Why specify FORS in procurement contracts?

Why specify FORS in procurement contracts?

Paul Wilkes

FORS members are based across the whole of the UK, so organisations who specify FORS in contracts can take full advantage of an environmentally sound, efficient and safe road transport supply chain, wherever their operation is based.  This means all commercial vehicles operating on your behalf... continue

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27 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Andrew Forster

The Chancellor this week  announced a new... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Road loses grant after delay for ‘greening’

Birmingham City Council has lost access to funding for a radial road dualling scheme because of a redesign to make the project better for active travel and public transport.   The A457 Dudley Road improvement scheme involves dualling about 1.25 miles of the road between the Ladywood... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Local Tories oppose removal of W Sussex pop-up bike lane

West Sussex County Council is promising to install a high quality permanent cycleway in Shoreham after local councillors complained about the council’s decision to remove a ‘pop-up’ temporary lane  only installed this summer.   Conservative-controlled West Sussex this... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Leeds City Square design competition

Leeds City Council has published the brief for a design competition to end the traffic dominated environment in City Square. City Square is the first experience most rail travellers  have of Leeds after stepping out the railway station, which lies on the southern side of the square. Despite... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
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Double consultation for Edinburgh’s LTN

The City of Edinburgh Council is to hold two consultations on the city’s first low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) of residential road closures, with residents being asked for views before its implementation and after it has been installed.  The council plans to implement the scheme in the... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Cambs CA fails to secure CAM chief, as route row rumbles on

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has failed to secure its preferred candidate to lead the Cambridge Autonomous Metro (CAM) project.  The combined authority named David Hughes as its choice for the chief executive post for its new company One CAM Ltd in a report presented... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Housing probe for EWR station locations

Intermediate stations on the East West Rail line between Bedford and Cambridge could become foci for housing development under Government plans. Officials from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are leading the investigations. Officers from the Cambridgeshire and... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Charging CAZ for A10 in Herts axed over traffic diversion fear

A planned charging clean air zone (CAZ) applying to cars and other traffic on the A10 dual carriageway through the Hertfordshire town of Broxbourne has been abandoned amid concerns that the charges would shift the pollution problem elsewhere. But alternative ways of cutting the area’s illegal... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
National road pricing on Treasury’s radar

National road pricing on Treasury’s radar

The Treasury is looking again at nationwide road pricing to replace lost fuel duty as more motorists switch to electric vehicles.   The Times reported last... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Re-build A83 ‘in existing corridor’

The Scottish Government should build a new route for a landslip-prone section of the A83 trunk road in the same corridor, Argyll and Bute Council and the regional transport partnership have said. Transport Scotland launched a consultation in late September on options for a new road to end the... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Road code change concerns PACTS

The Government’s plan to require drivers to give way to pedestrians waiting to cross a side road could create new safety hazards unless supported by markings such as zebra crossings, says the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety. The DfT published a consultation on changes to... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

New travel survey for Wales

The Welsh Government is to commission a regular national travel survey to better understand people’s travel behaviour and track changes. The plan is revealed in a draft transport strategy published for consultation. The strategy contains little in the way of new policy initiatives. It does... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Website to highlight active travel gaps

Interactive maps have been launched for parts of Wales that allow people to highlight to local authorities where active travel routes need improving or built. Hosted by Commonplace, each area has its own website that can be accessed via a national page. Seven local authorities have begun using the... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Electric refuse trucks for Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council is to begin replacing its fleet of diesel refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) with electric models. The council is to borrow an extra £1m a year to cover the additional  purchase costs of electric versions. Officers pointed to the City of Westminster, which... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

New car club plan for Cardiff

Cardiff Council plans to procure a car club for the city. The council has issued a prior information notice (PIN) to the market ahead of an expected tender next summer. A council spokesman told LTT: “At this stage the council is seeking views in order to inform future strategy. No decision... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Covid-19 fears for rail upgrades

The collapse in rail passenger demand because of Covid-19 may be damaging the case for new rail enhancement projects. Maggie Simpson, the Rail Freight Group’s director general, told LTT there were signs the Government was being “cautious about the enhancement programme”, with... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Funding for NE rail capacity studies

The Government has awarded Network Rail funds to prepare strategic outline business cases for three enhancements in the north-east of England: extending bay platforms at Newcastle Central to accommodate longer trains; reinstating the Bensham Curve in Gateshead to segregate freight and local... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

NE rail/Metro extensions probed

Nexus, the Tyne and Wear PTE, has appointed Arup to explore extending the Tyne and Wear Metro or the rail network in South Tyneside and Sunderland. The work will consider: direct passenger services to the International Advanced Manufacturing Park from South Shields and Sunderland; a rail link to... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Security test for takeovers

The government could use new legislation to block foreign acquisitions of significant shareholdings in UK transport businesses on national security grounds. The National Security and Investment Bill includes powers for the Government to scrutinise and intervene in deals that may pose a national... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Colchester wants control over town centre private car parks

Colchester Borough Council has approved a new car parking strategy that proposes  gaining more control over privately operated car parks in the town centre.  The strategy is intended to  support the council’s climate emergency declaration. Parking charges will be used to... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

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