Developers of mobile breathalyser kits vie for £350k prize money

Patrick McDonnell

The winners of a mobile breathalyser technology competition launched by the government will receive £350,00 funding. The competition is being run by PACTS (Parliamentary Advisory... continue

15 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Parking standards revamped  after housebuilder protests

Parking standards revamped after housebuilder protests

Andrew Forster

Worcestershire County Council has revised its proposed... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Glasgow transport task force progress

The Glasgow Connectivity Commission, set up by the city council last year to advise on the city’s future transport priorities, has completed its first round of evidence gathering. The commission says points raised include the sharp fall in bus use; the limited space for pedestrians in the... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Rapid charger hub launched for Dundee's electric taxis

Rapid charger hub launched for Dundee's electric taxis

Dundee City Council has installed a set of rapid charging units to promote electric taxi use. The council appointed eVolt to supply four Raption 50kW Rapid Chargers and three 22kW eVolve chargers at the new electric... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Southampton rolls out electric vehicle charging in city centre car parks

Southampton rolls out electric vehicle charging in city centre car parks

Southampton City Council has installed 30 new electric vehicle (EV) charging points across five city centre multi-storey car parks. Southampton selected NewMotion’s smart charging points, which were installed by JoJu over a six-week period. JoJu was able to connect the charging... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
New car park opens at Market Harborough station

New car park opens at Market Harborough station

A 300-space car park opened to the public at Market Harborough station in Leicestershire on the Midland Main Line on 18 June. The opening of new car park has enabled the existing one to... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Glasgow secures £940k EU funding for solar car park

Glasgow secures £940k EU funding for solar car park

Glasgow City Council has secured £940,000 from the European Commission to realise its plan to transform a city car park into a solar power centre. The award from the EU Horizon 2020 fund will go... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

BPA forms car park fire safety working group

The British Parking Association has launched a working group to examine the issue of fire safety in car parks in the wake of the blaze that destroyed the Liverpool Arena multi-storey on New Year’s Eve. The group is chaired by Russell Simmons, who is chair of the BPA’s Structures Group... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
What is the world’s coolest car park?

What is the world’s coolest car park?

Ten parking structures have been short listed for the 2018 World’s Coolest Car Parks competition, which seeks to celebrate creativity and... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Total Car Parks backs IoD ‘Start Up’ award

Total Car Parks backs IoD ‘Start Up’ award

Essex-based Total Car Parks backed the Institute of Directors’ East of England Director of the Year Awards 2018, which were presented in Newmarket, Suffolk on 15... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Passport hires Karpovich to lead mergers and acquisitions

Passport hires Karpovich to lead mergers and acquisitions

Igor Karpovich has joined Passport, a US-based mobile payments provider working in the parking and transportation industry. Karpovich has been named chief corporate development officer. Karpovich most recently served as the... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Cemplas hires Wood as regional manager

Cemplas hires Wood as regional manager

Car park refurbishment specialists Cemplas has appointed Mike Wood to the role of regional manager. Wood has a background in the construction industry... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
AppyParking appoints mapping and mobility experts

AppyParking appoints mapping and mobility experts

AppyParking, the kerbside management platform, has added Ben Boutcher-West and Minesh Naran to its team. Ben Boutcher-West is AppyParking’s new head of mobility, a role that will see him... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

York's parking income rises to £7.6m

Patrick McDonnell

Parking charge revenue in York has rose to £7.6m in the last financial year, it has been revealed.  After costs had been subtracted York Council was in profit with a surplus of £4.8m, according to the council’s draft parking report for 2017/18.   Income came from parking... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Sheffield parking machine thefts cause damage costing £60k

Patrick McDonnell

Attacks on parking machines have cost Sheffield City Council around £60,000 to make good, a new financial report has revealed.  Although the amount of cash stolen in attacks during May 2017 was relatively small, the cost of replacing the damaged machines was significant, according to a... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Scottish Borders asks residents to identify parking problems

Patrick McDonnell

People living in the Scottish Borders are being asked to complete an online survey to highlight areas were parking is a problem. The Scottish Borders Council Parking Issues Working Group is collecting evidence on parking in the county, and also gathering information about what happens in other... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Middlesbrough tailors parking fees to needs of commuters and shoppers

Patrick McDonnell

Shoppers in Middlesbrough will continue to receive two hours free car parking after independent review recommendations were approved by the council. The changes now due to be implemented will see a refocusing of Middlesbrough Council car parks to promote the Captain Cook for shoppers and the... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Bath parking price changes aim to reduce congestion

Patrick McDonnell

Bath and North East Somerset Council is consulting on proposals to increase the cost of long-stay parking charges in its car parks and to limit the length of stay in kerbside bays.  The proposed changes form part of plans aimed at improving air quality and reducing congestion. The council... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Aberdeen has processed no parking appeals since January

Patrick McDonnell

Aberdeen City Council has processed no penalty charge notice appeals this year, citing a backlog of cases caused by a high volume of appeals as the reason. None of more than 2,289 PCN appeals received between 1 January and 20 May had been dealt with, the council revealed to a Freedom of Information... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Carmakers' use of the word ‘autonomous’ is dangerous, warns Thatcham Research

Carmakers' use of the word ‘autonomous’ is dangerous, warns Thatcham Research

Mark Moran

Use of the word “autonomous” in carmaker marketing and... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

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