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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Speed cams for air quality ‘next month’

Average speed cameras are being installed at five locations in Wales where the limit has been reduced to 50mph to improve local air quality. The Welsh Government said the installation work was due to be completed by the end of August and “the cameras will be operational from then on”.... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Strengthening project for Aston Expressway

Birmingham City Council is preparing a £93.5m scheme to strengthen and refurbish a section of the A38(M) Aston Expressway, which connects the M6 and the city centre.  The Expressway, which opened in 1972, carries more than 90,000 vehicles every weekday between... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Scots explore the practicality of Blue Badge LEZ exemption

Scots explore the practicality of Blue Badge LEZ exemption

Andrew Forster

The Scottish Government is exploring the practicality of... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
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Fife rail re-opening advances

Scottish transport secretary Michael Matheson has authorised the next stage of development work into re-opening a five-mile railway to Leven in Fife. The Levenmouth sustainable transport study has recommended re-opening the line with stations at Leven and Cameron Bridge, together with better bus... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Right-leaning think tank calls for pollution charges and fines

Right-leaning think tank calls for pollution charges and fines

The public should be given the power to report engine idlers and profit from the fines issued, according to a right of centre think tank. The recommendation is part of a much wider package of measures to tackle vehicle emissions set out in a... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Cardiff & Caerphilly must revisit CAZs

The Welsh Government has ordered Cardiff and Caerphilly Councils to conduct more analysis on their clean air plans, including further investigations of charging clean air zones.  Last year the Government ordered Cardiff and Caerphilly to develop action plans to comply with illegal levels of... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Traffic forecasts for HE’s A428  dualling worry Cambs councils

Traffic forecasts for HE’s A428 dualling worry Cambs councils

Andrew Forster

Councils in Cambridgeshire have expressed concern about the... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT helps fund new Wokingham road

The DfT has awarded Wokingham Borough Council £24m to deliver the 1.5-mile Arborfield Cross Relief Road. The road will link the A327 Reading Road to the A327 Eversley Road, diverting traffic away from the villages of Arborfield and Arborfield Cross, and opening up land at Arborfield Garrison... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Advisers appointed for NE Wales road

The Welsh Government has appointed Corderoy, supported by Capita, to manage delivery of the A55/A494/A548 Flintshire Corridor road scheme, including provision of commercial, environmental, technical and procurement advice. The new 5.3-mile dual carriageway would connect the A55 Expressway to the... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Major fall in Belfast bike hire vandalism

Overnight closure of docking stations in problem areas is one of the methods that have dramatically reduced vandalism to Belfast’s hire bikes, the city council said this week. Damage to hire bikes has been a problem in several UK cities. Last year Mobike cited unsustainable losses from theft... continue

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Extra funding for EV on-street charging

The DfT has announced an additional £2.5m for installing on-street electric vehicle charge points in residential areas. Transport secretary Grant Shapps said the funding would pay for more than 1,000 new chargepoints.... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

New air quality direction for Bristol

The Government has issued a further direction to Bristol City Council concerning its plan to comply with legal limits for nitrogen dioxide in the shortest possible time. The council must submit an outline business case by 30 September, which must set out modelling results including for a Class C... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Wales consults on A40 upgrade

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on a proposed new alignment for the A40 between Penblewin and Redstone Cross, Pembrokeshire. The road further west was improved in 2011 with 2+1 lanes for safe overtaking. A similar scheme, estimated to cost £45m, east of Penblewin has been... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Anti-20mph website launched

The Alliance of British Drivers has launched a campaign opposing blanket 20mph limits. “The reason for doing this is that there is much misinformation being spread by campaigners for such speed limits,” says the group. “What has been happening is that the anti-car activists... continue

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Sustrans to supply TfL Healthy Street officers

Transport for London has appointed active travel charity Sustrans to provide Healthy Streets officers for the capital.  TfL advertised a three-year  contract for the supply of officers this spring. They will work  alongside borough officers to help deliver local transport priorities... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Bidder challenges Silvertown Tunnel deal

Construction of Transport for London’s Silvertown Tunnel may be delayed after the losing bidder launched a legal challenge to the contract award. In June, TfL named Riverlinx as preferred bidder for the design, build, finance and maintain contract for a twin bore tunnel under the Thames in... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Transport conference speaker programmes don’t reflect the profession’s ethnic diversity

'The Secret Traffic Engineer'

Walking through the halls and stairwells of the Institution of Civil Engineers, I often wonder if a person of any other ethnicity will ever have their portrait grace these illustrious walls. To its credit, the ICE elected its first woman president in 2008 and is poised to appoint its second in... continue

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Non-exhaust emissions mean BRT is yesterday’s technology

Alan Wilkins, Area officer – South Wales Light Rail Transit Association, Newport, NP20

In the story ‘Fresh rapid transit study for Cardiff route’ (LTT 19 Jul) about the Llantrisant to Cardiff corridor, a bus industry source is quoted saying: “Why can’t that be a bus rapid transit corridor, with electric vehicles from the start?” It is most unfortunate... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

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