7 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
New commission needed to involve public in infrastructure, says report

New commission needed to involve public in infrastructure, says report

A new report has argued that the government should create a new commission to involve the public in major infrastructure projects. The absence of a national strategy for infrastructure has serious implications, says the independent Institute for Government (IfG) in its report... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Rail consumes 54% of UK transport spend

The railways consumed 54% of UK public expenditure  on transport in 2016/17 despite carrying only a fraction of the passenger and freight traffic.  UK public expenditure on transport in the financial year 2016/17 was £29.1bn of which 54% (£16bn) went on rail. Of the remainder,... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Trial 20mph limits on outer London’s TLRN’

Transport for London should trial self-enforcing  20mph limits on main roads in outer London and assess the impacts of a rule change to make turning vehicles give way to pedestrians, the London Assembly’s transport committee has said.   The recommendations feature in the final... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Journey’s end for Old Street roundabout

Transport for London is to remove the 1960s roundabout at Old Street as part of a joint project with the London boroughs of Islington and Hackney. Works to transform the road layout will commence late next year. The new road layout will feature two-way traffic, segregated cycle lanes, traffic... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
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HE reveals programme for A2/M2 connected corridor

Highways England has released details of the A2/M2 Connected Corridor pilot project, which will test in-vehicle information for drivers, such as upcoming roadworks and the optimal speed of travel to receive a green light at junctions.  The project will take place on  the A102, A2, M2 and... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Road design prize for a driverless future

Road design prize for a driverless future

The National Infrastructure Commission has released more details of its forthcoming prize competition to design roads capable of accommodating driverless vehicles... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Switching freight from rail to HGV platoons will  allow more passenger services – Adonis

Switching freight from rail to HGV platoons will allow more passenger services – Adonis

Andrew Forster

Freight traffic should be switched from rail onto lorry platoons, a move that would... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Road funding experts warn ‘doing nothing’ is not an option

Mark Moran

A group of European specialists in road user charging are warning that shortfalls in fuel tax caused by a move to emissions-free vehicles means current ways of funding the road network are not sustainable. They have called for new thinking to improve mobility options and improve productivity. At a... continue

28 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Industrial Strategy: Future of Urban Mobility plan to boost innovations such as ride-sharing

Lee Baker

The Government has set out plans to become "a world leader in shaping the future of mobility," with a strategy that prepares the UK for "the blurring of public and private transport" including ride-hailing and mobility as a service. Ministers will prepare a 'Future of Urban Mobility' strategy... continue

27 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Traffic signals on M6-M62 slip road

Highways England is to install traffic signals on the slip road connecting the M6 to the M62 west of Manchester (M6 J21a/M62 J10). The signals will only operate in the morning peak. They will be complemented by mandatory variable speed limits and electronic information signs on the M62 between... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

NECA defines a Key Route Network

The North East Combined Authority (NECA) is devising a key route network (KRN) of the area’s most important roads for moving people and freight.  Tobyn Hughes, NECA’s managing director (transport operations), explained how the KRN would sit with Highways England’s strategic... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Thameslink services delayed

The full introduction of new north-south cross-London services on Thameslink will be delayed by a year, the National Audit Office has revealed.  The DfT and franchise holder Govia Thameslink had initially planned to connect up services from Sussex and Kent with the Midland Main Line, East... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

£10m pledge for new Thames bridge

The London Borough of Wandsworth is poised to pledge £10m of Community Infrastructure Levy funding towards a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Thames, connecting with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham on the north bank. The Diamond Jubilee bridge would lie adjacent... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Prize for best design of driverless road

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is to run a prize competition to identify how road-building should adapt to the advent of driverless cars. The news came as the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, said he wanted fully driverless cars on the UK’s roads by 2021. In this week’s Budget,... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Budget: Chancellor commits to investment in rail, regions, electric vehicles and air quality

Budget: Chancellor commits to investment in rail, regions, electric vehicles and air quality

Mark Moran

Chancellor Phillip Hammond made investment in both transport infrastructure and in new... continue

22 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Northants shortlists five for place service

Northamptonshire County Council has shortlisted five firms for its proposed ten-year joint venture model for place-based services, including transport (LTT 26 May & 18 Aug). They are: Amey, Capita, Carillion, Engie and Kajima. Bidders must submit outline proposals in early December, after which... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Surrey appoints Atkins for highways

Surrey County Council has awarded Atkins a two-year framework agreement for professional highway services. The framework could be extended by a further two years to end in 2021 alongside Surrey’s existing highways term maintenance contract. This would allow Surrey to consolidate services in... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Transport partnership mooted for Ayrshire

The three Ayrshire councils are exploring forming a partnership for economic development services, which could ultimately  take responsibility for roads and local transport.  North, South and East Ayrshire councils say the joint economic development service could underpin the proposed... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Roadworks threat to bus route

A troubled road dualling project is causing Stagecoach in South Wales to consider temporarily withdrawing or scaling back an inter-urban bus route. Last month the Welsh Government revealed that it had ordered an urgent cost review of the programme to dual the A465 Heads of the Valleys road,... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

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