Superforecasting: let's bring back human skills and judgment to model inputs

Superforecasting: let's bring back human skills and judgment to model inputs

Tom van Vuren

Juliana O’Rourke, Programme Director for Modelling World and Tom van Vuren, Modelling World Chair, interviewed Warren Hatch of Good Judgment, who will be speaking and giving demos at Modelling World on 16 October Read... continue

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Quarter of parents admit to engine idling on school run

Quarter of parents admit to engine idling on school run

Mark Moran

COVID-19 has increased likelihood of parents driving... continue

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27 Oct 2020Parking Review News
A reality check for domestic charging networks?

A reality check for domestic charging networks?

A local energy network operator is warning that the electric vehicle (EV) revolution could be in danger of stalling unless technological innovation can prevent system overload. Energy... continue

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Travel demand hit by resurgent virus

Travel demand looks likely to slump again in parts of the UK as the Government and devolved administrations impose new restrictions on people’s lives in an effort to limit a second wave of Covid-19 infections.  All parts of England have been placed into one of three Covid alert levels:... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Dates set for Bath and Birmingham CAZs

The Government has announced launch dates for England’s first two charging clean air zones (CAZs), in Birmingham and Bath. Bath’s Class C CAZ, covering the city centre, will go live on 15 March, despite ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic. LTT understands that Bath & North... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Glasgow leads Metro feasibility study

Glasgow City Council is to lead a feasibility study into a new public transport system for the city-region.  The Glasgow Connectivity Commission recommended a metro rapid transit network, largely using rail-based technology, in its final report for the council last May (LTT 10 May). The... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

TfL grants for new LEZ standard

Transport for London is inviting bids from small businesses and charities for £15,000 to help  make their fleets compliant with the tighter standards for the London-wide low emission zone from next year. The minimum emission standard to avoid charges will increase on 1 March from Euro IV... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

‘School streets’ cut car and bus use

‘School street’ traffic restrictions around primary schools in the London Borough of Croydon have cut car and public transport use, the council reports. Summarising results from the first 17 schools to have the restrictions, Stuart King, Croydon’s lead councillor for environment... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

BEVs ‘may cause outages’

Researchers are to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can control residential electricity demand to prevent battery electric vehicle charging overloading local electricity networks.  Project DINO (Domestic Infrastructure and Network Optimisation) will demonstrate in a new-build... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Nissan LEAF owners recruited for V2G pilot

Volunteers are being recruited for a trial of vehicle to grid (V2G), whereby electric vehicle batteries can feed energy back to the electricity grid at peak times of electricity demand. The Electric Nation V2G project is being delivered by Western Power Distribution in partnership with... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Wisdom of hydrogen called into question

The government’s enthusiasm for a hydrogen economy, including for fuelling lorries, buses and trains, will either generate huge quantities of carbon dioxide or come at huge expense, a critic has said.  Writing in The Spectator, Andrew Montford, deputy director of the Global Warming... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Turnover and profit up at Charge Your Car

Electric vehicle chargepoint operator Charge Your Car has reported an increase in revenues in the year to the end of December 2019. Turnover rose from £1.07m in 2018 to £1.56m. The cost of sales fell from £228,004 to £216,598.  Gross profit rose from £846,108 to... continue

16 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
New LTT app gets warm welcome

New LTT app gets warm welcome

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for getting the new LTT app organised. I’m sure it was incredibly... continue

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War on road traffic particulates is based on junk science

War on road traffic particulates is based on junk science

Paul Withrington Director Transport-Watch Northampton NN2

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16 Oct 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Air pollution and Covid deaths: an inaccurate comparison

Roger Lawson Campaign director Alliance of British Drivers Chislehurst BR7

It is a pity that you published Trevor Ellis’s claim that air pollution kills as many people as Covid-19 (Letters LTT 02 Oct). This is totally unsubstantiated scaremongering and a false allegation. ... continue

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Urban driving isn’t anti-social, and motorists aren’t vermin!

Urban driving isn’t anti-social, and motorists aren’t vermin!

Terry Hudson Whitstable Kent CT5

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Free parking extended at Scottish PFI hospitals

Free parking has been extended at three Scottish hospitals until January. A measure to scrap charges at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary was put in place in March in order to ensure staff caring for patients during the pandemic would not have to... continue

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12 Oct 2020Parking Review News
Skoda drivers get a hand from Parkopedia

Skoda drivers get a hand from Parkopedia

Mark Moran

Škoda drivers will now receive help from Parkopedia when searching for vacant parking spaces. The parking space... continue

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YourParkingSpace raises £5m investment

YourParkingSpace raises £5m investment

YourParkingSpace, a provider of peer-to-peer parking solutions, has secured £5m investment from Pelican Capital to support the next phase of its... continue

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