Transport for the North to get new transport spending powers

Transport for the North to get new transport spending powers

Mark Moran

Legislation that will make Transport for the North (TfN) the first statutory sub-national transport body with its own legal powers and duties were laid in Parliament. The move to... continue

16 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

ITS experts call for targeted approach to air quality improvement

Mark Moran

A targeted approach to the worst affected areas will be more effective than chasing an overall reduction in average levels of harmful pollutants, says a group of experts in using intelligent transport systems (ITS) to help improve the environment. The ITS (UK) Smart Environment Interest Group... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Older cars are not main cause of poor urban air quality, says RAC Foundation

Older cars are not main cause of poor urban air quality, says RAC Foundation

Mark Moran

Older cars in urban areas not to blame for harmful emissions, claims the... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Insurers set out tests to define when a driverless car is truly 'automated'

Insurers set out tests to define when a driverless car is truly 'automated'

Mark Moran

The Association of British Insurers has set out criteria for what drivers... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Study to establish feasibility of electric vehicle charge points in North Wales

Mark Moran

The feasibility of creating a network of electric vehicle charging points in North Wales is being studied. Transport and energy consultancy Cenex has been appointed by Cadwyn Clwyd, a Rural Development Agency and Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC), to determine how charge points could be rolled... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
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RAC calls for national vehicle emissions checker website

RAC calls for national vehicle emissions checker website

Mark Moran

Millions of drivers have no easy way of knowing how... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
National Infrastructure Commission calls for major investment in transport links between Oxford and Cambridge

National Infrastructure Commission calls for major investment in transport links between Oxford and Cambridge

Mark Moran

Improving local transport connections between Oxford and Cambridge could lead to the creation of both new... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Londoners’ views sought on a new safety permit scheme for HGVs

Londoners’ views sought on a new safety permit scheme for HGVs

Mark Moran

A consultation has opened on a new safety permit for goods... continue

16 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
More than 33,000 HGVs checked by London Freight Enforcement Partnership

More than 33,000 HGVs checked by London Freight Enforcement Partnership

Mark Moran

Transport for London (TfL) has marked the two-year anniversary of... continue

16 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Government campaign seeks to inspire next generation of engineers

Government campaign seeks to inspire next generation of engineers

Mark Moran

The Year of Engineering will see government and industry offer... continue

16 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Hertfordshire County Council sets out plans to reduce car dependency

Patrick McDonnell

Higher parking charges and a cut in parking spaces are among the proposals in Hertfordshire County Council’s Local Transport Plan (LTP).  The council stressed that increasing road capacity by building new roads would be a “last resort” due to the “financial and... continue

15 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Transport Committee investigates rail infrastructure funding

Transport Committee investigates rail infrastructure funding

Patrick McDonnell

The House of Commons Transport Committee has launched an... continue

14 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
DfT consults on expanding Community Rail Partnerships

DfT consults on expanding Community Rail Partnerships

Patrick McDonnell

A scheme that enables local communities to adopt... continue

14 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Transport Committee to explore potential of Mobility as a Service

Transport Committee to explore potential of Mobility as a Service

Mark Moran

The House of Commons Transport Committee is to look at how... continue

14 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Northants shortlists five for place service

Northamptonshire County Council has shortlisted five firms for its proposed ten-year joint venture model for place-based services, including transport (LTT 26 May & 18 Aug). They are: Amey, Capita, Carillion, Engie and Kajima. Bidders must submit outline proposals in early December, after which... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Very Light Rail demonstrator

The University of Warwick is seeking suppliers to build a Very Light Rail (VLR) demonstrator vehicle, ahead of a proposed VLR network for Coventry (LTT 13 Apr & 13 Oct). The university’s Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) has issued a tender with eight lots: vehicle design; traction;... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Northern and freight shoulder bigger share of NR fixed costs

Northern and freight shoulder bigger share of NR fixed costs

Andrew Forster

Local trains in the north of England and rail freight... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Air quality hold-up to Silvertown crossing

The Government has announced a six-month delay to a decision  on Transport for London’s development consent order application to build the Silvertown Tunnel in east London. The delay, until 10 May, will give the Government more time to consider the air quality impacts of the scheme,... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Court challenge on NO2 plan

ClientEarth has launched a legal challenge against the Government’s new plan for bringing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations into compliance with EU limit values.  The environmental activist lawyers are seeking a judicial review of the plan on the grounds that: 1. The plan... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Enshrine 2040 petrol car ban in legislation’

The Government should enshrine its plan to ban the sale of new diesel - and petrol-only cars from 2040 in legislation, the Government’s energy adviser has said. Dieter Helm has told ministers that the ban on sales of new pure petrol and diesel cars, and the plan to phase out coal-fired power... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Cars could feature in Leicester’s ULEZ plan

Leicester City Council is commissioning consultants to design an ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) for the city, which may see non-compliant cars and other vehicles charged for driving in the city from 2020.  Leicester is not among the 29 councils mandated to prepare a plan for bringing nitrogen... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

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