Call for ITS to integrate minibus taxis into a public transportation system in South Africa

Call for ITS to integrate minibus taxis into a public transportation system in South Africa

Lee Baker

The ITS sector has received a call to act to integrate various transport services in South Africa, including the minibus taxis that make up "almost 75% of the public transport system" but ill-planned and costly. The claims were made by Thomas Snyman, chairman of the... continue

18 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Little interest from councils in grants for on-street EV chargepoints, says DfT

Little interest from councils in grants for on-street EV chargepoints, says DfT

Deniz Huseyin

The take-up of government grants for on-street electric vehicle chargepoints... continue

15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
New report forecasts an increased uptake of active transport modes with MaaS

New report forecasts an increased uptake of active transport modes with MaaS

Juliana O'Rourke

A new report from the MaasLab at UCL, commissioned by TfL, provides... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Traffic removal: initiatives to improve the nation's health

Traffic removal: initiatives to improve the nation's health

Juliana O'Rourke

The related problems of air pollution and congestion... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Replace shared space 'concept' with street design that meets the requirements of all users

Replace shared space 'concept' with street design that meets the requirements of all users

Juliana O'Rourke

CIHT has finally launched its review of the issue of shared space and how it is being... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Car club strategy ‘hasn’t delivered’

Policies towards car clubs in London have failed to live up to the pledges in the capital’s car club strategy, according to London Councils. The strategy, published in 2015, was endorsed by Transport for London, London Councils and car club operators. But Katharina Winbeck, London Councils... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Three car clubs in Royal borough

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea now has three car club operators, with new entrant Ubeeqo joining Zipcar and Enterprise. Ubeeqo operates from 48 bays. The council has just completed a review of Enterprise’s scheme, which identified a number of bays from which few hires are made.... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Burnham’s £50m for active travel

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has announced a £50m-a-year fund to improve walking and cycling conditions across the conurbation.  The fund will run from 2019 to 2021, with Greater Manchester’s ten districts bidding for a share to part-fund active travel... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Scots council studies municipal operations

North Ayrshire Council is studying the case for creating a municipal bus company to run services.  Councillors have asked officers to prepare a report on the matter, citing unhappiness about cuts to service provision. Transport Scotland’s consultation on bus industry reforms, which... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

New rules to assist driverless systems

The DfT is consulting on amending regulations and the Highway Code to facilitate remote control parking systems and systems to control motorway driving. Remote control parking systems allow drivers to park their vehicle using a device supplied with the vehicle or a manufacturer-endorsed smartphone... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh develops electric vehicle plan

The City of Edinburgh Council is commissioning a study into how to grow the number of electric vehicles in the city. The work, to be completed by March, will look at actions up to 2023, including possible revenue that the council could receive from a charging regime. The council’s new EV... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Emissions tariff for City of London P&D

The City of London Corporation is to introduce an emissions-based tariff for on-street pay & display parking. From 2 April the City will have three tiers of charge: £4 an hour for electric and zero emission capable vehicles; £5.20 for post-2005 petrol and post-2015 diesels; and... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Mobike eyes car sharing market

Chinese bike share firm Mobike is considering a move into the car sharing market. “Yes, we’re thinking about that,” Mobike co-founder and chief executive officer Davis Wang was reported to have said during a panel discussion at a conference in Guangzhou, China, last month.... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Capital’s bike hire hits new heights

More than 10.3 million hires have been made on Santander Cycles in 2017 – a new record – according to Transport for London. The scheme was launched in 2010 and now covers 100 square kilometres, making it the second largest cycle hire scheme in Europe. It is being extended this month... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL explores more express buses

Transport for London is studying the potential for more express bus services in outer London.  “As demand increases with population growth it will become feasible to split the offer on more corridors into ‘local’ and ‘express’ with both justifying decently high... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Autonomous DRT trial for Croydon

The London Borough of Croydon is to host a trial of a small driverless demand responsive transport vehicle as part of the ‘Streetwise’ project that involves Five AI, Transport for London, and Direct Line insurance. “The vehicle will deviate from its route if called by... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL cuts borough LIP funds but Oxford St & cycling get a boost

Andrew Forster

Transport for London is to make deep cuts to many borough funding streams as it prioritises cycling and the mayor’s flagship project to transform Oxford Street (LTT10 Nov 17).  Among borough funding streams to suffer are bus priority, road asset management, major schemes, liveable... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
TfL cuts fare projections by £1.6bn over the next five years

TfL cuts fare projections by £1.6bn over the next five years

Andrew Forster

Transport for London has cut its expectations of public... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Law Commission to develop legislation for driverless cars

Mark Moran

Legislation to promote the safe use of autonomous vehicles will be developed by the Law Commission. It is hoped the new laws will be ready as early as 2021 to support advances in driverless car technology. The commission reviews parliamentary acts and identifies gaps in regulations, and will also... continue

3 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Spread of public sector electric vehicle infrastructure is uneven

Spread of public sector electric vehicle infrastructure is uneven

Mark Moran

As electric cars grow in popularity demand for charging points... continue

20 Dec 2017Parking Review News

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