Professors voice concern on the future of road investment

Professors voice concern on the future of road investment

Sometimes the ‘what?’, ‘who?’, ‘when?’, ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ all seem to fall into place for an initiative. It... continue

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26 Jan 2023Local Transport Today Comment
UK car production down but electric vehicle output surges

UK car production down but electric vehicle output surges

The number of new cars built in the UK sank to its lowest level for 66 years. The UK automotive sector recorded its worst performance since 1956, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Volumes for... continue

26 Jan 2023EVolution News

Heckstall-Smith joins Basmap

Emma Heckstall-Smith has been appointed by Basemap as a sales manager. She was previously part of the sales management team at Sophos.  ... continue

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25 Jan 2023Local Transport Today People
25 Jan 2023Local Transport Today News
Convention of the North calls for levelling up to be ‘hard-wired' into UK law

Convention of the North calls for levelling up to be ‘hard-wired' into UK law

Northern mayors, civic and business leaders called on the government and opposition to commit to ‘hard-wiring’ levelling up into UK law. The Convention of the North, which was held in Manchester today, is the region’s major annual gathering, bringing together business, political and civic... continue

25 Jan 2023Local Transport Today News
£30m awarded to seven regional decarbonising roads projects

£30m awarded to seven regional decarbonising roads projects

Future roads could be built using asphalt made from grass cuttings and ‘carbon capturing’ cement. These are among the ideas to receive a share of £30m government funding. Seven projects spread across the UK from... continue

25 Jan 2023EVolution News
How best to fight back in the modern world of misinformation

How best to fight back in the modern world of misinformation

Stefan Rollnick

In an age of rapidly exchanged – and often unchecked... continue

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25 Jan 2023Local Transport Today Comment
Over 1 million Blue Badges issued in year ending March 2022

Over 1 million Blue Badges issued in year ending March 2022

Over 1 million Blue Badges were issued in the year ending March 2022, an increase of 25.7% on the previous year, a new Department for Transport bulletin reveals. Disability, accessibility and Blue Badge statistics: 2021 to... continue

18 Jan 2023Parking Review News
Rise of electric vehicles prompts MOT reform consultation

Rise of electric vehicles prompts MOT reform consultation

The Department for Transport has launched a public consultation on the future of MOTs in Great Britain in light of advances to vehicle technology and growing popularity of hybrids and electric vehicles. Proposals put forward... continue

18 Jan 2023EVolution News
Electric Vehicle Smart Action Plan launched

Electric Vehicle Smart Action Plan launched

The Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan published by the UK government and Ofgem sets out steps being taken to maximise the potential of smart charging and make it... continue

17 Jan 2023EVolution News
Q: What does the future of transport look like?
A: Write 500 words

Q: What does the future of transport look like? A: Write 500 words

Mark Moran

Do you have an idea for how the future of transport policy should... continue

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17 Jan 2023EVolution News
UK can reap economic benefits of green growth, says Skidmore report

UK can reap economic benefits of green growth, says Skidmore report

Mark Moran

Working to achieve net zero presents the UK with an opportunity to... continue

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14 Jan 2023EVolution News

Fell gets ITS operations role at WSP

Mark Fell has been promoted to the role of group director, ITS operations as safety at WSP. He previously spent three year as the consultancy’s associate director, intelligent transport. Fell has been with WSP since 2016, prior to which he spent three years as divisional manager –... continue

12 Jan 2023Local Transport Today People

DfT promises integrated transport planning clarity in LTP advice

The DfT has issued a further bulletin on the development of its new Local Transport Plan guidance, which has been delayed from its original issue date last year. It confirms that it proposes to consult on the guidance soon and is considering what the revised timeline means for the implementation of... continue

11 Jan 2023Local Transport Today News
Transport for Wales seeks right balance over governance

Transport for Wales seeks right balance over governance

Rhodri Clark

Further changes to Transport for Wales’... continue

11 Jan 2023Local Transport Today News

DfT appraisal team revises TAG Growth Scenarios

Rhodri Clark

The DfT has announced forthcoming updates to its Transport Appraisal Guidance including the M4 High and Low Growth Scenarios. Revised TAG Unit M4 - Forecasting and Uncertainty is expected to be released in May. This change involves an adjustment to the High and Low Growth Scenarios, to align the... continue

11 Jan 2023Local Transport Today News

Mark Moran

Mark Moran

Resolutions and evolution

Happy New Year! January is a time to make resolutions, which on an individual level usually involves a list of ways of things...

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11 Jan 2023Parking Review Opinion
Parking community finds strength in numbers

Parking community finds strength in numbers

Strength in numbers was the theme of the International Parking Community’s Annual Conference and Charity Gala Dinner, which was held at the Midland Hotel in the... continue

10 Jan 2023Parking Review Features
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Sales of EVs now second only to petrol models

Sales of EVs now second only to petrol models

Mark Moran

The UK new car market recorded its fifth consecutive month of growth in December, with an 18.3% increase to reach 128,462 new... continue

5 Jan 2023EVolution News
Martin awarded MBE for services to transport technology

Martin awarded MBE for services to transport technology

Jennie Martin, retiring secretary general of ITS (UK), has been awarded an MBE in the King’s New Year’s honours list for services to transport technology. Martin is stepping down from the intelligent... continue

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4 Jan 2023EVolution News

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