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Waltham Forest builds FORS Silver requirement into Draft Local Plan

Nicole Housh

Waltham Forest has become the latest local authority wishing to specify FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, in its planning policy requirements. If its plans are adopted, road transport operators working within the borough must meet FORS Silver level accreditation from 2020.  Waltham... continue

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5 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

Darryl Murdoch

The Second Annual TRANStech Awards has been confirmed to... continue

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2 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
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28 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
It’s hard to be healthy: our decision-makers need to do better – now

It’s hard to be healthy: our decision-makers need to do better – now

Take part in the 4th Annual Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit next March to shape an urgent agenda for practical change. We can all help to make a significant difference to positive health outcomes through boosting the delivery of active travel and public... continue

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28 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
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26 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
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25 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Newcastle pupils are monitoring air quality and helping to inform urban planning

Newcastle pupils are monitoring air quality and helping to inform urban planning

A network of sensors are measuring levels of air pollution outside schools to give policymakers a more accurate picture of the air being breathed in by children. Led by Newcastle University in collaboration with Newcastle City Council, the sensors have been installed outside 22 schools located close to major roads... continue

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25 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Parties appeal for votes with huge pledges on bus and rail

Parties appeal for votes with huge pledges on bus and rail

HS2 looks certain to be given the green light after the General Election with Labour, the Liberal Democrats and Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson all indicating their support for the project this week. The £88bn... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Treasury issues terms for net zero review

The treasury has published the terms of reference for the review into transitioning to a net zero greenhouse gas emission economy by 2050.   The work will: analyse choices for how households, businesses and the taxpayer can contribute to different elements of the transition identify... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Oxfordshire rejects HE’s Expressway plan

Oxfordshire County Council has passed a motion opposing construction of the Oxford to Cambridge expressway road, irrespective of which alignment is chosen in the county.  Highways England is studying two corridors for the road from Oxford to Milton Keynes.   Councillors backed a Labour... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Greens: No more new roads, no to HS2, and a 40mph speed limit

Greens: No more new roads, no to HS2, and a 40mph speed limit

The Greens would scrap HS2 and all road capacity projects, investing in upgrading existing railways instead, if the party formed the next Government. The Greens’ General Election manifesto also pledges to cut the default speed limit on... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Hydrogen potential for rail ‘limited’

Trains powered by hydrogen would “cannibalise” passenger space and potentially require capital investment to lengthen station platforms, Angel Trains warned last week.  The rolling stock leasing company (Rosco) told a National Assembly for Wales committee that while hydrogen trains... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

New Cambs rail station authorised

A new rail station is to be built to serve the town of Soham on the Ely to Bury St Edmunds line in east Cambridgeshire. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has appointed Network Rail to build the single platform station, together with a footbridge, car and cycle parking, access... continue

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22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Review will give HS2 green light – reports

Review will give HS2 green light – reports

The Government-commissioned review of HS2 will recommend building the network in full, according to media reports.  A report on the BBC news website said last... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Toton ‘won’t repeat errors of Ebbsfleet’

Nottinghamshire county Council says the proposed new HS2 and conventional rail station at Toton, between Derby and Nottingham, will not repeat the mistakes made at Ebbsfleet in Kent. Ebbsfleet station on High Speed One was supposed to be a catalyst for the development of a new town but progress on... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Labour: electrifying rail, HS2 to Scotland, and a bus route fund

Labour: electrifying rail, HS2 to Scotland, and a bus route fund

Restoring axed bus services, a rolling programme of rail electrification, and construction of a high-speed rail network all the way to Scotland, are among Labour’s manifesto pledges for the General Election on 12 December.    As with the... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Lib Dems back HS2 and £4.5bn for buses

Lib Dems back HS2 and £4.5bn for buses

The Liberal Democrats promise a £4.5bn fund for bus services, a major programme of rail electrification, and a big increase in spending on... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Citizens’ assembly gauges Cambridge public’s views on traffic restraint

Andrew Forster

A citizens’ assembly in Cambridge has backed road closures and some form of road user charge as preferred methods of restricting vehicular traffic in the city. Members also voiced strong support for bus franchising.  The event, held over two weekends in September and October, was... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Findings ‘will be hard for politicians to ignore’

Citizens’ assemblies could persuade local politicians to take bolder actions such as introducing road pricing, the academic who served as an expert advisor to the Cambridge assembly suggested this week.  “This might be a significant new approach to decision-making where politicians... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Retain bus access to George Square – SPT

Retain bus access to George Square – SPT

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is urging Glasgow City Council not to completely pedestrianise George Square in Glasgow city centre, saying the streets... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

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