27 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Reading eyes traffic restraint by 2020

Demand management measures such as a workplace parking levy or road charging could be implemented in Reading as soon as 2020, according to the council.  The Labour-run authority is to study three demand management options to inform a new local transport plan: • a workplace parking... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Traffic surge on Severn Bridges

Traffic on the M4 Severn crossings has increased by more than 10 per cent this summer. Toll charges reduced on 8 January, when the previous private concession ended and VAT was no longer chargeable. Tolls will be abolished at the end of this year. There was significantly more traffic in each month... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Timetable slips for major road schemes

Highways England has reported delays to four of its  major road improvements, including the A63 improvement scheme in Hull, the A428 dualling in Cambridgeshire, and the scheme to place the A303 in tunnel at Stonehenge. Details are reported in HE’s  delivery plan for 2018/19, which... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Birmingham losing patience with Amey

Birmingham City Council says Amey LG’s role as main sub-contractor in the city’s highways maintenance and management PFI contract looks “increasingly untenable” because of continuing disputes about the contract terms.  In 2010 the council signed a 25-year contract with... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
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Barnet may bring highways in-house

The London Borough of Barnet is considering bringing its highways service back in-house. Highways are one of a number of services that since 2013 have been delivered by a joint venture between the council and Capita known as Regional Enterprise Ltd. Barnet says bringing highways back in-house would... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Transport is for people, so let’s talk to them about it!

Transport is for people, so let’s talk to them about it!

Lynda Addison & Jo Field

Roads, footpaths, buses, trains and trams are used day... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment
M3 junction upgrade proposals wins strong public support

M3 junction upgrade proposals wins strong public support

Patrick McDonnell

Plans for a major upgrade of junction 9 of the M3... continue

24 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Park status ‘will fuel Chilterns traffic levels’

Upgrading the status of the Chilterns from an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to a National Park is likely to place additional demands on the area’s transport networks, according to Hertfordshire County Council. Dame Cheryl Gillan, the MP for Chesham and Amersham, is lobbying for... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Road funding campaign launched

The Highways Term Maintenance Association has launched a call for evidence on the importance of funding for roads, to influence the Government’s next spending review. The ‘Britain’s roads – Britain’s future’ initiative will run to the end of the year. For... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
City’s road charging work goes on despite mayor’s opposition

City’s road charging work goes on despite mayor’s opposition

Andrew Forster

Councillors in Cambridgeshire have been presented with the... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Conway wins seven-year Croydon deal

The London Borough of Croydon has signed a seven-year contract with FM Conway for highway maintenance, public realm projects and professional services. The contract commences on 1 October and can be extended for up to three extra years. Over the initial seven years, up to £36.7m will be spent... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Making our transport networks less of a man’s world

Lucy Marstrand, Project Centre London WC1

John Dales’ piece “It’s a man’s world. Only it isn’t” (LTT 06 Jul) was thought provoking. The lack of women in transport is, he argues, one of the reasons for the slow pace of change towards inclusive transport. Transport certainly needs more women. Diversity at... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Rider manages Wokingham’s road plans

John Rider has joined Wokingham Borough Council as a programme manager for the council’s road projects. Rider runs his own interim project and programme manager company, Rider Solutions Ltd, and had been working as a project manager at Highways England since last July. ... continue

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Do more for cycling, Gilligan tells Cambridge, Oxford & MK

Do more for cycling, Gilligan tells Cambridge, Oxford & MK

Andrew Forster

Former London cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan has... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Khan sets funding tests for Westminster’s Oxford St plan

Khan sets funding tests for Westminster’s Oxford St plan

Andrew Forster

Westminster City Council is to lead a new plan to... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

First sections of new DMRB released

Highways England has published the first sections of its revised Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. The four sections cover: introductory text; requirements for safety risk assessment; use of compressive membrane action in bridge decks; and management of corrugated steel buried structures. The... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Zonal rules for Brighton bus lanes?

Brighton & Hove City Council is considering introducing a zone-based approach to what vehicles that can use its bus lanes. Officers told councillors last week: “We are reviewing the usage of bus lanes within the city centre compared to other parts of the city, so may at a further stage... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

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