2 Feb 2019Parking Review Features
National Travel Survey to ask if respondents suffer loneliness

National Travel Survey to ask if respondents suffer loneliness

Andrew Forster

Participants in England’s National Travel Survey (NTS)... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Liverpool/Wirral miss out on pod study cash

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has rejected proposals for studies into new people mover technologies, such as pods, in Liverpool city centre and the Wirral.  The CA invited constituent authorities to bid for a share of £500,000 of DfT Transforming Cities Fund grant for studies... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Climate change demands deep cuts to road traffic, says consultant

Road traffic must be cut significantly if the UK is to deliver the deep reductions in carbon dioxide emissions envisaged by the Paris climate agreement, says a new report prepared for Friends of the Earth (FoE). The campaign group has commissioned environmental transport consultant Transport for... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Free bus travel for under 30s

Bus franchising and free bus travel for the under 30s are vital components of a transport policy to cut UK carbon dioxide emissions, says Transport for Quality of Life in a report on reforming public transport to help achieve the Paris Agreement goals on climate change. Report authors Lisa... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Cancel all car-based housing

Cancel all car-based housing

Planning policy should be rewritten to limit car-based housing and promote high density city living, says... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
HS2 cash should fund buses, says Guardian, as Mirror warns of huge cuts

HS2 cash should fund buses, says Guardian, as Mirror warns of huge cuts

On 3 Februay The Guardian’s economics editor, Larry Elliott, indirectly criticised the Government’s planned HS2 high-speed rail project by suggesting that the money earmarked for the scheme could be far more productively spent improving the country’s bus... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Shared mobility success needs collaboration more than competition

Shared mobility success needs collaboration more than competition

It’s clear that the auto industry has its sights on shared mobility, but in a model that is much closer to Uber and Lyft’s taxi-alternative than true co-mobility or shared modes such as Uber Pool or Lyft Line, which connect potential clients with... continue

12 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
12 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Rail finance meets smart contracting

Rail finance meets smart contracting

Joseph Potvin

Advances in technology may provide new opportunities in metropolitan railway finance, says Joseph... continue

11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Towards a rail industry that supports local growth and boosts local economies

Towards a rail industry that supports local growth and boosts local economies

Campaign for Better Transport has called on the Government to invest £4.8 billion in expanding the railway network to reach the most disconnected and disadvantaged communities. In a new report, The case for expanding the rail network, it outlines how a national reopening programme would... continue

11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Shared Mobility Pledges: accelerate the growth and quality of shared transport services

CoMoUK is joining forces with European partners to create The Shared Mobility Pledge as part of the ShareNorth programme. The pledge scheme will be launched at the Shared Transport Masterclass in Leicester on Friday 22nd February, during which participants will work together to determine the key... continue

11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
£6 million to support ultra-low emission taxis

£6 million to support ultra-low emission taxis

The government has awarded more than £6 million to support ultra-low emission taxis right across the country, furthering its ambition for a zero emission future. The... continue

6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Spot the connection: 86% of UK children breathe harmful levels of toxic air and traffic congestion reaches crisis point across UK

Spot the connection: 86% of UK children breathe harmful levels of toxic air and traffic congestion reaches crisis point across UK

As Unicef published its latest briefing on air pollution, stating that across 86% of the UK, children are breathing in harmful levels of toxic air that can harm their lungs, damage the development of their brains and stunt their growth, new figures from Close Brothers Asset Finance’s quarterly survey of businesses in the UK and Ireland suggest that traffic congestion is reaching crisis point across the UK, affecting both productivity and profitability.  Over eight in 10 (83%) respondents feel that... continue

6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
4 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
New fund launched to boost active travel in Waltham Forest

New fund launched to boost active travel in Waltham Forest

Deniz Huseyin

Waltham Forest council has launched a £20,000 fund... continue

4 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

4 million cars now classified SORN

The number of cars declared SORN (Statutory Off Road Notifications) has risen by nearly 4,000,000 cars since 2008. Data from the DVLA (Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency) shows that the number of vehicles declared SORN has risen from 1,201,340 in Q3 2008 to 5,134,244 in Q3 2018, while the number... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Labour commissions Goodwin to review UK transport funding

Labour commissions Goodwin to review UK transport funding

Andrew Forster

Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald has appointed... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

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