Introducing road user charging need not be political suicide, says architect of Stockholm’s scheme

Introducing road user charging need not be political suicide, says architect of Stockholm’s scheme

Stockholm’s congestion charge scheme has proved remarkably effective at suppressing traffic levels and encouraging a shift to other modes of transport in the 20 plus years since its launch. After initially facing widespread public opposition, it now has majority support, even among... continue

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Timetable for Scots transport reviews

Transport Scotland has outlined the timetable for preparing three key elements of future transport policy: the second national transport strategy (NTS), the fourth national planning framework (NPF), and the second strategic transport projects review (STPR).  Preparation of the new NTS is... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Plan for two shadow sub-national transport bodies in South West advances

Two shadow sub-national transport bodies could be set up in South West England later this year.   A Peninsula shadow STB would cover Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, Somerset and Dorset.  The other STB, which is likely to be called the Western Gateway,?would cover the West of England... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

‘Explore potential of Blockchain’

The Government should explore the potential transport applications of Blockchain, the decentralised ledger system,  according to a new paper by the Transport Systems Catapult and the University of Sheffield.   The report says that, although Blockchain technology has not yet reached full... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
‘Ask ORR to devise long-term road pricing model for EVs’

‘Ask ORR to devise long-term road pricing model for EVs’

Andrew Forster

Ministers should ask the Office of Rail and Road to... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Barnet chooses Urbo

The London Borough of Barnet has selected Irish firm Urbo to provide a dockless bike hire scheme in the borough.  The two-year pilot scheme is due to commence this month with 100 bikes. Barnet says provision could rise to 300 if justified by demand.  The council reviewed six potential... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Platforms to help manage the transport data explosion

Platforms to help manage the transport data explosion

Teresa Jolley, Nic Cary

“When I hear someone say they have a data... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Features

Autolib electric car share - Cyclepoint leeds

A report from Paris suggests that the city’s Autolib’ electric car share scheme is teetering on the brink of collapse. The Times says Autolib’, introduced in 2011, is racking up huge losses for operator Bollore. In what appears to be a case of one form of shared transport killing... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Transport Scotland survey reveals 83% want pavement parking banned

Transport Scotland survey reveals 83% want pavement parking banned

There appears to be overwhelming support for a footway parking ban in Scotland, a report published by Transport Scotland suggests. The Improving Parking in Scotland report considers the views of stakeholders and individuals who answered a series of questions on... continue

2 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Cenex appoints Hayter as new chair

Cenex appoints Hayter as new chair

Transport and energy consultancy Cenex has appointed Dennis Hayter as the new chairman of its board.  Hayter, who has served as a... continue

1 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
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Let us deliver your transport schemes, TfL tells boroughs

Let us deliver your transport schemes, TfL tells boroughs

Andrew Forster

Transport for London is pitching to deliver more... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Green light for remote control parking

Drivers will be able to use remote control parking devices on Britain’s road from next month. The remote-control function may be used in a variety of ways, from a key fob issued by the manufacturer, to an app on a device such as a mobile phone. The system enables the driver to get out of the... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

TPS launches people’s award

The Transport Planning Society has launched a new people’s award for which local communities are invited to nominate projects. Projects must have been in operation for at least one year to qualify and entries must show how the project’s outcomes have made a positive contribution to the... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News
Murphy quits WSP to lead TfL’s new consultancy business

Murphy quits WSP to lead TfL’s new consultancy business

Andrew Forster

Transport for London has appointed WSP consultant... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

NIC funds five road tech projects

The National Infrastructure Commission has shortlisted five projects focused on preparing the UK’s road network for connected and autonomous vehicles.  The Roads for the Future competition was launched in January and is being run with Highways England and Innovate UK. Eighty-one entries... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News
The opportunity of uncertainty

The opportunity of uncertainty

Michael Oliver

Most of us played with Lego as children, but I was more likely to leave lines of toy cars... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

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