Dismay over spending watchdog call to shelve planned transport infrastructure

Dismay over spending watchdog call to shelve planned transport infrastructure

Lee Baker

Businesses have expressed dismay over the National Audit Office's call for the Government to cancel some major infrastructure projects given the pressures of negotiating to leave the European Union. The auditor general Sir Amyas... continue

23 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News
UK Smart Mobility Lab wins ITS (UK) award

UK Smart Mobility Lab wins ITS (UK) award

Mark Moran

The UK Smart Mobility Lab in Greenwich has been presented with an award by Intelligent Systems (UK). The lab has been set... continue

25 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News
Drivers face summer of delays at Port of Dover as French step up border checks

Drivers face summer of delays at Port of Dover as French step up border checks

Mark Moran

Drivers heading to Europe via Dover experienced long delays across the... continue

25 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News

Mobility as a Service thinking will change the way we travel, predicts Transport Systems Catapult

Mark Moran

The consumption of ‘mobility as a service’ will change how many people travel and may see a move away from traditional car ownership, suggests a new report by the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), the UK’s technology and innovation centre for Intelligent Mobility. Mobility as a... continue

25 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News

Transport for the North sets out powers and structures

NEW DETAILS have emerged of the proposed powers and decision-making structure of Transport for the North (TfN), which expects to become England’s first statutory sub-national transport body (STB) by the end of next year. TfN will cover 19 local transport authorities: Greater Manchester... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News
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Midlands Connect: a driving force for the heart of England

Midlands Connect: a driving force for the heart of England

Geoff Dudley

HE GOVERNMENT'S commitment to devolve powers for... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today Features

Cambridge consults on peak time access control proposals

Andrew Forster

LOCAL AUTHORITIES in Cambridge have published more details of their plans for peak time access controls on key radial roads, which will be implemented in a trial next year. The peak-time congestion control points (PCCPs) are part of a package of measures to manage travel in the city that also... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News
Grayling leads the DfT

Grayling leads the DfT

CHRIS GRAYLING has succeeded Patrick McLoughlin as transport secretary in new Prime... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News

Media speculates on HS2 and airport expansion as May enters No 10

Rik Thomas

LTT's MEDIA Monitor column would like to apologise for starting to sound like a broken record, but in the two weeks since the last issue of the magazine, media coverage of transport issues has continued to be dominated by two issues – the planned HS2 high-speed rail network and the future... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Oxfordshire councils end hostilities

OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY Council and the five Oxfordshire districts have announced a cessation to hostilities over the future of local government in the area.  Oxfordshire has been calling for a new unitary authority to cover the whole of the county whereas the districts have called for the county... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News

Bucks districts and county at odds

BUCKINGHAMPSHIRE'S FOUR district councils have rejected the county council’s offer to collaborate on the future of local government in the county. The county council is developing the business case for various options, including a new single unitary based on the county boundary. “The... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News

The middle ground

Local Transport Today

THE NEWS that local authorities in the South East of England are in talks about forming a sub-national transport body (STB) is not altogether surprising. Ever since plans to establish Transport for the North were announced, there has been something of a trickle-down effect: the Midlands Connect... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today Comment

New devolution deal for West Yorks?

WEST YORKSHIRE Combined Authority is hoping to re-open discussions with the Government about a devolution deal that would see the area agree to an elected mayor in return for additional powers and funding. Progress had stalled because of the May local elections and the EU referendum last mont... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News
Transport muddle if districts join Sheffield CA, say counties

Transport muddle if districts join Sheffield CA, say counties

Andrew Forster

DERBYSHIRE AND Nottinghamshire county councils are urging... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News

Brexit vote hits Warwickshire’s WMCA bid

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY Council says the fallout from the UK’s vote to leave the EU is hampering its interest in becoming a full member of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).  The WMCA was formed last month and covers the seven Metropolitan district councils (Birmingham, Solihull,... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News

Ministers need to get a grip of HGV CO2 emissions

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

IT IS very welcome that the Government remains committed to reducing transport’s carbon dioxide emissions. (‘UK will outpace the EU on CO2 reductions promises Rudd’ LTT 08 Jul). Therefore, irrespective of Brexit, the UK Government must not abandon its support for EU standards for... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today Comment

A transport agenda for the infrastructure commission

Tom Hart, Beith, Ayrshire KA15

THE NEW National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is due to publish its National Infrastructure Assessment in 2018 (‘National Infrastructure Commission: the new kid on the transport block’ LTT 24 Jun). More immediately, proposals for a Major Road Network are expected in the Rees Jeffreys... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today Comment

Unitaries explore Solent CA without Hampshire districts

PORTSMOUTH, SOUTHAMPTON and Isle of Wight councils are looking into forming a combined authority or economic prosperity board. The work is the latest twist in the protracted discussions about devolution and governance reforms in the area.  Last September Hampshire County Council, the Hampshire... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News
Post-Brexit we should spend more on transport, not less

Post-Brexit we should spend more on transport, not less

Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16

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22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today Comment

NECA devo hold-up

THE NORTH East Combined Authority (NECA) is seeking assurances from ministers that the devolution deal announced for the area last autumn will be honoured. In return for accepting an elected mayor, the North East deal includes new powers such as bus franchising, plus an investment fund worth... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News

Housing floated as alternative to St Albans rail freight depot

Andrew Forster

HOUSING DEVELOPERS have submitted proposals to Hertfordshire County Council to build thousands of homes on green belt land near St Albans that is currently earmarked to become a major rail-served freight depot. Developer Segro Ltd is promoting the plans for a strategic rail freight interchange... continue

22 Jul 2016Local Transport Today News

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