17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
Taskforce studies unadopted roads

Taskforce studies unadopted roads

The Welsh Government is due to receive a report soon from a taskforce established to “resolve the problems with unadopted... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Cycle lane for SE London

Work should start next summer on a 2.5-mile Cycle Superhighway connecting Tower Bridge and Greenwich, Transport for London has announced.   Cycle Superhighway 4 will feature a two-way segregated  cycle lane on Tooley Street, Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road. The project will... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
Edinburgh and London to host driverless bus and taxi trials

Edinburgh and London to host driverless bus and taxi trials

The public will be able to try out a driverless bus service in Scotland and two driverless taxi schemes in London, after the projects received a share of a £25m Government grant.  The projects are the winners in the fourth... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

HE opens bidding for smart motorways alliance contract

Highways England has invited companies to join a £4.5bn alliance to deliver smart motorway schemes featuring all-lane running and variable mandatory speed limits. The Government company has launched the procurement process for its ‘Smart Motorway Alliance’, with the intention to... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
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Cornwall prepares road procurement

Cornwall Council has alerted the market to a design and build contract for a four-mile road connecting St Austell to the A30. The estimated scheme cost is £84.8m, which the DfT will part-fund. A ‘meet the buyer’ day will take place in January, and a tender is due to be advertised... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Central London boroughs weigh up lane rental powers

Local authorities in central London look set to explore the case for introducing lane rental powers to reduce disruption caused by utility works and road works.   Lane rental sees daily charges imposed on the works of utility companies and highways authorities themselves. Transport for London... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
No evidence that 20mph limits cut casualties, says DfT study

No evidence that 20mph limits cut casualties, says DfT study

Andrew Forster

A three-year DfT research study into area-wide signed-only... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Plan to replace Dee Bridge

Plan to replace Dee Bridge

The Welsh Government is consulting on replacing the A494 Dee Bridge, which carries heavy cross-border... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Nestrans re-assured by A96 commitment

Transport Scotland has reassured the North East Scotland transport partnership (Nestrans) that improvements are being developed for a six-mile section at the eastern end of the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen trunk road. Transport Scotland has committed to dualling the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen by... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Hounslow consults on employer parking levy

Consultation is underway on the London Borough of Hounslow’s  proposed workplace parking levy scheme that could help fund the introduction of a passenger rail service on a freight-only line (LTT 20 Aug).   The levy would apply to the ‘Golden Mile’ area of the Great... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

No cash to re-open street to traffic

Reintroducing traffic to a pedestrianised street in Flintshire on a trial basis has been judged a success, but vehicles will be prohibited again because the layout is not suited to long-term traffic use. Holywell High Street was pedestrianised in 1992 to provide a “safe and unobstructed... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Road charging ‘holds key to Cambridge traffic’

Road pricing could provide the revenue needed to improve bus services in Cambridge and the surrounding area, says the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP).  The partnership was set up to deliver the Greater Cambridge City Deal and includes Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City Council... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Make outside lane of Glasgow motorways bus-only – operator

Make outside lane of Glasgow motorways bus-only – operator

Rhodri Clark

Bus operator Stagecoach says the outside lanes of... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Tayside councils collaborate on traffic

Dundee, Perth & Kinross, and Angus councils are to pilot collaboration on urban traffic control, traffic signals, and network management duties. The 15-month Tayside Network Management Partnership will commence on 1 January. Dundee will take the lead for urban traffic control and signals, and... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Questions raised over £2m Welsh bus review

The Welsh Government’s draft budget for 2019/20 sets aside £2m for a bus review.  Bus operators have contrasted the allocation with the Government’s freezing of Bus Services Support Grant (BSSG), which itself was a 25% reduction on the predecessor grant to operators. The... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
E-scooter hire could be next mobility service to hit streets

E-scooter hire could be next mobility service to hit streets

Hire schemes for electric scooters could be one of the next urban mobility innovations to hit the UK, according to shared transport association CoMoUK. E-scooter hire schemes already exist in other parts of the world, including the United... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Notts eyes Cornwall’s share of highways JV

Nottinghamshire County Council is to buy out Cornwall Council’s shareholding in the Via East Midlands Ltd highway and vehicle fleet management joint venture company. Via East Midlands was set up in 2016 to provide highway/fleet services to Nottinghamshire and external markets.  Corserv,... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

HE awards Amey NW design services

Highways England has awarded Amey a £49.7m five-year design services contract covering Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and south Lancashire. The contract starts next April and covers things such as structures, drains, barriers, signs, lighting, and traffic signals. It is the second... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Emphasis on BCR ‘encourages promoters to abuse appraisal’

Emphasis on BCR ‘encourages promoters to abuse appraisal’

Andrew Forster

The continuing emphasis given to benefit:cost ratios... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Cost of Cambs bridge project almost doubles

The cost of replacing a level crossing in Cambridgeshire with a bridge has almost doubled to £30m. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is to use £16.4m of its Transforming Cities Fund grant to fill the project’s funding gap.  The bridge will replace the... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

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