Lagos lauded by World Bank as bus rapid transit meets objective to slash journey times

Lagos lauded by World Bank as bus rapid transit meets objective to slash journey times

Lee Baker

The World Bank has praised the Nigerian city of Lagos for implementing "modest [transport] interventions" that are "helping transform lives in Lagos" by cutting dramatically cutting journey times. The World Bank said a bus rapid transit project delivered in... continue

22 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
LGA calls for more funding and powers to tackle traffic congestion

LGA calls for more funding and powers to tackle traffic congestion

Patrick McDonnell

The average British motorist wastes £968 and spends nearly... continue

23 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Manchester school children to pay flat bus fares

Patrick McDonnell

A system of flat rate school bus fares is to be introduced for children in Greater Manchester.  The simplified fare structure will be introduced on all school services that are paid for by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) from Friday 1 September. TfGM organises school buses in areas, a... continue

23 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
'Success of northern transport depends on the North itself,' says Grayling

'Success of northern transport depends on the North itself,' says Grayling

Mark Moran

The future of the North of England’s transport networks lies in the... continue

23 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Northern England needs ‘HS3’, Osborne tells government

Northern England needs ‘HS3’, Osborne tells government

Mark Moran

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has... continue

22 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Rail passengers paying more and more but seeing less day-to-day spending, says The Telegraph

Lee Baker

The Telegraph has thrown down a marker to the Chancellor who is under pressure to stop scheduled rail fare increases with an article that outlines how passengers are paying more and more, but seeing less day-to-day spending, with busy commuter lines suffering the most. The article cites figures... continue

21 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Awards to celebrate cycle-rail champions

Awards to celebrate cycle-rail champions

The 2017 National Cycle-Rail awards is now open to nominations. The event, hosted by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) and sponsored by Cyclepods, recognise... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

The public wants freight off the roads and onto rail

Philippa Edmunds Freight on Rail Manager Campaign for Better Transport London N1

The Government should follow Transport Scotland’s lead in funding rail freight upgrades on economic and environmental grounds in its forthcoming Statement of Funds Available for Network Rail, due in October (‘Scotland sets out rail gauge requirements’ LTT4 Aug). Customer demand... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Travellers at risk from badly designed station escalators

Dave Holladay

Network Rail has posted CCTV footage of people falling down the escalators at Leeds City station as part of a safety campaign to encourage passengers with heavy luggage to use the lifts instead.  I use those escalators quite a few times in the year and note that most have fewer than four level... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment

South Yorkshire governance is a mess, as is area’s HS2 plans

Brian Dalton Purley Surrey CR8

Anyone who knows the Sheffield City Region area can confirm that getting authorities in the area to agree about anything is difficult (‘Sheffield’s devo deal in limbo as Yorkshire deal proposed’ LTT04 Aug).  When the Sheffield City Region devolution agreement was announced in... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Immediate action needed on community transport ruling

Martin Allen Bus and Coach Association Mansfield NG19

Immediate action needed on community transport ruling Following the DfT’s announcement on the Section 19/22 permit issue, I write to make the following comments (‘Authorities review community transport contracts after ruling’ & ‘Community transport braced for upheaval... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment

TfGM Metrolink developing new framework

Transport for Greater Manchester is creating a framework for Metrolink renewal and enhancement projects. A maximum of 30 participants are expected to be appointed to the framework, which is split into a number of lots. TfGM has been responsible for funding and oversight of all renewals and... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Go-Ahead wins Dublin contract

Go-Ahead Group has won the contract to provide bus services in outer Dublin, the first open tender process run by Ireland’s National Transport Authority. Go-Ahead will operate 24 routes with 125 buses and around 350 drivers. The contract will commence in late 2018 and run for five years with... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Northants seeks joint venture partner

Northamptonshire County Council has launched the procurement process for its managing agent strategic joint venture for place directorate services, including transport (LTT 26 May). The managing agent will be expected to drive efficiencies in service delivery. The contract will initially run for... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Southampton sets up trading company

Southampton City Council is setting up a local authority trading company (LATco) to manage services including: on and off-street parking operations; public transport; adult and children’s transport; fleet services; housing management and operations; street cleansing; waste management; parks... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Abellio clinches West Midlands rail franchise

Abellio clinches West Midlands rail franchise

A Joint venture led by Abellio has won the contract to operate the West Midlands rail franchise. West Midlands Trains Ltd is a joint venture of Abellio (70.1%), East Japan Railway... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Bus stop standards ‘will have a cost’

The Welsh Government’s proposal to issue statutory guidance on the quality of bus stop infrastructure and information has received a qualified welcome from many respondents to the Welsh Government consultation on bus industry reforms. The Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority’s bus... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Swansea explores merits of bus QCs

The Labour-controlled City and County of Swansea Council is to compare the merits of bus Quality Contracts and partnerships. The assessment is one of six workstreams being overseen by the council’s economy & infrastructure policy development and delivery committee during 2017/18.... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Buses director to drive Welsh reforms

Transport for Wales (TfW) is to appoint a bus services director to lead Government reforms of the sector.  The director will be responsible for planning “a new integrated transport network”. “The director will be expected to work closely with Welsh Government, local... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Lack of funding ‘could thwart Welsh bus industry reforms’

Lack of funding ‘could thwart Welsh bus industry reforms’

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government’s proposals to introduce bus... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Stockport bus station design award

Transport for Greater Manchester and Stockport Council have appointed consultant WSP and architect BDP to work up plans for a new bus interchange in Stockport. WSP will develop designs to incorporate a range of commercial prospects, including a 150-unit residential block and shared community... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

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