22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Predicting the impact on traffic of events is goal of L.A big data project

Predicting the impact on traffic of events is goal of L.A big data project

Lee Baker

What is claimed to be the most comprehensive database ever built on L.A... continue

23 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

An extra £20m for bus priority in London as passenger numbers fall again

Lee Baker

Transport for London is allocating an extra £20m for bus priority measures to "accelerate" the programme after bus passenger numbers continued to fall. TfL's 2017/18 budget assumes that demand will reduce by 2.3% rather than grow by 1.4% as previously expected, following reductions of... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Border Country seeks funding

Local authorities on either side of the Scottish border want to strike a deal with the UK and Scottish governments for additional funding to deliver transport infrastructure and other projects.  The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Initiative brings together five local authorities: Cumbria County... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

FM Conway wins Newham contracts

The London Borough of Newham has awarded FM Conway two highways contracts each worth up to £20m over a four-year period. The contracts cover road maintenance and major road improvements. FM Conway has delivered highway contracts to Newham for the last ten years.... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing
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AECOM to support CORMAC Solutions

Cornwall Council’s wholly-owned civil engineering company, CORMAC Solutions Ltd, has awarded AECOM a ‘top-up’ framework contract, providing additional capacity for civil engineering and environmental design works. The framework covers work delivered by bodies including CORMAC... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Transport Scotland procures public transport ePurse

Andrew Forster

Transport Scotland has launched the procurement process for a national public transport ePurse and new back office system to support smart ticketing. An information day for prospective bidders is being held next week. Two contracts will be procured: one for delivering a national ePurse and the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing
NIC offers a routemap to getting UK’s road and rail networks ready for 5G

NIC offers a routemap to getting UK’s road and rail networks ready for 5G

Andrew Forster

The National Infrastructure Commission’s new Connected Future... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

The impact of Uber

Private hire ‘transport platform’ Uber seems never to be far away from the news. Last week it lost a High Court challenge against TfL’s requirement for private hire drivers to pass a written English test as well as a verbal one. Uber says this could force thousands of its drivers... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

London boroughs to name transport chief

Borough association London Councils is to appoint a chief executive from one of London’s 33 boroughs to act as the lead chief executive for borough transport interests in the capital. ... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Substandard bridge numbers ‘on the rise’

An increasing number of local authority maintained road bridges are substandard, according to a council survey by the RAC Foundation and the national bridges group of ADEPT (the Association of Directors of Environment, Economics, Planning and Transportation). The Foundation estimates that 3,203... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Third Severn crossing explored

Local authorities in Gloucestershire have commissioned consultants to explore the case for a third crossing of the Severn estuary, located north of the existing crossings. Gloucestershire County Council and the districts of Stroud and Forest of Dean are jointly funding the high-level study by... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
More orbital road capacity to relieve M25 SW Quadrant

More orbital road capacity to relieve M25 SW Quadrant

Andrew Forster

The DfT is to explore creating new orbital road... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Budget: Extra funds for councils to tackle jams while free schools expansion goes ahead

Budget: Extra funds for councils to tackle jams while free schools expansion goes ahead

Lee Baker

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced additional funding for local transport... continue

8 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

New road safety mapping tools

Two new road safety mapping tools have been launched by data mapping firm Insight Warehouse. The SpeedMap database provides coverage of speed limits across the UK road network and RiskMap provides a risk rating system for national and local roads. Insight Warehouse was formerly known as Campsall... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Electric vehicle charging and speed courses in new Bill

Electric vehicle charging and speed courses in new Bill

Rik Thomas

The Government’s new Vehicle Technology and... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Mode shift ‘could be too costly’

Shifting freight from road to rail would cut carbon dioxide emissions but the costs of doing so on a large-scale could be prohibitive, the DfT has said.   The Department’s Rail Freight Strategy published last September highlights the emissions reduction potential of mode shift from road... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
West Mids road users face years of delay from roadworks

West Mids road users face years of delay from roadworks

Andrew Forster

Road users in the West Midlands face years of delays... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Scots road traffic on the rise

Total vehicle traffic in Scotland in 2015 rose to 45.4 billion kms, up 1.2% compared with 1.6% across the whole of Great Britain. Car traffic rose 0.7% to 34.7 billion vehicle kms. Bus passenger trips in Scotland fell last year by 1.7% to 409 million. One in three trips made used a National... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Why can’t transport planners accept roads have benefits?

Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2

I read with astonishment the headline ‘Planners question road benefits’ (LTT 17 Feb). Have these people not noticed that retail parks, industrial estates and business parks locate on the edge of towns, where there is good road access, and close to major roads where there is choice? In... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Expectations Trump's "big statement on infrastructure" will rely on private cash

Lee Baker

President Trump has promised "a big statement on infrastructure" during his speech to Congress tonight amid reports that despite a campaign promise to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure he would delay unveiling proposals until next year. Trump said yesterday he would press ahead given the... continue

28 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

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