6 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Operators may be forced to offer CO2 offsets

Transport operators could be compelled to offer customers the option to offset the carbon dioxide emissions of their journeys under a proposal being explored by the Treasury. The Chancellor Philip Hammond raised the prospect in his spring statement this week. The Treasury said: “To give... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT relaunches road technology forum

A dormant forum for the road transport technology sector is being relaunched this month with funding from the DfT. Darren Capes, the DfT’s intelligent transport systems policy lead, said the Transport Technology Forum would “serve the roads technology sector, acting as a conduit between... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

TfSE probes area’s freight needs

Shadow sub-national transport body Transport for the South East is conducting a survey of freight operators and other businesses to inform its new transport strategy. The survey asks about the key transport issues and challenges businesses face and their views on how the transport network should... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Appoint a freight czar, business tells Khan

Business organisations have urged London mayor Sadiq Khan to appoint a freight commissioner for London.  The call came as Transport for London published a freight action plan, outlining the measures being taken to manage freight and its environmental impacts.   The idea of a freight... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
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Eleven boroughs share £53m for ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’

Deniz Huseyin

Eleven London councils will share £53m from Transport for London for projects to make their streets more people-friendly.  The grant has been awarded in the second phase of the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme, which attracted 22 bids.  The winning bids comprise a range of projects... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

We’re unblemished by Brexit, so leave EU lobbying to us – UTG

The government should let big city transport authorities represent British interests in European transport policy because they aren’t tarnished by Brexit, says the Urban Transport Group.  “In the medium-term it looks likely the UK will still have to abide by new EU rules on... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Tube dust probed

The London Assembly’s environment committee has sought more information from Transport for London about the problem of particulates on the Tube network.  Committee chair Caroline Russell has written to TfL’s director of health, safety and environment, Jill Collis, about the... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Council scraps plan to include cars in Bath’s Clean Air Zone

Council scraps plan to include cars in Bath’s Clean Air Zone

Andrew Forster

Bath and North East Somerset Council has dropped a plan to... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Minister approves Birmingham’s Class D CAZ

Drivers of older cars will have to pay daily charges to enter Birmingham city centre from January 2020 after the Government approved the council’s plan for a charging clean air zone (CAZ) to cut illegal concentrations of nitrogen dioxide. The Class D CAZ will cover roads within the A4540 ring... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Transport actions for health profiled

Transport and land-use policies to reduce air pollution and improve public health are discussed in a new evidence review published by Public Health England. Review of interventions to improve outdoor air quality and public health is available at http://tinyurl.com/y5dngny... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Correction

A story in the last issue on Greater Manchester’s air quality plans stated that the conurbation authorities were seeking £126m  from the Government to support their proposals to cut nitrogen dioxide concentrations. The correct figure is £116m. ... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

‘Rethink community transport’

Councils and community transport operators should take steps to increase the journeys by fare-paying passengers on community transport, a leading bus commentator has suggested. Roger French, former managing director of Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company, spoke after it emerged in a traffic... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Lancs revises Preston bus station charge

Lancashire County Council has cut the fees bus operators will pay for using Preston bus station in the first year of a new charging regime. Operators currently pay the council a bay rental charge of £5,620 per bay at the bus station. The council had planned to scrap this from 1 April,... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Welsh councils endorse plan for joint transport authorities

Andrew Forster

Local authorities in the Cardiff city region have backed the establishment of a statutory joint transport authority (JTA) for the area, which would take over public transport responsibilities from constituent councils.  The Welsh Government floated the idea of creating JTAs in its Improving... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
New bus powers ‘not needed in SE Wales

New bus powers ‘not needed in SE Wales

Councils in southeast Wales have criticised the Welsh Government’s plan to introduce new bus powers of enhanced partnerships and franchising,... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh to put EV chargers in road to cut pavement clutter

Andrew Forster

The City of Edinburgh Council plans to install electric vehicle charging points in the carriageway rather than on the footway, to ensure they don’t obstruct pedestrian movement. The council is drawing up plans to install the first tranche of on-street EV charging points in the city, having... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Sutton to promote e-bikes

The London Borough of Sutton is exploring opportunities to increase the number of e-bikes in the borough. Sutton plans to engage with e-bike dockless hire operators such as Lime, Jump and Zoov to gauge their interest in launching a scheme. Lime launched dockless e-bike schemes in Brent and Ealing... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
‘Auction rights to deliver EV rapid chargers’

‘Auction rights to deliver EV rapid chargers’

The government should hold auctions for electric vehicle charging concessions just like the auctions used to allocate bandwidth between mobile phone networks, according to a new... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Crossrail 2 delivery could slip into the late 2030s, says NIC

Andrew Forster

The earliest opening date for London’s Crossrail 2 project appears to be slipping into the late 2030s, the Government’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has said.  Crossrail 2 would provide a new line across central London, connecting Network Rail lines in the south-west... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

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