12 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Inspiring women in transport recognised

Inspiring women in transport recognised

Mark Moran

The winners of the 2019 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been revealed. Over the past 12 years... continue

14 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Barriers may solve NO2 breach says HE, as ClientEarth eyes legal action

Barriers may solve NO2 breach says HE, as ClientEarth eyes legal action

Andrew Forster

Air quality barriers more than nine metres high are to be installed... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Amey LG seeks exit route from  Birmingham PFI road contract

Amey LG seeks exit route from Birmingham PFI road contract

Andrew Forster

Birmingham City Council is trying to reach an agreement... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

HE holds market day for free flow charging

Highways England is holding an event next week for firms interested in bidding to supply a free-flow road charging system. The Government company says the need for the system (LTT 02 Feb 18) is “primarily driven by the Dartford-Thurrock river crossing existing road user charging scheme, and... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
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TfL selects Silverlink Tunnel bidder

Transport for London has named the Riverlinx consortium as preferred bidder to design, build, finance and maintain the twin bore Silverlink road tunnel under the Thames in East London. Riverlinx comprises: Aberdeen Standard Investments, the BAM PPP PGGM joint venture, Cintra, Macquarie Capital, and... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Immense wins HE road contract

The Connected Places Catapult has awarded Immense Simulations a contract to develop a decision support tool to help Highways England manage the motorways in the West Midland conurbation (the ‘Birmingham Box’). The software will be installed at HE’s West Midlands regional control... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

More emergency areas for England’s smart motorways

Highways England is to shorten the intervals between emergency areas on smart motorways in response to continuing concerns that the roads are unsafe. Transport minister Jesse Norman told MPs of the plans last month. “To help drivers feel more confident they can find a place to stop in an... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Flood warning system for A44

A flood warning system has been installed on a section of the A44 trunk road east of Aberystwyth in Powys. SWARCO has installed four warning signs that will alert drivers to flooding and advise them of a diversionary route. The signs are controlled by the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Time savings were key to the M25 smart motorway project. They haven’t materialised

Time savings were key to the M25 smart motorway project. They haven’t materialised

David Metz University College London

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24 May 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Notts reviews functions of Via EM

Nottinghamshire County Council is reviewing the activities undertaken by its highways and fleet management company Via East Midlands Ltd.  Via was formed as a joint venture between Nottinghamshire and Cornwall Council in 2016 but Nottinghamshire bought out Cornwall’s 51 per cent... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Consultants estimate impact of shifting freight from rail to road

Consultants estimate impact of shifting freight from rail to road

Andrew Forster

Banning diesel freight trains could worsen inter-urban road... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Active travel bridge ‘a waste of money’

Transport for London’s plan for a new walking and cycling bridge across the Thames between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf in east London is a waste of money, says the Canary Wharf Group. TfL gave an estimated cost for the crossing of £120m-£180m (2016 prices) in a 2017 consultation.... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Modesty and caution are useful qualities for transport planners – history tells us so

Modesty and caution are useful qualities for transport planners – history tells us so

Ed Whitney & Raghuveer Ramkumar, Arup

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10 May 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Barnsley extends permits to all roads

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council is to extend its permit system for roadworks to all adopted highways. The current scheme, introduced in 2012, covers only 320 of the borough’s busiest streets (type 1, 2 and ‘traffic sensitive streets’) and is part of a Yorkshire-wide common... continue

26 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
The DfT’s National Policy Statement for roads is already looking out-dated

The DfT’s National Policy Statement for roads is already looking out-dated

Ralph Smyth

This year more major road schemes will be considered by the national... continue

26 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Fidler to take over from Pendlebury as DfT’s Local Transport boss

Fidler to take over from Pendlebury as DfT’s Local Transport boss

Graham Pendlebury will be retiring as DfT’s Director, Local Transport on 31 May. His successor will be Stephen Fidler, currently a Deputy Director in DfT’s Strategic Roads Division, with responsibility for overseeing delivery of the Highways... continue

17 Apr 2019Local Transport Today People

SW councils aim to persuade ministers that two STBs is best

Andrew Forster

The two shadow sub-national transport bodies in the south-west of England are hoping to persuade the DfT that the region’s transport needs are best served by having two STBs rather than one.  The DfT wants a single STB for the region and has ruled out giving financial assistance to help... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Andrew Forster

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is calling for... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Midlands Connect calls for big road spend

Midlands Connect wants the Government to agree a long-term funding plan for upgrading key trunk roads in the region. The shadow sub-national transport body is devising investment programmes for the A46, A5 and A50/A500 corridors that are expected to take ten to 20 years to deliver. It says the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

HGV overtaking ban for A55?

The Welsh Government is investigating if there is a case for prohibiting HGVs from overtaking on certain uphill stretches of the A55 Expressway in North Wales, which connects Holyhead to the north-west of England. “Once the investigations and potential trials are complete, recommendations... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

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