26 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

August opening for Forth crossing

The Queensferry Crossing across the Firth of Forth and connecting Edinburgh and Fife will open on 30 August, Scottish economic secretary Keith Brown has announced. The bridge will then close on 2 & 3 September to allow 50,000 people to walk across it.... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Baker Street returns to two-way working

Westminster City Council has approved works to return Baker Street and Gloucester Place to two-way operations.  Works will commence next month with two-way flows operating from early 2019.  The project is led by Westminster City Council and Transport for London (TfL) and supported by the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Oxford publishes guidance to  steer station redevelopment

Oxford publishes guidance to steer station redevelopment

Andrew Forster

Planning guidance has been published for the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Khan plans to make cars an oddity on London’s streets

Khan plans to make cars an oddity on London’s streets

Adrian Grant, Managing director, The TAS Partnership, Preston PR1

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23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today Features
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Shake-up for capital’s lorry control scheme

The quietest lorries could be exempted from the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS), following a review led by borough association London Councils.  The LLCS has been in place since 1985 and controls the movement of goods vehicles over 18 tonnes gross weight at night (9pm-7am) and weekends (1pm... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Atkins wins SCOTS road asset contract

Glasgow City Council has awarded consultant Atkins a three-year contract to deliver the third phase of the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) road asset management project, which promotes best practice and efficiencies in road service delivery. Atkins’ bid was... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Liverpool City Region explores red route status for KRN roads

Liverpool City Region explores red route status for KRN roads

Andrew Forster

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is exploring... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Contractors courted for Norfolk road

Norfolk County Council is holding an industry day on 4 July for contractors interested in bidding for the third river crossing project in Great Yarmouth (LTT 31 Mar). The budget for the project is £120m. Norfolk envisages construction commencing in 2020 with opening in winter 2022. Tenders... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Essex installs ‘smart’ streetlights

Essex County Council has installed what it says are Britain’s first ‘smart’ streetlights, offering the potential to monitor pollution, create Wi-Fi hotspots and even guide driverless vehicles. Essex Highways has installed the Philips DigiStreet LED streetlights in Market Road,... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Hull procures traffic control contracts

Hull City Council is to procure two contracts to update its urban traffic control (UTC) system. The council currently uses the SCOOT (Split Cycle Optimisation Technique) urban traffic control system to co-ordinate traffic signals on main roads. More than 80% of the telemetry in the system is... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Can anyone unearth the DfT’s public transport circular?

Stephen Plowden, London NW1

In 1989, the Department of Transport issued a circular, 3/89, to local authorities about the circumstances in which subsidies for their large public transport schemes could be considered. The circular said that benefits to passengers, such as a quicker or smoother ride, should be paid for by the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Vehicle speed limiters would make 20mph limits effective

Vehicle speed limiters would make 20mph limits effective

Francis King, Bath BA2

I read Mr Walker’s letter about Bath’s... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today Comment
MK’s network of AI sensors to monitor travel in real time

MK’s network of AI sensors to monitor travel in real time

Deniz Huseyin

Artificial Intelligence (AI) sensors are to be installed... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

In Passing

 One of the arguments advanced for reopening pedestrianised streets to cars is that it makes local businesses more visible to people in passing vehicles, as we report this issue. A related issue is the visibility of shops and restaurants to cameras on Google’s camera cars so that the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Pedestrian streets could re-open to traffic

Cars are likely to return to two pedestrianised high streets in North Wales, continuing what appears to be an emerging trend in Britain. Flintshire County Council established pedestrian-only zones in Holywell High Street and Buckley High Street in 1992 and 2000 respectively, to provide “a... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
London Mayor to set sights on reducing car journeys by 3m a day - and consider road user charging, say reports

London Mayor to set sights on reducing car journeys by 3m a day - and consider road user charging, say reports

Lee Baker

The London Mayor Sadiq Khan is to set out proposals in a draft new transport strategy to reduce car journeys... continue

20 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
19 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Transport Catapult Systems names IBM's Campion as its new chief executive

Transport Catapult Systems names IBM's Campion as its new chief executive

The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has announced that Paul Campion has been appointed as chief executive officer.  Campion joins the TSC from his position leading IBM’s Global Financing in the UK and Ireland. IBM Global Financing is an IT financing house that helps IBM’s... continue

9 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Scots motorway works completed

The M8 M73 M74 motorway improvements project in central Scotland has been delivered. The works included completing the M8 motorway between Edinburgh and Glasgow (LTT 12 May); upgrading the Raith and Shawhead junctions; and widening sections of motorway. The construct, operate, maintain and finance... continue

9 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Sheffield-Rotherham roads study

Sheffield City Council and Rotherham Borough Council have appointed consultant WSP to develop a business case for road improvements to ease pressures on junctions 33 and 34 of the M1. The 18-month project will identify possible additional routes between Sheffield and Rotherham to allow local... continue

9 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

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