19 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Artificial Intelligence Transport Research Centre to open in China

Artificial Intelligence Transport Research Centre to open in China

Following the release of the first fleet of proof of concept vehicles in Christchurch in 2017, along with trials across NZ and Australia with other partners and technologies, HMI Technologies (HMI), a New Zealand / Australian-based Intelligent Transportation... continue

20 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
19 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
18 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
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15 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Introducing road user charging need not be political suicide, says architect of Stockholm’s scheme

Introducing road user charging need not be political suicide, says architect of Stockholm’s scheme

Stockholm’s congestion charge scheme has proved remarkably effective at suppressing traffic levels and encouraging a shift to other modes of transport in the 20 plus years since its launch. After initially facing widespread public opposition, it now has majority support, even among those who regularly pay the charge. One of the scheme’s architects, Director of the Stockholm... continue

14 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Light rail and tri-mode trains to run on Cardiff’s Valley Lines

Light rail and tri-mode trains to run on Cardiff’s Valley Lines

Rhodri Clark

Two fleets of new trains will be introduced to the Core Valley... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Grayling orders inquiry into rail franchises’ timetable farce

Grayling orders inquiry into rail franchises’ timetable farce

Andrew Forster

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has asked Office of Rail... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Timetable for Scots transport reviews

Transport Scotland has outlined the timetable for preparing three key elements of future transport policy: the second national transport strategy (NTS), the fourth national planning framework (NPF), and the second strategic transport projects review (STPR).  Preparation of the new NTS is... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Welsh council reform plan ‘will get nowhere’

The Welsh Government’s proposals for local government reform will get nowhere, a local authority has warned. The Government’s Green Paper, published in March, proposes merging councils to reduce their numbers from 22 to 10. Three options were presented: voluntary mergers;  a phased... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Khan air quality fund for schools

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a £1.05m fund to help schools tackle air pollution. Air quality audits have been completed by consultant WSP for 50 schools across 23 boroughs. Each will now receive £10,000 to deliver non-transport interventions. The remaining funding will be... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT wanted more cost pressure on franchise

The DfT encouraged Transport for Wales to demand more from bidders for the Wales and Borders franchise at a late stage in the procurement, only to change its mind about three or four months ago, according to TfW.  The DfT’s rethink appears to have coincided with concerns about... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Rail freight depot plan for Northamptonshire

Plans for a rail-served distribution park in Northamptonshire have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by Roxhill Developments Ltd. The Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange proposal would be sited on land west of the A508, south-west of M1 junction 15, and on the east side of the... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Applications open for mobility start-ups

Applications have opened for a programme to help start-up companies with innovative transport projects. The Intelligent Mobility Accelerator is a partnership between the Transport Systems Catapult and Wayra UK, the start-up accelerator that is part of Telefónica Open Future. The programme is... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
‘Ask ORR to devise long-term road pricing model for EVs’

‘Ask ORR to devise long-term road pricing model for EVs’

Andrew Forster

Ministers should ask the Office of Rail and Road to... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Midlands prepares for CAV testbed trials

Fifty miles of public road in Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry will be used to test connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the Midlands Future Mobility project.  Midlands Future Mobility is one of five CAV testbed sites that make up the Meridian Mobility eco-system to develop CAV testing... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Khan sets up EV taskforce

London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a taskforce  to increase the supply of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the capital. It comes as the London Assembly’s environment committee warns that a lack of charging points could stifle the growth of electric vehicles.  The... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
The vision thing: Greengauge sets out 20-year rail strategy

The vision thing: Greengauge sets out 20-year rail strategy

A long-term plan for Britain’s railways, involving expenditure of hundreds of billions of pounds on new lines and upgrades, has been published by Greengauge 21, the think tank-cum-lobby group that helped put high-speed rail, in... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

FirstGroup’s chief steps down as annual results disappoint

Andrew Forster

FirstGroup chief executive Tim O’Toole has stepped down  following disappointing results for 2017/18.  O’Toole, an American who has led the British company since 2010, was placed on ‘gardening leave’ last week. He will leave at the end of September.... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

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