General Election: Labour transport platform to

General Election: Labour transport platform to "rebuild Britain" faces test

Lee Baker

The Labour party's transport policy platform focused on additional investment and taming the private sector faces a test in the General Election. Jeremy Corbyn is staking his party's chances on a pledge to invest more to... continue

19 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Hants procures bus real-time info

Hampshire County Council is procuring a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of real-time bus passenger information systems, such as display screens and a content management system. The contract will run for up to four years (supply of kit) and up to ten years (maintenance). Eight... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Leeds HS2 strategy appointments

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has appointed consultants to help prepare a growth strategy to capitalise on HS2 serving Leeds.  The strategy is being developed in two phases. Lead advisors for phase one are: Deloitte (economy); Arup (skills and supply chain); Cushman and Wakefield (funding... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Funding for rail innovation

The DfT is making £9m available for accelerating innovation in rail projects. The funding will be allocated to projects in two streams: high-value, low cost railway innovations, and improving customer experience through stations. Projects should last between three and 12 months. Competition... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Ministers urged to approve Crossrail 2

Local authorities and MPs in London and the South East are calling on the Government to support Crossrail 2, the multi-billion pound project to connect the heavy rail networks in South West and North East London via a tunnel under central London. They want the Government to authorise Transport for... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
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DfT tests use of NTS data to improve rail demand forecasts

DfT tests use of NTS data to improve rail demand forecasts

Andrew Forster

The DfT is exploring if the accuracy of rail demand... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Nexus outlines new Metrocar spec

Nexus has revealed details of the proposed specification for a new fleet of Metrocars to operate the Tyne and Wear Metro. The order will be for 84 Metrocars (or similar capacity with 42 trains), with 1500V DC overhead power supply and “provision for dual voltage and/or ‘off wire’... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

SW Bristol transport probed

Bristol Airport and North Somerset Council are to fund a study into improving transport round the south of Bristol from the west.   The airport is contributing £450,000 and North Somerset Council £200,000 to the Bristol South West Economic Link study. Funding support from Bristol... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
CH2M jumped before they were pushed, Grayling tells HS2 probe

CH2M jumped before they were pushed, Grayling tells HS2 probe

Andrew Forster

US engineering giant CH2M announced at the end of March that... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today Features

Contactless ticket trial for W Mids

National Express West Midlands has launched trials of contactless ticketing on two bus services, the X1 (Birmingham city centre to Coventry via the airport) and the X2 (Birmingham to Solihull). Contactless ticketing will be rolled out to services in Coventry later this year and across the... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Oxford Street transformation floated, as bus numbers cut

Andrew Forster

Transport for London and Westminster City Council have launched a consultation on future traffic arrangements for Oxford Street, central London’s premier retailing street. The exercise comes just days after TfL confirmed that it is to cut bus numbers on Oxford Street by 40% as part of a... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Royal Assent for DfT’s Bus Services Act

The Government’s Bus Services Bill received Royal Assent this week. The Bus Services Act includes powers for two new forms of partnership working – advanced and enhanced – and gives mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) the power to implement bus franchising without needing... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Don’t let CAZs undermine bus operations, warns industry

Don’t let CAZs undermine bus operations, warns industry

Andrew Forster

Fitting emission reduction equipment to older buses... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Growing rail freight could cut need for road spend, DfT told

Growing rail freight could cut need for road spend, DfT told

Andrew Forster

Investing in key rail freight corridors could cut lorry... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Stagecoach places £70m bus order

Stagecoach Group has announced new vehicle orders for 2017/18 worth £70m. The fleet of about 340 vehicles will be delivered to operations across Britain. Almost half the vehicles will meet the Government’s Low Carbon Emission Bus specification and all meet Euro VI emission standards.... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT refuses to release rail industry’s advice on spending

Rhodri Clark

The DfT is not publishing the Rail Delivery Group’s initial industry advice (IIA) on the next funding control period, despite the RDG’s separate advice for Scotland having been released in February. At the outset of the periodic reviews for previous control periods, Network Rail has... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT to exploit Crossrail

The DfT is planning to set up a company to market the expertise in London’s east-west Crossrail project to an international audience. “We are seeking advice and expertise as we take forward the creation of a new Government company to leverage the Crossrail brand internationally,”... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Kraven is TAG’s new president

Alan Kraven will take over as president of the Local Government Technical Advisers Group (TAG) on 8 May. Kraven, a service development manager with FM Conway, succeeds Rob Gillespie, a service director at Ringway Hounslow Highways. John Lamb moves up to become TAG’s senior vice... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today People

Pester succeeds Troy at BPA

Andrew Pester has been appointed chief executive of the British Parking Association, succeeding Patrick Troy who resigned in February for personal reasons. ... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today People

Turfitt named Senior Traffic Commissioner

Transport minister John Hayes has appointed Richard Turfitt as Senior Traffic Commissioner. Turfitt is the traffic commissioner for the East of England and will take on the additional duties on 1 June from Beverley Bell, who is retiring. Traffic commissioners are responsible for the regulation of... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today People

Bowkett joins Arcadis from Peter Brett

Helen Bowkett has joined consultant Arcadis as a senior technical director from Peter Brett Associates where she was a senior associate.... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today People

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