Pay-per-mile vehicle charging concept wins £250k Wolfson Economics Prize

Pay-per-mile vehicle charging concept wins £250k Wolfson Economics Prize

Mark Moran

A recent graduate from University College London has won the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize, a £250,000 competition that posed the question: “How can we pay for better, safer, more reliable roads in a way... continue

14 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

EV charge points life expired

Most electric vehicle charging points installed in the North East of England with Government money just a few years ago are reaching the end of their useful life, says the North East Combined Authority.   Tobyn Hughes, NECA’s managing director of transport operations, said no provision... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Coventry bids to be testbed for CAVs

Coventry’s roads could become a testing ground for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) under plans submitted to Government.  Coventry, Transport for the West Midlands, and unnamed partners have submitted a bid to Innovate UK’s £55m connected and autonomous vehicles... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT probes safety of car software updates

The DfT is commissioning research to understand how safety critical software updates are managed in different industries, to inform how they should be managed in the automotive sector. All vehicles and their safety functions currently have to obtain safety certification, known as type approval. But... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
TfL probes policy & regulatory tools to control use of CAVs

TfL probes policy & regulatory tools to control use of CAVs

Andrew Forster

The introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
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Electric power and shared transport will tame the car

Elsa Woodward, High Wycombe HP13

Cars offer many convenient journeys but they also contribute to air pollution, climate change emissions and congestion, and when cars are not travelling they occupy vast amounts of land for parking.  Electric cars offer reduced air pollution, so Volvo’s  decision to make only... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Sticking to 20 is good for all road users – including drivers

Francis King, Bath BA2

I would like to respond to the letters about 20mph limits of Messrs Walker and Withrington (LTT 7 Jul). Mr Walker points out that it would take 15 years for the greater proportion of vehicles to be equipped, as manufactured, with speed limiters, and that many foreign vehicles will never be... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Further cost rise for Metrobus route

The estimated cost of the Metrobus bus rapid transit (BRT) programme in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset has risen again.  MetroBus comprises three routes: Ashton Vale to Temple Meads, Bristol’s North Fringe to Hengrove, and the South Bristol Link. The South Bristol Link... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
Transport planner scoops £250k road pricing prize

Transport planner scoops £250k road pricing prize

Gergely Raccuja, a graduate transport planner with Amey, has won the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize, worth £250,000, to design a new way of paying for road use. Raccuja proposed replacing... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

New body to steer transport research

The Government is setting up a UK Transport Research and Innovation Board (TRIB) to co-ordinate activity by the UK’s major research organisations.  The DfT is working with the Government Office for Science – part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
Violence, car thefts and burglaries driving rise in crime

Violence, car thefts and burglaries driving rise in crime

Mark Moran

Crime in England and Wales has seen its largest annual... continue

21 Jul 2017Parking Review News
Cycling can grow at international rates in UK even where car dependence high, it is claimed

Cycling can grow at international rates in UK even where car dependence high, it is claimed

Lee Baker

Investing £14-£17 per person in cycling continue

20 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
14 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
Young people turned off driving, survey reveals

Young people turned off driving, survey reveals

Mark Moran

Young people are giving up on the idea of learning to drive, according to research carried out by automotive consumer website... continue

13 Jul 2017Parking Review News
11 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
Paris Agreement finance drive and French fossil fuel car ban in aim to keep carbon-cutting pact on the road

Paris Agreement finance drive and French fossil fuel car ban in aim to keep carbon-cutting pact on the road

Lee Baker

There will be a drive to find new finance to decarbonise transport to implement the Paris Agreement, the... continue

9 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Enterprise Car Club launches in Winchester

Enterprise Car Club has launched a scheme in Winchester with the support of the city council.... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

FirstGroup trials driverless vehicles

FirstGroup has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station, a California-based proving ground, to conduct research into shared autonomous vehicles. ... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Zipcar launches one-way car club

Car club firm Zipcar has launched one-way car hire in London, to complement its traditional round trip service. Zipcar Flex allows members to drop their car in any one of thousands of approved parking bays within a ‘Zipzone’ – an area of 70 square kilometres covering Wandsworth,... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Atkins shareholders back takeover

Canadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin Group has completed the £2.1bn purchase of UK design, engineering and project management consultant Atkins after the takeover won the support of more than 83% of Atkins’ shareholders. The takeover (LTT28 Apr & 26 May) creates a... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

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