15 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
Rail stations: the new town and city centres

Rail stations: the new town and city centres

Rail stations are changing, as any traveller who uses Birmingham, Sheffield, London St Pancras or London Bridge stations, will clearly see. They don't feel like stations. They... continue

16 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
16 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
15 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
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Rethink of MaaS products in West Midlands

The UK’s first Mobility as a Service (MaaS) trial is to be relaunched with new products. Finnish firm MaaS Global launched its Whim offering in the West Midlands conurbation last spring. For £349 a month Whim Unlimited provided unlimited use of public transport in the conurbation,... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
DfT invites council bids for two major road improvement funds

DfT invites council bids for two major road improvement funds

The DfT has invited local authorities in England to prepare bids to two funding streams for major road improvements.   The Government has earmarked £3.5bn over the first five years of the new National Roads Fund, commencing in April... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Quarter of DfT staff may help out on Brexit

The DfT’s ability to handle its normal workload in the coming months could be severely constrained by headquarters staff being put into Brexit-related operational roles, such as dealing with lorries at Dover. Sky News reported that a quarter of DfT HQ staff could be affected. The Government... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
Guildford P&R goes electric

Guildford P&R goes electric

Stagecoach has introduced electric buses on the park-and-ride route in Guildford, Surrey. The nine vehicles... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT amends the MRN map

THE DFT has amended the new Major Road Network (MRN) in response to  consultation feedback.  Many respondents called for additional roads to be added to the network. A smaller number called for roads to be deleted.  The DfT said it could not satisfy all requests. “Sub-national... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

NIC moots urban freight trials and criticises planning policy

Andrew Forster

Regulations governing freight could be waived to allow trials of urban freight innovations and alternative fuels. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) floats the idea of creating “regulatory sandboxes”?in its interim report on freight. The Chancellor Philip Hammond asked the NIC... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Zero emission HGVs probed

The committee on Climate Change (CCC) is exploring the options to deliver zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). The £50,000 project will study four technologies: • Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen refuelling stations • Battery electric vehicles with “extremely... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Platoons ‘a stepping stone to full automation’

Lorry platoons are a stepping stone to deploying driverless lorries on parts of the road network, and it is the latter development that will deliver huge benefits for freight operations, the Freight Transport Association has told the National Infrastructure Commission’s freight... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
Five-stage HGV plan for Kent’s roads in case of no-deal Brexit

Five-stage HGV plan for Kent’s roads in case of no-deal Brexit

Andrew Forster

Kent County Council has released more details of contingency... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Contracts let for extra ro-ro ferries

The DfT has procured additional ferry services for roll-on/roll-off freight in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 29 March. The services would relieve pressure on the Short Straits routes (Dover and Eurotunnel), which could become congested by increased border checks. Contracts have been awarded... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Council may ask staff to work from home

Staff at Kent County Council  may be asked to work from home  whenever possible for three to six months in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to reduce pressure on the county’s road network. The council’s information and communications technology (ICT) team is exploring how to... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Cheaper rail travel for young people

The DfT has announced a new railcard for 16-17 year olds, which will give them half price rail travel, including on peak and season tickets. The 16&17 Railcard card will be launched in September. Train operators this month launched a new railcard to cut the cost of off-peak rail travel for... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
Taxi drivers will be hardest hit by Clean Air Zone standards

Taxi drivers will be hardest hit by Clean Air Zone standards

Many taxi and private hire drivers in Birmingham may retire rather than invest in vehicles that comply with new licensing conditions associated with the city’s charging clean air zone (CAZ), the council believes.  New taxi... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
Complex mitigation package  for Birmingham’s CAZ

Complex mitigation package for Birmingham’s CAZ

Andrew Forster

Birmingham City Council hopes a complex system of exemptions and mitigation measures will placate opponents of its proposed charging clean air... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Electrification of bus fleet costed

 A feasibility study into installing electric vehicle charging equipment at 60 bus garages in London has been completed by Transport for London and electricity distribution network operator UK Power Networks. TfL says the work will inform proposals to electrify more of the capital’s bus... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

New duty for airports to work with councils

The Government is to place a duty on airports to work with local authorities on the preparation of surface access strategies.  The proposal features in a new DfT air transport consultation paper, which also proposes that the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) should consider airport... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

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