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New commission needed to involve public in infrastructure, says report

New commission needed to involve public in infrastructure, says report

A new report has argued that the government should create a new commission to involve the public in major infrastructure projects. The absence of a national strategy for infrastructure has serious implications, says the independent Institute for Government (IfG) in its report... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Bike-based mobile charging service for electric cars

Bike-based mobile charging service for electric cars

Berlin-based Chargery offers a green mobile charging service for electric cars in urban areas. Based on smart data analysis, Chargery proposes bringing the charging station to its customers by bicycle,... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Guardian abandons pro-bike stance to criticise dockless hire schemes

Guardian abandons pro-bike stance to criticise dockless hire schemes

ON 24 NOVEMBER The Guardian suggested that the “future of dockless bicycles [is] under a cloud amid concerns there are too many bikes and not enough demand”. The article in which this suggestion was put forward made little reference to the situation in the... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
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A tale of two bodies

Setting up a new organisation can be an exhilarating experience, and one that brings great rewards, but it does not come without risk and the contrasting fortunes of the National Infrastructure Commission and the Transport Systems Catapult illustrate the point well.  The NIC, led by the... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Geo-fencing could play a part in West Mids bike share

Sandeep Shingadia Head of programme development Transport for West Midlands Birmingham B19

In response to your article entitled ‘We don’t want dockless bikeshare in the West Mids, says TfWM’ (LTT10 Nov), I would like to highlight the positive opportunities that will arise out of this scheme: • The tender is open for any bikeshare operator to apply • The West... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Comment

TfL consults on Ford’s bus plan

Ford has applied to TfL for permission to launch six micro-bus routes.  The automotive giant has identified London as the next city for its Chariot service using 15-seat Ford Transit vans. Passengers reserve seats and make payments via an app. The service already operates in San Francisco, New... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT studies O licence exemption for community transport services

The DfT is considering granting some community transport organisations (CTOs) an exemption from having to obtain an Operator licence for undertaking commercial work.  The Department is expected to publish a consultation later this month on how parts of the community transport sector must... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

SPT orders throw-away smart tickets

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is procuring disposable smartcard tickets for use on the Glasgow Subway. The ITSO tickets will be used for single, return and all-day tickets on the underground, complementing period smartcards. The supply contract will run for four years, with the option of a... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Tunbridge Wells procures car club

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent is inviting tenders for a ‘back-to-base’ car club. The town’s existing scheme is provided by Co-Wheels. The council will provide no financial support in the new contract but council staff will use the club during working hours via the... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Westminster seeks two car clubs

Westminster City Council is procuring a fixed (back-to-base) car club and a floating car club. Zipcar currently operates a back- to-base car club in Westminster, the contract for which has been extended via a waiver until 31 January.... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

DfT backs rail alliances

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans to form alliances between train operators and Network Rail across England in an effort to deliver better rail services.  Joint working arrangements will take different forms in different areas and could feature joint operational teams,... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Motorway P&R site for Cambridge?

Councils in Cambridgeshire are to compare the costs and benefits of a new bus-based park-and-ride site beside the M11 with the expansion of the existing Trumpington park-and-ride site in the south of the city. A potential location for a new P&R site has been identified on green belt land... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Cambs CA reviews bus delivery models

The cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is to review delivery and funding models for the area’s bus network, with franchising being one of the policy options.  Announcing the review, James Palmer, the Conservative  elected mayor of the combined authority, said:... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Councils weigh-up BRT and light rail for Cambs corridor

Councils weigh-up BRT and light rail for Cambs corridor

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Local authorities in Cambridgeshire are to consult... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

NECA could survive North of Tyne break

The North East Combined Authority (NECA) will continue to exist but only covering four of the existing seven member authorities if the other three form a separate combined authority covering the North of Tyne, the Department for Communities and Local Government has confirmed. Ministers said last... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Rail consumes 54% of UK transport spend

The railways consumed 54% of UK public expenditure  on transport in 2016/17 despite carrying only a fraction of the passenger and freight traffic.  UK public expenditure on transport in the financial year 2016/17 was £29.1bn of which 54% (£16bn) went on rail. Of the remainder,... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
500 more EVs join car share scheme in Madrid

500 more EVs join car share scheme in Madrid

A fleet of 500 all-electric Renault ZOE's will be arriving in Madrid this month to join new car-sharing scheme ZITY, the result of a cooperation between Renault and urban... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Health benefits of walking modelled

Cycling and walking infrastructure schemes are an effective way of improving air quality, leading to fewer deaths, according to a new modelling tool.  Environmental consultancy Eunomia developed the tool in partnership with charity Sustrans to calculate the potential contribution of walking... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Give us space at stations for bike hire, says TfL

Give us space at stations for bike hire, says TfL

More space for hire bikes is urgently needed at mainline railway stations in central London, according to David Eddington, head of cycle hire at Transport for London.  “We’ve had... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

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