Superforecasting: let's bring back human skills and judgment to model inputs

Superforecasting: let's bring back human skills and judgment to model inputs

Tom van Vuren

Juliana O’Rourke, Programme Director for Modelling World and Tom van Vuren, Modelling World Chair, interviewed Warren Hatch of Good Judgment, who will be speaking and giving demos at Modelling World on 16 October Read... continue

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14 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
BetterPoints wins added funds to build momentum towards more sustainable travel behaviours

BetterPoints wins added funds to build momentum towards more sustainable travel behaviours

The Cass Entrepreneurship Fund has successfully completed the Government’s Future Fund £800,000 matched investment into BetterPoints. BetterPoints is a specialist behavioural change technology, and will use the funds to help facilitate its transition towards more sustainable mobility and a lower carbon footprint. Says Richard Kirk, CEO of... continue

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22 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Travel demand hit by resurgent virus

Travel demand looks likely to slump again in parts of the UK as the Government and devolved administrations impose new restrictions on people’s lives in an effort to limit a second wave of Covid-19 infections.  All parts of England have been placed into one of three Covid alert levels:... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
Light touch multi-operator fare capping for Midlands Connect

Light touch multi-operator fare capping for Midlands Connect

Andrew Forster

A light touch system to deliver  fare-capping for... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Dates set for Bath and Birmingham CAZs

The Government has announced launch dates for England’s first two charging clean air zones (CAZs), in Birmingham and Bath. Bath’s Class C CAZ, covering the city centre, will go live on 15 March, despite ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic. LTT understands that Bath & North... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
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Can Midlands Connect deliver multi-operator ticketing vision?

Midlands Connect has requested £20m from the DfT to develop an account-based ticketing system that will facilitate contactless ticketing with fare capping across multiple modes and operators.  Known as ‘Broker’, the system reflects lessons that Midlands Connect has learnt... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
Hendy accepts PM’s invite to study UK’s connectivity

Hendy accepts PM’s invite to study UK’s connectivity

Sir Peter Hendy will lead a study into ways of improving connections between the four nations of the UK on behalf of the Prime Minister. The exercise has got off to a bumpy start, however, with scepticism... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Scots suspect Hendy study has ulterior motive

The devolved administrations have given a mix of reactions, many of them unfavourable, to news of the UK Connectivity study chaired by Sir Peter Hendy.  Michael Matheson, Scotland’s cabinet secretary for transport, said: “We absolutely want to see improved transport and... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
Scots and Welsh enraged as bill gives Westminster UK-wide transport power

Scots and Welsh enraged as bill gives Westminster UK-wide transport power

The UK’s devolved administrations have reacted furiously to a power in the Government’s Internal Market Bill that will give the Government at Westminster the power to directly fund transport projects anywhere in the UK. The Bill establishes arrangements for governance after 1... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
ORR shines light on slump in rail demand during pandemic

ORR shines light on slump in rail demand during pandemic

Rail passenger journeys fell this year to levels not seen since the mid-nineteenth century because of Covid-19,  says the Office of Rail and Road.  Rail journeys plummeted to 35 million in the first quarter of... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Covid cash for Scots bus and tram

The Scottish Government has announced further Covid-19 emergency funding for buses, the Edinburgh Tram and the Glasgow Subway.  Bus operators will receive £52.6m to make up for lost revenue on services for the period between 9 November and 17 January next year. The Glasgow Subway and... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Demand for parking grows in Square Mile

Demand for car parking in the City of London was higher in late summer than before Covid-19, despite commuting into central London remaining massively down on pre-pandemic levels.  The Corporation of London says that, before Covid-19 struck, its five car parks operated at about 65 per cent... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
Shropshire to revive fortunes of ‘tired’ Shrewsbury P&R

Shropshire to revive fortunes of ‘tired’ Shrewsbury P&R

Shropshire Council has published plans to revitalise Shrewsbury’s bus-based park-and-ride operation. Three park-and-ride sites serve the town: Harlescott to the north, Meole Brace to the south, and Oxon to... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Metrolink extension key to Stockport plan

An extension of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink light rail system to Stockport is a vital part of plans to regenerate the town centre and its railway station.  Infrastructure proposals for the town centre and a station growth prospectus have just been published by Stockport Council and... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Glasgow leads Metro feasibility study

Glasgow City Council is to lead a feasibility study into a new public transport system for the city-region.  The Glasgow Connectivity Commission recommended a metro rapid transit network, largely using rail-based technology, in its final report for the council last May (LTT 10 May). The... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

TfL Covid cash talks continue

Transport for London was still in negotiations with the Government about a second  emergency Covid-19 financial package as LTT closed for press (Thursday 15th).  Sky News reported that the Government was stipulating that, in return for £1bn, London mayor Sadiq Khan must extend the... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Legalisation of privately-owned e-scooters wins MPs’ backing

The Government should take “swift action” to legalise the use of privately-owned e-scooters if the rental trials  currently underway demonstrate them to be safe for riders and other road users, the House of Commons transport committee has said.  The committee’s report... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Coventry e-scooter trial still suspended

The e-scooter rental trial in Coventry remained suspended this week, more than a month after it was brought to a halt amid reports of riders using the scooters in pedestrian areas (LTT 21 Sep). Residents also complained that the scooters were littering the streets. The scheme, operated by Voi, was... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Motorbikes in bus lane trial for Leeds

Leeds City Council has selected the A65 Kirkstall Road as the setting for a trial of motorcycles in bus lanes. Most of the bus lane is 4.5 metres wide, allowing room for safe overtaking. The trial will be implemented using an experimental traffic order. ... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Lewisham may cut bike shelter costs

Subsidised covered bike parking spaces could be offered to low income residents in the  London Borough of Lewisham. The annual cost of renting a bike parking space in a covered storage unit on residential streets has risen to £60 since the withdrawal of funding from Transport for London.... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Ferry service for Hammersmith

A ferry service for pedestrians and cyclists will be launched early next year as a short-term replacement for the currently closed Hammersmith Bridge in west London. The bridge was  closed to vehicular traffic in April 2019 after the discovery of critical faults in the cast iron structure. In... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

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