13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Delays hit bus rapid transit route in project to cut journey times in Ghana's capital

Delays hit bus rapid transit route in project to cut journey times in Ghana's capital

Lee Baker

Delays to the consruction of dedicated lanes for a bus rapid transit system route... continue

15 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Transport Scotland to study Levenmouth rail scheme

Transport Scotland to study Levenmouth rail scheme

Rhodri Clark

Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf has told Transport Scotland to look into re-opening a six-mile disused rail line between Leven in Fife and a junction with the Edinburgh to Dundee line.... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Funding for West Yorks schemes

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has agreed to fund two schemes designed to reduce carbon emissions in the conurbation. A £30m scheme will aim to improve Ainley Top roundabout and junctions along the route to speed up bus journeys. The project will result in new walking and cycling... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Risk of poorly-maintained roads to cyclists' health highlighted

Risk of poorly-maintained roads to cyclists' health highlighted

Lee Baker

Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road... continue

8 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
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Why it makes sense to map out the future of EV charging

Why it makes sense to map out the future of EV charging

Deniz Huseyin
29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Features
Guidance needed on longer semi-trailer use – consultant

Guidance needed on longer semi-trailer use – consultant

Andrew Forster

Longer semi-trailers (LSTs) have cut lorry mileage and... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Showing road maintenance has socio-economic benefits is key to unlocking the cash

Showing road maintenance has socio-economic benefits is key to unlocking the cash

Ian Knott and James Elliot

Deep down everyone knows that roads are the backbone of life in the UK. Just as... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Lancs seeks £400m for better transport

Lancs seeks £400m for better transport

Lancashire County Council is seeking £400m from the Government’s new £2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) for transport... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Thames bridge on Oxon’s shopping list

A new road bridge across the Thames near Didcot features in a possible £171m road infrastructure bid to the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund.   Oxfordshire County Council has ranked the Didcot proposals the strongest of three bids to the HIF’sforward fund, which is... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Lower tolls for Severn crossings

Tolls on the Severn Crossings will be cut from 8 January when the bridges come under the control of Highways England. Charges will fall from: £6.70 to £5.60 for cars; £13.40 to £11.20 for goods vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes; and £20 to £16.70 for goods vehicles over... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Road repairs appraised

Highways maintenance leaders are exploring how to assess the socio-economic benefits of well-maintained roads. TRL developed the Highways Maintenance Assessment Tool for the DfT in 2015, which captures the impact of maintenance spending on things such as travel time, vehicle operating costs and... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Siemens wins Northern Ireland traffic management maintenance contract

Siemens wins Northern Ireland traffic management maintenance contract

Patrick McDonnell

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has... continue

18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

HE studies elderly drivers’ needs

Highways England is exploring how motorway and trunk road layouts and traffic sign designs could be modified to make driving easier and safer for older people. An Atkins/CH2M joint venture is conducting the work. The contract end date is 30 June 2018.... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Universities compile traffic reduction database

The University of the West of England’s Centre for Transport and Society, and University College London, have launched a website to document experiences from projects to remove or reduce road traffic in the UK. The website will cover measures such as road closures; reductions to road... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

TfL creates cycle facilities database

Transport for London is developing a database of all cycling infrastructure in the capital. Will Norman, the mayor’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “Once this work is complete early next year the database will help us to make a more accurate assessment of the number of... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

West Yorks CA unveils its Key Route Network

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and its five constituent highway authorities have agreed a key route network (KRN) of the most important local roads in the conurbation, which will be managed more collaboratively. The KRN comprises about 400 miles of road – 7% of the network –... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Should we extend lane rental to all or scrap it, ask ministers

Andrew Forster

All highway authorities in England could be given powers to charge utility companies for roadworks under lane rental proposals published for consultation by the DfT. But the consultation also asks for views on abolishing lane rental and replacing it with a system of ‘super... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Siemens maintains NI traffic equipment

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure has awarded Siemens a four-year contract to maintain traffic management equipment, including traffic signals, vehicle activated signs, and ANPR cameras.  ... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

SYSTRA purchases bridge specialist

US bridge design company International Bridge Technologies (IBT) has been acquired by SYSTRA, its first acquisition of a specific engineering discipline. IBT employs 350 staff and has no UK office presence. “The acquisition confirms SYSTRA’s position as a global specialist in bridge... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
County seeks support for capital-region transport body

County seeks support for capital-region transport body

Andrew Forster

Hertfordshire County Council has written to transport... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

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