17 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Fidler to take over from Pendlebury as DfT’s Local Transport boss

Fidler to take over from Pendlebury as DfT’s Local Transport boss

Graham Pendlebury will be retiring as DfT’s Director, Local Transport on 31 May. His successor will be Stephen Fidler, currently a Deputy Director in DfT’s Strategic Roads Division, with responsibility for overseeing delivery of the Highways... continue

17 Apr 2019Local Transport Today People
Digital Twins @ Modelling World 2019: why do they matter for transport modellers?

Digital Twins @ Modelling World 2019: why do they matter for transport modellers?

Modelling World, now in its 14th year, is the UK & Europe's best attended, longest-running and biggest conference / annual exhibition for transport and pedestrian modelling professionals, advisory and strategic modellers, data scientists and transport economists. In 2019, we will be introducing an afternoon session,... continue

17 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
16 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
New model predicts property impact of transport schemes

New model predicts property impact of transport schemes

Andrew Forster

A software tool has been developed for estimating the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
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SW councils aim to persuade ministers that two STBs is best

Andrew Forster

The two shadow sub-national transport bodies in the south-west of England are hoping to persuade the DfT that the region’s transport needs are best served by having two STBs rather than one.  The DfT wants a single STB for the region and has ruled out giving financial assistance to help... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Capital’s bus patronage to fall further as operating costs jump

Capital’s bus patronage to fall further as operating costs jump

Andrew Forster

Transport for London expects the capital’s bus patronage... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Don’t copy England’s bus Act, CPT tells Welsh Government

Rhodri Clark

The bus industry has urged the Welsh Government not to replicate England’s Bus Services Act 2017, saying it is too bureaucratic. The Confederation of Passenger Transport also argues that small bus operators – of which Wales has a relatively large number – could be shut out by the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Rebuilt bus station ‘a barrier to bus use’

Rebuilt bus station ‘a barrier to bus use’

The opening of Newport’s rebuilt bus station in 2015 has failed to boost passenger numbers, according to Newport Transport, the city’s dominant bus... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Visitor bus service for Peak District

The Peak District National Park Authority is inviting bus operators to bid to operate a summertime visitor route in the Hope Valley, connecting with trains on the  Manchester to Sheffield Hope Valley line. The three-year contract for the Edale Explorer requires the service to operate 42 days... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Bus benefits ‘spread far and wide’

The cross-sectoral benefits of bus services are discussed in an updated report from the Urban Transport Group. Individual chapters in the 116-page report look at the relevance of buses to different Government departments. The UTG wants a range of Government departments to provide funding for bus... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Speed limiters a ‘game changer’

Plans to mandate the fitting of over-rideable intelligent speed assistance technology to all new cars sold in the EU from 2022 will be a “game changer” for 20mph limits, campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us has claimed. “Limiters largely remove arguments about non-compliance to... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Academics study road policing

Academics have set up a network to look into roads policing practices. The ‘road policing academic network’ is co-ordinated by Helen Wells, a lecturer in criminology at the University of Keele.... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Council rules out demolishing homes to comply with NO2 limit

Andrew Forster

Councillors in Caerphilly in South Wales have ruled out demolishing a terrace of houses to eliminate illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide. But the council acknowledges that it may be forced to demolish the homes on legal grounds.  Consultants have recommended demolishing the terrace and adjacent... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Traffic signals to cut high street NOx

Transport for London is to implement a new traffic signal strategy in Putney to cut vehicle emissions and air pollution on Putney High Street. London’s transport commissioner Mike Brown told TfL’s board: “Following trials in 2018 and discussions with borough officers in... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

£25.2m to reduce bus emissions

The Government has awarded local authorities in England £25.2m to retrofit 1,817 buses to bring them up to Euro VI standard. The funding has been allocated to: London £3m for 500 buses; Sheffield £3m for 160; Manchester £2,994,000 for 176; West Midlands £2,987,750 for... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Councils share £3m of Air Quality Grant

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has awarded more than £3m of Air Quality Grant to 28 local authority projects in England to improve or monitor air quality. The City of York Council will receive £240,000 for bus retrofit equipment and Leicester City Council... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

City’s refuse vehicles to go all-electric

The City of London Corporation expects to become the first local authority in Britain to run an all-electric fleet of refuse collection vehicles through a new waste collection and street cleaning contract that started with Veolia this week. The electric fleet should be introduced in the first year... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Andrew Forster

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is calling for... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

MPs to scrutinise pavement parking

The House of Commons transport committee has announced an inquiry into pavement parking in England. The committee is calling for written evidence on: the impact of pavement parking; enforcement of pavement parking offences; and possible reforms of traffic regulation orders to deal with pavement... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Step-free access for 73 rail stations

Step-free access routes and step-free access between platforms will be created at 73 rail stations across Britain in a £300m programme announced by the DfT. Twenty-seven of the projects were deferred during the rail industry’s control period 5, which ended last month, and the remaining... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

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