UK government wants to avoid hard border in Ireland

Mark Moran

The British government has said it wants to avoid creating a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the UK leaves the... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Awards to celebrate cycle-rail champions

Awards to celebrate cycle-rail champions

The 2017 National Cycle-Rail awards is now open to nominations. The event, hosted by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) and sponsored by Cyclepods, recognise... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Sharp rise in NY cyclists linked to roll-out of bike lanes

Sharp rise in NY cyclists linked to roll-out of bike lanes

Deniz Huseyin

The number of New Yorkers regularly making bike journeys... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Not such a giant killer?

Researchers in political science have long studied why some troublesome conditions languish in the shadows and then, almost overnight, become matters of utmost public importance. The quality of the UK’s air is a suitable example. Air pollution, for years a low profile topic, has been... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment

The public wants freight off the roads and onto rail

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

The Government should follow Transport Scotland’s lead in funding rail freight upgrades on economic and environmental grounds in its forthcoming Statement of Funds Available for Network Rail, due in October (‘Scotland sets out rail gauge requirements’ LTT4 Aug). Customer demand... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Integrated Transport Planning Ltd

Graduate Transport Consultant

Graduate Transport Consultant Location: Nottingham Salary: Competitive, commensurate with role and experience Closing date: 1st September ITP is an award winning and creative transport planning... Nottingham Competitive, commensurate with role and experience

find out more...

Closes 1 Sep 2017Jobs

Travellers at risk from badly designed station escalators

Dave Holladay

Network Rail has posted CCTV footage of people falling down the escalators at Leeds City station as part of a safety campaign to encourage passengers with heavy luggage to use the lifts instead.  I use those escalators quite a few times in the year and note that most have fewer than four level... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment

South Yorkshire governance is a mess, as is area’s HS2 plans

Brian Dalton Purley Surrey CR8

Anyone who knows the Sheffield City Region area can confirm that getting authorities in the area to agree about anything is difficult (‘Sheffield’s devo deal in limbo as Yorkshire deal proposed’ LTT04 Aug).  When the Sheffield City Region devolution agreement was announced in... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Immediate action needed on community transport ruling

Martin Allen Bus and Coach Association Mansfield NG19

Immediate action needed on community transport ruling Following the DfT’s announcement on the Section 19/22 permit issue, I write to make the following comments (‘Authorities review community transport contracts after ruling’ & ‘Community transport braced for upheaval... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment
­­­Will self-driving cars really be a cure-all for transport problems? Don’t be silly

­­­Will self-driving cars really be a cure-all for transport problems? Don’t be silly

Iain Reeve

Whenever we talk about autonomous vehicles, a little alarm bell goes off in my head.... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Northants seeks joint venture partner

Northamptonshire County Council has launched the procurement process for its managing agent strategic joint venture for place directorate services, including transport (LTT 26 May). The managing agent will be expected to drive efficiencies in service delivery. The contract will initially run for... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Southampton sets up trading company

Southampton City Council is setting up a local authority trading company (LATco) to manage services including: on and off-street parking operations; public transport; adult and children’s transport; fleet services; housing management and operations; street cleansing; waste management; parks... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Abellio clinches West Midlands rail franchise

Abellio clinches West Midlands rail franchise

A Joint venture led by Abellio has won the contract to operate the West Midlands rail franchise. West Midlands Trains Ltd is a joint venture of Abellio (70.1%), East Japan Railway... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Cambridgeshire operator wants franchising

A bus operator in Cambridgeshire has called on the area’s elected mayor to implement bus franchising.   Whippet Coaches issued the call ahead of its withdrawal from 16 routes on 3 September. Whippet said the routes, a mixture of commercial and contracted, had been operating at a loss for... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Rethink capital bus network’

Outer London’s bus network should be remodelled with more express and orbital routes, as well as feeder routes that connect into trunk services, the London Assembly’s transport committee has said.   The committee says expanding outer London bus routes should be a “key... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Cambridgeshire prepares legal claim for guided busway repair bill

Cambridgeshire prepares legal claim for guided busway repair bill

Andrew Forster

Cambridgeshire County Council is preparing legal action against... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

HE outlines clean air research programme

Highways England is exploring the practicality of building canopies over major roads in pollution hotspot areas.  “We are investigating if we can reduce the costs to construct a canopy, which is a tunnel-like structure designed to prevent vehicle emissions reaching our neighbours, to... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Four charging Clean Air Zone options shortlisted for Bristol

Four charging Clean Air Zone options shortlisted for Bristol

Andrew Forster

Bristol City Council is exploring four options for a... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Electric double deck trialled in York

A fully electric double deck bus is being trialled in York by First York. The Optare ‘Metrodecker EV’ has a range of nearly 150 miles from one overnight charge. York is the first UK city outside London to trial such purpose-built vehicles. ... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Geo-fence trial to improve Leeds air

Researchers are to trial technology in Leeds that switches hybrid vehicles to zero emission power in polluted areas.  Project ACCRA is a collaboration between Leeds City Council, Cenex, the Transport Systems Catapult, Earthsense, Dynniq, and Tevva Motors Ltd.  The technology, known as... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Safety systems to be tested on London buses

patrick McDonnell

New safety technology including automatic braking and audible warning systems are to be tested on buses in London in a trial run by the Transport Research Laboratory.  Engineers and technical specialists will work with Transport for London (TfL), bus manufacturers and operators to trial a... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

SEStran ponders name change ahead of possible new powers

Andrew Forster

SEStran, the South East Scotland regional transport partnership, may rebrand in an attempt to raise its profile and reduce confusion with active travel charity Sustrans.  SEStran business partner Keith Fisken told last week’s board meeting that the regional transport partnership (RTP)... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2017 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7857

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise