tim Oliver said at a council meeting on 8 October that the... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Uber app offers transport into

Ride-hailing platform Uber has announced that it is to begin offering users of its app information on public transport and other transport options such as bicycles and scooters, as well as its original taxi service. The company has also announced that it is to consolidate its food delivery service... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

No legal basis for councils to buy First bus businesses

Rhodri Clark

The law does not explicitly permit councils to buy bus businesses, which FirstGroup is seeking to divest, Aberdeen councillors were informed last week. Councillors in several Scottish cities and South Wales are interested in taking over local FirstGroup operations. Some have instructed officers to... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Four train operators to sue DfT

Four train operating companies – Stagecoach, Virgin Trains, SNCF and Arriva – are taking the Government to the High Court, alleging that former transport secretary Chris Grayling breached his duties under English and EU law over how he conducted train franchise competitions.  At... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

CAF wins Birmingham tram deal

Public transport vehicle manufacturer CAF has won an order to supply 21 catenary-free trams – with an option for a further 29 – for Birmingham. The contract has been awarded by the West Midlands Combined Authority, the organisation that manages transport and economic development in the... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

West Yorks gears up for First sale

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is considering its options for participating in the sale of First West Yorkshire, which carries 70% of the region’s bus passengers. Helen Ellerton, WYCA’s policy manager, said there is a “potential opportunity to engage in the process” of... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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