Lorries will queue for 30 miles in Kent post-Brexit, The Guardian says

Lee Baker

Lorries will be queuing for up to 30 miles in Kent to get across the Channel as paperwork is checked for 2.6m trucks passing through the port if the U.K leaves the Customs Union, according to The Guardian... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

Patrick McDonnell

The government has today awarded £4m in funding to... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Streets of the Future will be shaped by data

Streets of the Future will be shaped by data

These days we hear a lot about the importance of data in the transport sector, and it is my contention that the advent of the digital age, driven by data, will come to be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features

Dubious criteria used in longer lorry safety research

Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1

The Government is ignoring its own safety statistics in its 7ft longer lorries trial evaluation (‘Longer lorry trial expanded’ LTT 03 Feb). These show that existing full length HGVs have consistently been involved in around six times more fatal crashes than cars on local/urban roads... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment

New transport model for the West Midlands

Local authorities in the West Midlands conurbation are preparing to commission a new strategic transport model.  The conurbation currently uses  PRISM (Policy Responsive Integrated Strategy Model). The contract to build, maintain and use it is held by Mott MacDonald and RAND Europe, and... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Campaign to Protect Rural England

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Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street

Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street

Rhodri Clark

The City and County of Swansea Council plans to remodel... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Bridge designers get to work

A team of consultants has started work on plans for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Thames between Nine Elms and Pimlico. The London Borough of Wandsworth has commissioned the work from Danish consultant Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering, together with Robin Snell and Partners,... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
New powers planned to boost ULEV uptake

New powers planned to boost ULEV uptake

The Government is to take a series of powers to help it persuade Britain’s motoring public to use electric vehicles.  The powers will be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Second council rejects stronger SEStran

A second council in central Scotland has refused to support the South East Scotland Transport Partnership’s (SEStran) proposal to play a bigger role in the area’s transport planning.   Clackmannanshire Council says SEStran has not made the case for moving from a model one to a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Road traffic volumes reach record heights

Road traffic in Britain hit a record high in 2016, according to provisional figures published by the DfT. The estimate of 320.5 billion vehicle miles is 1.2% higher than 2015 and 2% higher than the pre-recession peak in the year ending September 2007.  It is 16.9% higher than 20 years ago... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Early end for Amey’s Liverpool contract

Liverpool City Council is terminating its highways maintenance contract with Amey LG Ltd by mutual agreement. Liverpool awarded Amey nine-year contracts for highways and street cleaning in 2013, worth £113m. In a joint statement the council and Amey said this week: “Both Amey and... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
14 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Thousands of lorries face ban under TfL’s star rating system

Thousands of lorries face ban under TfL’s star rating system

Andrew Forster

Transport for London has just launched a consultation on... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features

DfT rules out Mersey toll waiver

The Government has ruled out allowing residents of Warrington and Cheshire West & Chester councils to use the new Mersey Gateway bridge and the Silver Jubilee Crossing for free because of concerns about costs and possible legal challenges. The tolled Mersey Gateway Crossing will open this... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Aberdeen reviews bridge options

Options for improving road access into central Aberdeen from the south have been published by Aberdeen City Council.  An assessment of three investment packages identifies a number of advantages to building a new crossing beside the existing historic Bridge of Dee, with the latter then being... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Longer lorry trial expanded

The DfT is expanding a trial of longer lorry semi-trailers, with a further 1,000 to be permitted on roads across Great Britain.  A ten-year trial was launched in 2012, whereby up to 1,800 longer semi-trailers were permitted on the roads. The trial involves semi-trailers of 14.6 metres and... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Cycle network for Belfast

Plans for a 128km cycle network in Belfast have been published by Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure. A primary network will cater for major flows with as much separation from traffic as possible. This will consist of eight radial routes and three orbital routes: one round the... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Road pricing strongly backed

Road pricing strongly backed

The publication by the London Assembly’s transport committee of a report advocating the widespread use of... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
20 Jan 2017Local Transport Today Features

Traffic grows on M6 Toll

Average daily traffic levels on the M6 Toll road in the West Midlands rose 0.2% in October to December 2016, compared with the same period of 2015. Average workday traffic rose 1.6% from 52,735 to 53,605 but traffic at weekends and public holidays fell 2.9% from 36,954 to 35,878. Overall, average... continue

20 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

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