Lib Dems reject any caveats in support for HS2, declaring it

Lib Dems reject any caveats in support for HS2, declaring it "essential"

Lee Baker

The Liberal Democrats today rejected an attempt by the leadership to caveat the party's support for HS2 on it being part of "a balanced package of investment across the whole country" and that it "must be subject to... continue

20 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
50% of cars sold in UK by 2041 will be fully autonomous, predicts research for Kia Motors

50% of cars sold in UK by 2041 will be fully autonomous, predicts research for Kia Motors

Mark Moran

Fully autonomous cars will account for half of all car sales in 25 years time, a study... continue

23 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Volkswagen appoints expert in 'deep thinking' to lead artificial intelligence team

Mark Moran

Professor Patrick van der Smagt has been appointed to lead Volkswagen Group’s artificial intelligence (AI) at the German car company’s Data Lab in Munich. An Associate Professor at Technische Universität München, he is an expert in deep learning and robotics. Until now AI has... continue

23 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
76% of Millennials endorse eco-friendly cars, says Nissan research

76% of Millennials endorse eco-friendly cars, says Nissan research

Mark Moran

Millennials consider driving eco-friendly cars as the best choice... continue

23 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
23 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
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Government urged to assess whether those left behind benefit from capital projects

Government urged to assess whether those left behind benefit from capital projects

Lee Baker

Theresa May's Government must make good its pledge to make a nation that "works... continue

23 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Niche Vehicle Network offers £80k for low carbon vehicle feasibility studies

Mark Moran

A total of £80,000 is to be made available for low carbon vehicle feasibility studies by the Niche Vehicle Network (NVN). The 2016 NVN Feasibility Competition providing SMEs and micro-companies active in the low carbon vehicle technology sector with grant funding to undertake desk-top... continue

22 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Hydrogen fuel-cell bus project wins Niche Vehicle Network funding

Mark Moran

A project to build a hybrid fuel-cell double-decker bus has received £150,000 from a competition run by the Niche Vehicle Network (NVN). The project to create a range-extended electric bus is being led by Arcola Energy, which is working with partners Alexander Dennis and Warwick Manufacturing... continue

22 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
Mitsubishi Outlander is UK's favourite ultra-low emission vehicle

Mitsubishi Outlander is UK's favourite ultra-low emission vehicle

Mark Moran

A 4x4 off-roader is the top selling ultra-low emission vehicle... continue

22 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
Government hails record sales of ultra-low emission vehicles

Government hails record sales of ultra-low emission vehicles

Mark Moran

Sales of new ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) on... continue

22 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
Chargemaster acquires rival Charge Your Car network

Chargemaster acquires rival Charge Your Car network

Mark Moran

Electric vehicle charging point supplier... continue

21 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
Clear up uncertainty on funding and powers on local transport, city regions tell parties

Clear up uncertainty on funding and powers on local transport, city regions tell parties

Lee Baker

The Urban Transport Group is telling the political parties that the city regions are... continue

19 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
Air quality measures paying off, says Edinburgh council

Air quality measures paying off, says Edinburgh council

Patrick McDonnell

Air quality in Edinburgh has shown a marked... continue

19 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Brexit jeopardises Belfast projects

Two transport projects in Belfast are in jeopardy following the UK’s Brexit referendum vote, Northern Ireland infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard has warned. “Some of the projects that my Department and I would have been looking at would have presented great potential to attract... continue

16 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

DCO process under review

The National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA) is commissioning research into the Development Consent Order process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. NIPA has asked the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London to explore the level of detail required in DCO... continue

16 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
Scottish councils join forces on roads

Scottish councils join forces on roads

Councils in the north of Scotland are preparing to establish a joint committee to oversee road collaboration activities.  The Northern Roads... continue

16 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Go-slow on Welsh council re-organisation

Reorganisation of Wales’ 22 unitary authorities is at least a decade away, a local authority leader has claimed.  Before the Welsh Assembly election in May, the Welsh Government said it intended to legislate to introduce eight or nine authorities because the councils themselves had... continue

16 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
Operators may seek subsidy to operate Bristol BRT routes

Operators may seek subsidy to operate Bristol BRT routes

Andrew Forster

Bus services on new bus rapid transit (BRT) routes in... continue

16 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News
Two London bus routes go all electric

Two London bus routes go all electric

Two London bus routes will become fully electric operations from the end of the year, London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced. The 507 (Victoria to... continue

16 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Big jump in capital’s moving traffic PCNs

London boroughs and Transport for London issued 4,664,281 penalty charge notices (PCNs) to drivers in 2015/16 for parking and moving traffic contraventions.  The figure was just under 82,000 fewer than the number issued in 2014/15. Parking PCNs have fallen to 3,348,951, their lowest level for... continue

16 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Operator fined for late buses

Bus operator Yorkshire Tiger has been fined £21,750 for failing to operate punctual services.  A Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency officer monitored 432 services between September and November last year, finding that ten (2%) didn’t run, 18 (4%) were more than a minute early,... continue

16 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

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