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Incentives for travellers to use quieter trains

Incentives for travellers to use quieter trains

Esoterix Systems, a Bristol-based intelligent mobility company, has secured £380,000 funding to accelerate the development of technology that will underpin fairer fares on rail. The... continue

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3 Aug 2020Local Transport Today News
Traffic commissioners end pandemic relaxations for bus services

Traffic commissioners end pandemic relaxations for bus services

Mark Moran

A relaxation of vehicle maintenance schedules and extended... continue

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31 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Transport after the first Covid-wave: what customers want now and how to respond

Transport after the first Covid-wave: what customers want now and how to respond

Dr Felicity Heathcote-Marcz

In the fourth article in Atkins’ “Reopen, recover, reimagine”... continue

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29 Jul 2020Parking Review News
Earlier lockdown would have saved London bus drivers’ lives, says UCL report

Earlier lockdown would have saved London bus drivers’ lives, says UCL report

An earlier lockdown would have saved the lives of London bus drivers who died during the pandemic, according to a study commissioned by Transport for London (TfL). Thirty-four London bus workers died with COVID-19, including 29 drivers, which was 3.5 times the rate of other roles. TfL asked University... continue

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27 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
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Face coverings must be worn on public transport in Wales

Face coverings must be worn on public transport in Wales

Mark Moran

People travelling on public transport and in taxis must... continue

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27 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Disabled people exempt from wearing face coverings

Disabled people exempt from wearing face coverings

Mark Moran

The Government has set out a list of face covering exemptions, which are now mandatory in a range of enclosed spaces across England. The public are being asked to be mindful of people who are exempt... continue

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27 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Bringing payments and transport together in harmony

Bringing payments and transport together in harmony

Venceslas Cartier

And as there’s a wealth of benefits to... continue

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27 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Dott secures e-scooter contract in Paris

Dott secures e-scooter contract in Paris

Dott, the European micro-mobility company, has been chosen as one of only three companies authorised to operate e-scooters in Paris. The announcement follows a... continue

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27 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Let's get serious about climate change...

Let's get serious about climate change...

Laurence Oakes-Ash

At the end of last year, Laurence Oakes-Ash, CEO, City Science, gave a presentation to the South West Transport Board on... continue

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26 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Transport Action Network permitted to challenge Government road building plans

Transport Action Network permitted to challenge Government road building plans

Juliana O'Rourke

On 24 July, Chris Todd, Director of the Transport Action Network (TAN),... continue

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25 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

Judicial review for roads programme

The High Court this week granted environmental campaigners the right to bring a judicial review challenge against the DfT’s trunk road programme on climate change grounds.  The court’s decision came as campaigners pursued other possible legal cases in the increasingly fractured... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
TfN out in the cold as DfT sets up Northern Transport Council

TfN out in the cold as DfT sets up Northern Transport Council

Andrew Forster

The government this week announced the creation of a... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Covid bus fund: UTG demands a rethink

Covid bus fund: UTG demands a rethink

Andrew Forster

Details of a third round of Covid-19 emergency bus funding to help the industry in England (outside London)... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

PM ends ‘avoid public transport’ messaging

Public transport operators have welcomed the Government’s decision to drop the advice for people in England to avoid using public transport because of Covid-19. The Prime Minister announced the change of messaging last Friday (17). “In England, from today we are making clear that... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

Covid-19 grant for school bus services?

Talks are continuing between governments, councils, bus/coach operators and schools to try and ensure that home-to-school transport runs smoothly when schools return after the summer holidays. Many children travel to school on buses and coaches, using either scheduled bus services or dedicated... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

Uncertain future for Scotland’s new £500m bus priority grant

The Scottish Government’s £500m Bus Partnership Fund to deliver bus priority measures faces an uncertain future because of Covid-19, Transport Scotland has indicated.  The multi-year fund was announced by the Government last September in the SNP administration’s programme for... continue

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Subway emergency aid ‘not enough’

Subway emergency aid ‘not enough’

The Scottish Government’s Covid-19 emergency grant for the Glasgow Subway is unlikely to be enough to avert the need for... continue

24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

Transport Scotland probes home working

Transport Scotland is sponsoring research into how people who work at home can continue to tap into informal networks that enhance their lives, career opportunities, and the prospects of their organisations.  The project is part of the CivTech challenge run by the Scottish Government’s... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

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