Towards a rail industry that supports local growth and boosts local economies

Towards a rail industry that supports local growth and boosts local economies

Campaign for Better Transport has called on the Government to invest £4.8 billion in expanding the railway network to reach the most disconnected and disadvantaged communities. In a new report, The case for expanding the... continue

11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Boroughs present DfT with agenda for capital’s transport

Boroughs present DfT with agenda for capital’s transport

Andrew Forster

London boroughs have urged the Government to find a new... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Delay tunnel closure, Bradford asks HE

Councillors in Bradford want Highways England to delay work to permanently close a disused railway tunnel, which  campaigners say could form part of a new cycle/walking route to Halifax. The 2.3km-long Queensbury Tunnel was built in the 1870s but the rail line closed in the 1950s. The tunnel... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Suffolk forfeits £77.5m of DfT grant as bridge project is axed

Suffolk forfeits £77.5m of DfT grant as bridge project is axed

Andrew Forster

Suffolk County Council will lose £77.5m of DfT grant... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Birmingham flyover to be torn down in plan to revitalise area

Birmingham flyover to be torn down in plan to revitalise area

Andrew Forster

A flyover on a major radial road in the north of Birmingham... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
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M4 Severn crossing traffic up after toll axe

Westbound traffic on the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge was 12.2 per cent higher last month than in January 2018, data from Highways England reveal. Tolls for both Severn Crossings, the M4 and the M48, which were payable westbound only, were removed on 17 December. In January 2018 they had been reduced... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Two-way traffic for Aldwych

Westminster City Council is consulting on draft design proposals for the Strand/Aldwych area, which would introduce two-way traffic in Aldwych and create a new public space outside Somerset House. Consultation closes on 31 March. Visit: http://tinyurl.com/y5mkbs47... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Police criticise Herts A road HGV ban plan

Hertfordshire County Council is to consult on placing weight restrictions on an A road, which is likely to attract an objection from the police.  The council is proposing to introduce a 7.5 tonne weight limit on two sections of the A507, a single carriageway road connecting the A1(M) in... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Outsourcing highways would be poor value – Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council has ruled out a joint venture or outsourcing its highways service, saying the options represent poor value for money compared with restructuring the in-house team. The council commissioned Proving Services Ltd, part of Cranfield University’s School of Management, to... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

John Dales

John Dales

Streets of the future. Like tomorrow.

I’m not really an aficionado of The Simpsons, but there are one or two moments from the episodes I’ve seen that have...

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today Comment
11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Need, not fairness, will drive TfN’s road investment priorities

Need, not fairness, will drive TfN’s road investment priorities

Transport for the North has ruled out trying to spread road investment funding “fairly” across the region, saying funding will instead be directed where it is most needed. Responding to feedback to the proposed Major Road Network (MRN) in... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

‘Better deal needed to end bridge tolls’

Pembrokeshire Council wants a better financial settlement from the Welsh Government to accompany the removal of tolls from the Cleddau Bridge in April. The bridge, which opened in 1975, crosses the estuary of Milford Haven and carries about 4.4 million vehicles a year. Cars are charged 75p and... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Oxfordshire County Council trials future traffic management

Oxfordshire County Council has secured £1.25m from the GovTech Catalyst initiative to research how new traffic data sources could be used to help manage traffic. The project will explore ways to harness and process data, including from sources such as connected and autonomous vehicles, and... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT chief joins Future Streets discussion

James Padden, the DfT’s head of roads technology and smart cities, is joining the panel discussion at the LTT-sponsored event Future Streets on 12 February. The event will consider how a range of new activities and technologies is re-shaping the way we manage streets. ... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

WLGA wary of transport power shift from councils to TfW

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Local Government Association has expressed  concern that Government agency Transport for Wales (TfW) may receive extra resources to take over functions from councils.  In evidence to a National Assembly for Wales committee inquiry into TfW’s future development, the WLGA... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Planning begins for BRT routes, tram-trains, and new roads

Planning begins for BRT routes, tram-trains, and new roads

New roads, bus rapid transit corridors, tram-trains, and light rail extensions all feature in the list of projects to be developed over the next five years to support Greater Manchester’s growth.   Transport for Greater... continue

18 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL prepares bid for DfT’s Major Road Network funding

Transport for London is preparing a bid to the DfT’s new Major Road Network fund this summer but has criticised the final MRN map for leaving out  some roads connecting the capital to the rest of the country. The DfT failed to mention London in its Investment planning guidance for the... continue

18 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Leeds city centre traffic plan advances

A £20.7m public realm, public transport and active travel scheme in Leeds city centre has been backed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s investment committee. The Headrow city centre gateway project covers The Headrow plus Westgate, Vicar Lane, New Briggate, Cookridge Street,... continue

18 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

‘Investigate potential of land value capture’

The government should  prepare a discussion paper on  land value capture mechanisms for funding transport, says the Urban Transport Group.  The UTG identifies four options in a new report championing public transport-oriented development:  • business rate revaluation,... continue

18 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Cambridgeshire to procure consultant framework

Councils in Cambridgeshire are to procure a consultancy framework to help deliver the area’s sizeable transport infrastructure programme.   The professional services framework will be available for use by Cambridgeshire County Council, the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), and the... continue

18 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

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