19 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
18 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Introducing road user charging need not be political suicide, says architect of Stockholm’s scheme

Introducing road user charging need not be political suicide, says architect of Stockholm’s scheme

Stockholm’s congestion charge scheme has proved remarkably effective at suppressing traffic levels and encouraging a shift to other modes of transport in the 20 plus years since its launch. After initially facing widespread public opposition, it now has majority support, even among those who regularly pay the charge. One of the scheme’s architects, Director of the Stockholm... continue

14 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Plan for two shadow sub-national transport bodies in South West advances

Two shadow sub-national transport bodies could be set up in South West England later this year.   A Peninsula shadow STB would cover Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, Somerset and Dorset.  The other STB, which is likely to be called the Western Gateway,?would cover the West of England... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

The vital road safety functions of ‘Keep left’ road signs

Malcolm Bulpitt Loose, Maidstone Kent ME15

Oh dear! I never thought that I would have to try and put John Dales back on the right track about one of his ideas for improving our urban environment (LTT 25 May). I have sometimes had misgivings about his suggestions, but never considered it necessary to question the rationale about his... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Cul-de-sacs need a sign to indicate permeability

Keith Rogers Stockport SK7

So John Dales thinks the humble ‘keep left’ arrow is too widespread and visually intrusive (ibid). Surely the first requirement for signs is that they should be conspicuous or visible, and not just in good weather and good light. The second requirement is that they should be... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Comment
'Overtaking cars, HGVs and potholes are major deterrent to cycling'

'Overtaking cars, HGVs and potholes are major deterrent to cycling'

Deniz Huseyin

More than 50% of would-be cyclists are put off getting in the... continue

1 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Town awaits relief road decision

The DfT has promised Shropshire Council a “funding announcement” by the summer on plans for a north-west relief road in Shrewsbury. Shropshire Council’s Conservative leader Peter Nutting has written to transport secretary Chris Grayling, urging him to release funding from the... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Interim ‘Operation Stack’ proposals

The Government has announced interim arrangements for holding lorries on the M20 during episodes of cross-Channel disruption, ahead of a consultation next month on options for a permanent solution. The interim arrangements will take the form of a contraflow system that will see lorries for the Port... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News
Halton loses Mersey Gateway charge case

Halton loses Mersey Gateway charge case

Halton Council is considering the implications of a new ruling that the charges for using the new Mersey Gateway Bridge during the first six months after... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

NIC funds five road tech projects

The National Infrastructure Commission has shortlisted five projects focused on preparing the UK’s road network for connected and autonomous vehicles.  The Roads for the Future competition was launched in January and is being run with Highways England and Innovate UK. Eighty-one entries... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News
Carillion was hurtling to its demise, say MPs

Carillion was hurtling to its demise, say MPs

Construction firm Carillion’s collapse was inevitable because it was operating an unsustainable business model, an inquiry by MPs has concluded.  The joint inquiry into... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News
City declares success of Bank junction traffic restriction trial

City declares success of Bank junction traffic restriction trial

Andrew Forster

The City of London Corporation will decide in the coming weeks... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Nottingham buys electric trucks

Nottingham City Council is to purchase ten electric road sweepers, 15 electric cage tippers and one electric refuse truck, and will convert a further three refuse trucks from diesel to electric. The £2.8m project is part-funded by a £1.495m grant from the Government’s Joint Air... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News
25 May 2018Local Transport Today News
Grayling opens £400m improvement to A1 in Yorkshire

Grayling opens £400m improvement to A1 in Yorkshire

Patrick McDonnell

Transport secretary Chris Grayling visited... continue

22 May 2018Local Transport Today News
FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics 2018 awards finalists announced

FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics 2018 awards finalists announced

Mark Moran

The 36 finalists in the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport &... continue

21 May 2018Local Transport Today News
Hearing into ‘illegal’ Mersey Gateway tolls

Hearing into ‘illegal’ Mersey Gateway tolls

Halton Borough Council this week challenged a Traffic Penalty Tribunal adjudication that the tolls on the new Mersey Gateway crossing are illegal.  The Traffic... continue

11 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Plans to cut potholes

The DfT is exploring requiring utility companies to put pipes and cables under pavements and grass verges rather than the carriageway, in an effort to cut potholes. ... continue

11 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Swiss Cottage gyratory removal

Work will begin to build Cycle Superhighway 11 (CS11) at Swiss Cottage in mid-July, Transport for London has announced. This will be the first section of a new route to the West End. The transformation of Swiss Cottage is expected to be completed in September 2019.... continue

11 May 2018Local Transport Today News
Westminster halts work on Oxford Street transformation

Westminster halts work on Oxford Street transformation

Andrew Forster

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s plan to transform... continue

11 May 2018Local Transport Today News

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