7 Sep 2020Local Transport Today Features
Stricter coronavirus rules introduced across UK

Stricter coronavirus rules introduced across UK

Mark Moran

A raft of new coronavirus restrictions will apply across the UK as the number of cases increases. The package of measures for England... continue

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23 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
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23 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
End of the line for rail franchising

End of the line for rail franchising

Mark Moran

The UK’s rail franchising system has come to an end, with the government announcing an extended... continue

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23 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Councils ask: 'Do we still need a CAZ?'

Sheffield, Leeds and Bristol city councils are all reviewing whether they still need to implement a clean air zone (CAZ) to comply with legal limits on nitrogen dioxide concentrations.  The councils say Covid-19 has fundamentally altered travel patterns, raising questions about whether a... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Road traffic levels get back to normal but rail stuck in siding

Road traffic levels get back to normal but rail stuck in siding

Andrew Forster

Road traffic volumes in Britain are exceeding their pre-Covid... continue

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21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Oxford consults on lower NO2 limit

Oxford City Council claims to be the first council to propose a citywide target for nitrogen dioxide concentrations lower than the national objective. The national air quality strategy sets an objective for the annual mean of nitrogen dioxide to be below 40μg/m3. Oxford’s new draft air... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Hauliers welcome rethinks

News that Bristol, Sheffield and Leeds city councils are all reviewing the need for clean air zones has been welcomed by the Road Haulage Association.  Chris Ashley, its head of policy on the environment and regulation, said: “We have consistently said that CAZ policy needs reviewing and... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

CAZ plans advance in Birmingham and Bradford

Labour-controlled Birmingham City Council is pressing ahead with its plan for a Class D clean air zone (CAZ) within the city’s ring road.  A council spokeswoman told LTT this week: “Birmingham remains committed to launching it’s CAZ in 2021. Air pollution continues to be a... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

TfL reports 47% KSI fall during lockdown

The number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads almost halved during the first four months of Covid-19 restrictions, says Transport for London.  Road user KSIs in the capital were down 47 per cent in the period 20 March to 15 July compared with the same period of 2019.... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

All change, no change?

Although our title is ‘Local Transport Today’ our role is not wholly defined these days by those words, as our coverage often embraces wider issues that impinge upon the UK’s overall transport policy planning and delivery landscape. A significant example of the relationship... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today Comment
Rik Thomas

Rik Thomas

LTT writer Rik Thomas (pictured) has... continue

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21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today People
Green parking spaces for electric vehicles

Green parking spaces for electric vehicles

Mark Moran

Parking spaces for electric vehicles (EVs) could be painted green as part of the UK government’s programme of support... continue

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10 Sep 2020Parking Review News
Electric vehicle hub launched at Hatfield rail station

Electric vehicle hub launched at Hatfield rail station

Mark Moran

A railway station electric vehicle charging hub has... continue

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10 Sep 2020Parking Review News
Manger joins ZatPark’s management team

Manger joins ZatPark’s management team

Parking software provider ZatPark has appointed Gavin Manger as its new head of solutions. Manger worked at operators Central Parking System and NCP,... continue

10 Sep 2020Parking Review News
Car parks could provide space for housing

Car parks could provide space for housing

Oliver Knight

Just over 240,000 net additional dwellings were added to housing stock in England in 2018/19, 20% below the... continue

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10 Sep 2020Parking Review Features
Solutionlabs gears up for the future

Solutionlabs gears up for the future

Solutionlabs is a company that develops systems and services for the parking sector. Over the past six years it has launched a number of back... continue

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10 Sep 2020Parking Review Products & Services
New COVID-19 restrictions see social gatherings of more than 6 people banned in England

New COVID-19 restrictions see social gatherings of more than 6 people banned in England

Mark Moran

Social gatherings of more than six people in England will not be allowed in law from... continue

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9 Sep 2020Parking Review News
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8 Sep 2020Local Transport Today Features

Uber and Deliveroo support DfT pothole mapping project

An audit into the mapping of potholes in England has been launched by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, aided by data from on-road businesses such as Uber and Deliveroo. The DfT will work with Gaist, a highway data and mapping company, businesses such as Deliveroo, Uber, Tesco and Ocado, alongside... continue

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7 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Welsh Government publishes Clean Air Plan

The Welsh Government has outlined the measures it will take to improve the country’s air quality under its Clean Air Plan for Wales: Healthy Air, Healthy Wales. Poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health and also has effects on biodiversity and the natural... continue

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7 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

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