3 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Single tier taxi/PHV licence plan axed

The Welsh Government offered no explanation this week for abandoning its proposed common regulation of taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs). The new White Paper on Improving Public Transport contains other proposals on taxi and PHV licensing. Last year Welsh transport secretary Ken Skates said:... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Blueprint for rural public transport

Councils should have a duty to provide suitable public transport to ensure rural communities are not left isolated, says the Campaign for Better Transport. It wants the Government to set up a ringfenced fund for rural transport and says neighbouring rural local authorities should join forces to... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
WECA’s transport plan reliant on massive increase in funds

WECA’s transport plan reliant on massive increase in funds

Andrew Forster

Transport spending in Bristol and the surrounding area... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Third Metrobus route set for launch

A third Metrobus route in Bristol will commence operations next month. Service M1 between Cribbs Causeway, to the north of Bristol, and Hengrove Park to the south will commence on 6 January.  Bristol Community Transport is the operator, acting as a sub-contractor to FirstGroup (LTT 13 Apr).... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
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Mental health ‘days lost’ double at TfL

Transport for London has seen a doubling in the number of work days lost to mental health issues in the last four years, from about 2,500 every four weeks at the start of 2014/15 to about 5,000 in 2018/19. In all, 67,928 working days were lost to staff sickness in quarter two of 2018/19 –... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
Capital’s bus use forecast to fall further

Capital’s bus use forecast to fall further

Transport for London this week put back the date for achieving an operating surplus by a year, to 2022/23, blaming the delayed opening of the Elizabeth line... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

HE opens bidding for smart motorways alliance contract

Highways England has invited companies to join a £4.5bn alliance to deliver smart motorway schemes featuring all-lane running and variable mandatory speed limits. The Government company has launched the procurement process for its ‘Smart Motorway Alliance’, with the intention to... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

AECOM develops Calderdale model

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council has appointed consultant AECOM to develop a multi-modal  model to replace the Calderdale Strategic Transport Model (a Saturn highway model) delivered in 2008. The £629,000 cost will be met by the council and the West Yorkshire Combined... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
Improving WebTAG:?it’s not just about adding content

Improving WebTAG:?it’s not just about adding content

Tim Gent

The title of the workshop on the 15 October was... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Vision Zero operation targets dangerous driving in the capital

Vision Zero operation targets dangerous driving in the capital

Patrick McDonnell

A two-week operation to target illegal and dangerous driving... continue

30 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

DriveNow expands London coverage

Point-to-point car club operator DriveNow has expanded its London operations to encompass nine boroughs. DriveNow, owned by BMW, has added Westminster, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Barnet and Brent to the original four boroughs of Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

London Councils aims to revive capital’s stalled car club vision

Borough association London Councils is setting up a working group to find ways of improving the car club sector’s fortunes in the capital. London Councils says the  capital’s car club strategy, launched in 2015, has failed to deliver its promises. The strategy was drawn up by the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Scots transport and health briefings

Transport and public health expert Adrian Davis is to compile a Scotland-specific research archive on the connections between transport and health. Davis, who was recently appointed professor of transport and health at Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute (TRI), will... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Council to put obese kids on e-bikes

Five electric bikes are to be acquired by Conwy County Borough Council to provide cycling opportunities for “hard to reach” overweight children. The initiative will cost £10,000, with the authority providing £5,000. An officers’ report for Conwy’s cabinet said... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Standard and Uber back electric  vehicle-dominated London

Standard and Uber back electric vehicle-dominated London

On 13 November London’s Evening Standard newspaper published an eight-page supplement in association with Uber dedicated to improving the capital’s air quality by reducing the amount of pollution generated by... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Can we capture transformative impacts of projects?

Can we capture transformative impacts of projects?

Tony Venables

The DfT is currently involved in the assessment and/or delivery of schemes and programmes such as Crossrail 2, High Speed 2 and the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway that are expected to have... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Councils spot train potential where operators are silent

Jonathon Tyler

So, four West Northamptonshire councils propose a study into reopening the Market Harborough to Northampton railway (“Northants champions ‘North-South railway” LTT 09 Nov). Good for them. And good for Leicestershire and Northamptonshire County Councils that they purchased the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Comment

DRT: a commercial urban service, and a rural lifeline?

Barry Connor

In a Viewpoint column last summer I identified the reasons why demand responsive transport (DRT) in the UK had failed to live up to its promise and potential (LTT 21 Jul 17). I also expressed hope that the ‘Total Transport’ initiative would help unlock the constraints on DRT and so... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Comment

A concessionary bus pass opened my eyes to another world

Arthur Kaufman

When my elderly Polo failed its MOT because of multiple defects, I decided to give public transport a try.  Not only were driving and road rage becoming increasingly stressful, there was also the financial benefit of my concessionary travel pass, which was a real bonus when compared to the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Comment

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