SP Energy Networks launches free online tool to boost EV chargepoint installations

SP Energy Networks launches free online tool to boost EV chargepoint installations

SP Energy Networks has announced the official launch of the Charge Project’s ConnectMore Interactive Map (CIM). The Charge Project is an initiative from SP Energy Networks and its partners EA Technology, PTV Group and Smarter Grid... continue

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27 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
‘Local commitment’ key to meeting net zero targets

‘Local commitment’ key to meeting net zero targets

Deniz Huseyin

Targets set by the Climate Change Committee in its sixth carbon budget will be missed because of a lack of focus, commitment and resources at a local level, Professor Greg Marsden has... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Publisher’s statement: Your LTT magazine

Welcome to the new incarnation of LTT magazine, returning to continue our 32 year mission of providing independent, authoritative and trusted news and analysis for the UK transport sector.  Although  now  digitally delivered, you will recognise the familiar shape, structure  and... continue

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19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today Comment
Clean air grants offered to councils

Clean air grants offered to councils

The Government has announced a new round of funding worth £9m to help councils in England improve air quality. The Air Quality Grant... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Funding bid for zero emission buses in Cambridge

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is seeking £4.2m funding from DfT for a new Zero Emission Buses Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme for Cambridge. The funding would cover the cost of 30 electric double-decker buses, which would be used on short busy routes in the city... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Electric cargo bikes for hire

An electric cargo bike share scheme has been launched in the London borough of Hackney. Eight electrically assisted cargo bikes will be available to rent from four docking stations across the borough, with two in Shoreditch, one in London Fields and one in Stoke Newington.  Each of the e-cargo... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Report highlights EV charger issues

Peter Plisner

Drivers of electric vehicles want more reliable and easier to use charge points. The road and rail watchdog group Transport Focus suggests that more people would switch from petrol and diesel cars if the charging network was better.  In its report Plugging the gap: Drivers’ experiences... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Hydrogen transport trials to take place in Tees Valley

Hydrogen transport trials to take place in Tees Valley

Mark Moran

Hydrogen transport pilots are to be undertaken in the... continue

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18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
North Essex Parking Partnership elects a new chair

North Essex Parking Partnership elects a new chair

The local authorities that make up the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) have elected a new chair. Cllr Sue Lissimore is the deputy to the cabinet member for highways maintenance and sustainable... continue

18 Sep 2021Parking Review News

Few breakdowns due to charge ‘running out’, says AA

Less than 4% of electric vehicle breakdowns in 2020 were due to “running out of charge”, research by the AA has revealed. But almost all UK drivers overestimate the number of breakdowns that are a result of problems with EV charging infrastructure and vehicle range, according to the... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Monitor ASC ‘displacement effect’, councils told

Rhodri Clark

Authorities should monitor roads near where Average Speed Cameras (ASCs) are deployed in case the enforcement has a displacement effect, according to IAM Roadsmart head of policy Tim Shallcross. He was responding to  reports about a Denbighshire farmer who has had road vehicles crashing onto... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Still Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

Still Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

The dictionary definition of news is “newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events” (and also... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today Comment
Let’s be open to change as we develop transparent forecasts

Let’s be open to change as we develop transparent forecasts

Few people can have been more delighted than me to see DfT publishing its Uncertainty Toolkit, and the inclusion of six Common Analytical Scenarios for modelling and appraisal. I have advocated the modelling of alternative futures... continue

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Searchlight set to take control of Flowbird

Searchlight set to take control of Flowbird

Flowbird, a provider of hardware, software and payment systems for the parking and transport sectors, looks set to have new owners. Funds advised by Searchlight Capital... continue

17 Sep 2021Parking Review News

Mark Moran

Mark Moran

Fresh thinking is in the air

Poor air quality and chronic traffic congestion in the UK’s urban centres have pushed traffic and parking management up the...

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Flexible SIM card tariff for parking providers

Flexible SIM card tariff for parking providers

A data calculation system that accurately calculates monthly SIM card data usage will enable parking operators and local authorities to ensure they only pay for the data they actually... continue

17 Sep 2021Parking Review Products & Services
The open road needs open parking

The open road needs open parking

Peter O’ Driscoll

Cashless parking has proliferated across the UK in the past decade and a half. It’s... continue

17 Sep 2021Parking Review Opinion
17 Sep 2021Parking Review Opinion
ZatPark wins North East Lincolnshire contract

ZatPark wins North East Lincolnshire contract

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, have awarded a parking management software contract to ZatPark following a competitive tender process. Cllr... continue

17 Sep 2021Parking Review Products & Services

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