NIC report calls for ‘marked improvement’ to the UK’s transport

NIC report calls for ‘marked improvement’ to the UK’s transport

The National Infrastructure Commission’s first Annual Monitoring Report finds the Government 'slow in taking decisive action to address several of the UK’s major infrastructure... continue

23 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

North East’s MRN is too small, says NECA

North East Combined Authority is calling on the DfT to include more of the area’s local authority roads in the new Major Road Network (MRN). Shadow sub-national transport body Transport for the North included a proposed MRN for the north of England in its Initial Major Roads report last... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

HE consults on Trans-Pennine upgrade

Highways England has launched a consultation on plans for £242m of improvements to TransPennine road links between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire.  The improvements feature: • A Mottram Moor link road – a new dual carriageway from the M67 junction 4 roundabout to a new... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Public’s views sought on Stonehenge tunnel

Public’s views sought on Stonehenge tunnel

Highways England has launched a consultation on the proposed £1.6bn A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement scheme, which includes a tunnel to hide the road... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

£465m congestion-relief plan has BCR of 1.04, HE reveals

A plan to spend almost £500m to cure a bottleneck on a three-mile stretch of trunk road in Gloucestershire has a benefit:cost ratio of just 1.04, Highways England revealed this week.  HE is consulting on two options for upgrading the A417 ‘missing link’ in the vicinity of Air... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Transport projects win share of HIF

Transport projects win share of HIF

Transport projects to facilitate housing developments in England feature prominently among the 133 projects sharing £866m from the... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Kent’s trunk road shopping list

Kent County Council wants the DfT to trunk three roads in the county and fund a number of improvements to complement the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. The DfT is currently consulting on whether parts of the road network should be trunked or detrunked (LTT05 Jan). Kent  suggests the following... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
PCNs generate 45% of Dartford Crossing revenues

PCNs generate 45% of Dartford Crossing revenues

Andrew Forster

Almost half (45%) of the income from the Dartford Crossing in 2016/17 came in the form of penalty charge notices (PCNs) from late payers,... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Cambs jam relief plan for only part of county

Cambridgeshire County Council is drawing up a new programme of small-scale road improvements to tackle congestion, but for only part of the county.  The council has set aside £1m to develop plans for congestion relief schemes with a capital cost of between £1m and £5m. But... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL opposes diagonal pedestrian crossing

A Plan to install a diagonal pedestrian crossing on a crossroads in East London has been dropped after failing to win the support of Transport for London.  The signalised Doggett’s Corner junction on the A124 Upminster Road currently has no pedestrian crossing stage at all. The London... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Cyclists sense victory over  Regent’s Park traffic restriction

Cyclists sense victory over Regent’s Park traffic restriction

Andrew Forster

A plan to restrict motor vehicle access to Regent’s... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Sheffield street tree removal halted

Sheffield City Council and its highways contractor Amey say they intend to resume their controversial programme of felling mature roadside trees, which was halted last month after confrontations between opponents and staff. Sheffield has about 36,000 street trees, and more than 5,000 have now been... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

‘Social movement could drive policy change’

A new social movement may be needed to put transport policy and travel behaviour on a more environmentally-friendly trajectory, according to academics.  The suggestion features in a new paper by two academics at the University of the West of England’s Bristol Business School: Adrian... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh council approves funding for new bridge

Patrick McDonnell

A new bridge will be built over the A90 near Kirkliston after City of Edinburgh Council awarded extra funding. Deterioration of joints in the original structure meant the old Burnshot Bridge had to be demolished in November 2017. Money from the council’s Roads Capital Investment programme... continue

13 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Transport modelling: we need to understand the supply and the demand

Transport modelling: we need to understand the supply and the demand

Tim Gent

“There’s more demand for transport modelling than ever... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Johnson’s latest infrastructure idea receives mixed media reception

Johnson’s latest infrastructure idea receives mixed media reception

Rik Thomas

The suggestion of foreign secretary Boris Johnson that a bridge... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Cameras cut speeding on A90

Average speed cameras installed on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven have led to a massive improvement in speed limit compliance, according to data released by Transport Scotland. The Jenoptik SPECS3 VECTOR system, covering a 51.5-mile section of the road, became operational on the 31 October... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Forth’s public transport ‘forgotten’

A cross-Forth public transport strategy that was supposed to be delivered alongside the new Queensferry Crossing has been largely neglected, environmental campaigners said this week.  Transform Scotland made the claim as the Forth Road Bridge reopened as a crossing for public transport,... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Projects were key priorities for local MPs

The Government awarded Conservative-controlled Suffolk County Council £151m for the Ipswich Wet Dock crossing and Lowestoft third crossing in March 2016. The MP for Ipswich at the time was the Tory Ben Gummer, though he lost his seat in 2017. Gummer’s website still says: “Ben... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Boroughs plan joint road contracts

The London Borough of Richmond is extending four highway term contracts until the end of April 2019 to allow a joint procurement for replacement contracts with its neighbour Wandsworth.  Richmond and Wandsworth created a joint workforce in 2016 as part of a savings plan and the councils have... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
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