13 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Workplace parking levy in Reading's Local Transport Plan

Patrick McDonnell

Reading Borough Council is exploring the possibility of a workplace parking levy closely based on Nottingham’s scheme. A  borough-wide car parking and air quality strategy will consider “demand management measures” such as a workplace parking levy, road user charging, clean... continue

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10 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
10 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Do more for cycling, Gilligan tells Cambridge, Oxford & MK

Do more for cycling, Gilligan tells Cambridge, Oxford & MK

Andrew Forster

Former London cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan has... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Councils and mayor prepare new Heathrow legal challenge

Andrew Forster

Opponents of Heathrow Airport expansion are preparing a legal challenge to the Government’s airports National Policy Statement (NPS), which was approved last week by a huge majority in the House of Commons. MPs voted by 415 to 119 to approve the NPS, making the provision of a Heathrow third... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Climate targets ‘off track’

The UK is not on course to achieve its fourth (2023-2027) or fifth (2028-2032) carbon budgets and transport is a major source of the difficulty, according to the Committee on Climate Change. With the closure of many coal-fired power stations, the transport sector is now the UK’s largest... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Commission backs Crossrail to Ebbsfleet

Extending Crossrail from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet in Kent and building a multi-modal crossing of the Thames estuary are among the recommendations made by a Government commission on the future of the Thames Gateway. The Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission was set up in 2016 to examine the future... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Disabled ‘becoming less independent’

Disabled people are becoming more dependent on other people to meet their transport needs, a new study suggests. Analysis of National Travel Survey data for England from 2007 to 2015 has found that travel by people with mobility difficulties fell by every significant mode of transport recorded... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Hydrogen car trial delayed

A planned trial of lightweight hydrogen cars in public use in South Wales has been delayed until the autumn. Riversimple Movement Ltd had intended to begin the trial in the spring (LTT 16 Feb) but told LTT this week that it did not receive planning permission for its hydrogen fuelling station, in... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Welsh travel survey urged to inform policy

The Welsh Government must urgently introduce a new travel survey to gather the data required for monitoring and managing transport decarbonisation, according to a new report by the Institute of Welsh Affairs.  Report author Chris Roberts says the lack of statistics since Wales withdrew from... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

RTPs can influence priorities, insists Transport Scotland

Andrew Forster

Transport Scotland insisted this week that the door had not been closed to Scotland’s seven regional transport partnerships (RTPs) inputting into the second strategic transport projects review (STPR2), which will decide Scotland’s future transport investment priorities.   STPR2 is... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
DfT plans maintenance programme to keep time saving values up to date

DfT plans maintenance programme to keep time saving values up to date

The monetised value of travel time savings often forms the most important component in the economic justification of transport projects. The DfT published the findings of a major research project into the value of time savings in 2015, conducted by the Institute for... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Brighton tightens standard for bus-only low emission zone

Brighton tightens standard for bus-only low emission zone

Andrew Forster

Brighton and Hove City Council is to tighten the... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Council signals end for free EV charging

Council signals end for free EV charging

Brighton & Hove City Council is to procure an operator for its expanding network of electric vehicle charging points, a move that will see the council end... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

‘Diesel buses beat electric

Euro VI diesel buses represent a better response to environmental concerns than pure electric buses, an operator has told Brighton & Hove City Council. Responding to the council’s consultation on stricter standards for its bus-only low emission zone (see above), Compass Travel said:... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

EV charging point date published

Data on the use of rapid electric vehicle charging points has been published by the DfT. The data relates to the use of 267 rapid charge points in 2017, installed by 26 councils using funding from the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.  Northumberland had the two most popular... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Economy benefits reviewed

The DfT is commissioning new research into the relationship between transport investment and  agglomeration.  Agglomeration is the spatial clustering of economic activity, seen in the formation of towns and cities and in how particular sectors of the economy concentrate in one place, such... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

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