The Times applauds election pledge to ban new diesel vehicles and get old ones off roads

Lee Baker

The Times in a leader's column has backed proposals in the Lib Dem manifesto to ban the sale of new diesel vehicles from 2025. The newspaper says that the manifesto is "clever, coherent and costed," and highlights action on diesel pollution as one of four... continue

22 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Fears over Crossrail 2 as approval delayed and Conservatives leave it out of manifesto

Lee Baker

Fears have been expressed in the media about the future of Crossrail 2 after confirmation that its business case will not be approved by the latest date TfL had wanted and the Conservatives left the project out of the party's manifesto. The City AM newspaper in London reported disappointment from... continue

22 May 2017Local Transport Today News
22 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Leading woman in transport and logistics to be recognised

Leading woman in transport and logistics to be recognised

Mark Moran

Women working in the highways and passenger transport... continue

22 May 2017Local Transport Today News
19 May 2017Local Transport Today News
General Election: Lib Dems outline

General Election: Lib Dems outline "responsible" £100bn capital spending and diesel ban

Lee Baker

The Lib Dems have outlined plans for £100bn in capital investment and a... continue

18 May 2017Local Transport Today News
To prevent catastrophic climate change, reduce trips, says UN and business-backed body

To prevent catastrophic climate change, reduce trips, says UN and business-backed body

Lee Baker

To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius will require "policies to avoid... continue

15 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Papers focus on the end of diesel as air quality strategy published

Papers focus on the end of diesel as air quality strategy published

RIk Thomas

“Thanks to this Government’s intransigence about... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor

HS2 business is full of dubious calculations

Paul Withrington Director Transport-Watch Northampton NN2

 DfT has given obscure reasons for not publishing the rail industry’s Initial Industry Advice for England and Wales (‘DfT refuses to release rail industry’s advice on spending’ LTT 28 Apr). But it’s perhaps a good thing, because it delays the shock of finding the... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Why mobility as a service should be an open system

Beate Kubitz Director of policy and communications Travelspirit Foundation Todmorden OL14

We are becoming increasingly familiar with the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Put simply this is the provision of a range of mobility offers across modes and locations linked together seamlessly by information and transaction technology, which offers users a real alternative to car... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today Comment

What factors contribute to induced traffic on new roads?

Tom van Vuren Divisional director, Mott MacDonald Birmingham B3 Visiting professor University of Leeds

The Transport for Quality of Life report that David Metz refers to (Letters LTT 28 Apr) compares traffic flows on a number of individual road schemes with county and regional trends, with the aim to control for background traffic growth. This difference is considered to be induced traffic, enabled... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Control bus numbers to improve urban air quality

Roger Sexton Nottingham NG1

The Greener Journeys report on Clean Air Zones (CAZs) by Professor David Begg, which you summarise, is clearly well researched and makes very interesting and thought-provoking reading (‘Don’t let CAZs undermine bus operations, warns industry’ LTT 28 Apr).  I find myself... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Evaluations are clear on  one thing: sticks beat  carrots for modal shift

Evaluations are clear on one thing: sticks beat carrots for modal shift

Steve Melia University of the West of England

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12 May 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Curtins opens Cambridge office

Built environment consultant Curtins has opened an office in Cambridge, led by technical director Stefano Strazzullo. “Our long-standing relationship with major universities, together with our huge portfolio in the residential, commercial and education sectors, makes us a perfect fit for the... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News

TfL awards brand license contract

Transport for London has awarded licensing agency TSBA Group a five-year contract to license TfL brands – such as the roundel logo, Tube maps, the Routemaster bus, and the Johnston family of fonts – internationally for use in areas such as fashion, homewares, publishing, giftware, toys... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Haskoning awarded travel plan contract

Gloucestershire County Council has awarded consultant Royal Haskoning a contract to provide residential and school travel plan services for the Cold Pool Lane development. The residential contract includes development of a travel plan, and could feature measures such as personalised travel... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News
TfL seeks hydrogen bus suppliers

TfL seeks hydrogen bus suppliers

Transport for London is procuring a framework for the supply of hydrogen fuel cell buses, which could also be used to supply... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Highway sector is a suppliers’ market, says Cheshire West

Highway sector is a suppliers’ market, says Cheshire West

Cheshire West and Chester Council is to open negotiations with Ringway to extend a highways contract after councillors heard that retendering now would lead to a significant increase in contract costs.  The council’s... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News

City studies on-street charging for taxis

The City of London Corporation may install its first on-street electric vehicle charging points, amid pressure from Transport for London and London Councils to facilitate the introduction of electric taxis. Ian Hughes, the Corporation’s assistant director for highways, said the City’s... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Hauliers fear cross-Channel snarl-ups

The Freight Transport Association is warning of huge disruption to cross-Channel freight traffic if the Le Touquet Treaty is revoked. New French president Emmanuel Macron has suggested renegotiating the treaty, which sees UK immigration checks conducted at the French ports. “The repatriation... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News

RHA sets HGV manifesto priorities

The Road Haulage Association is calling on the next Government to implement a scrappage scheme to help hauliers replace pre-Euro VI lorries. The RHA also wants any new restrictions on HGVs in cities to be phased in, allowing hauliers time to adapt. Restrictions should be “fully costed and... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News

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