Row over MPs' claim air quality work needless and no reason to delay airports decision

Row over MPs' claim air quality work needless and no reason to delay airports decision

Lee Baker

MPs on the House of Commons' transport select committee have questioned why the Government further delayed its decision on airports expansion on the basis that further work was needed on air quality impacts. The detailed recommendations of the committee,... continue

5 May 2016Local Transport Today News
Children crossing sign refreshed and restored

Children crossing sign refreshed and restored

The road sign that signifies children crossing has been given a makeover by its designer, Margaret Calvert, over 50 years. The release of the remastered sign marks the... continue

4 May 2016Local Transport Today News

DfT publishes advice on new traffic signs regulations

Mark Moran

The Department for Transport (DfT) stresses the need to reduce sign clutter in its circular on the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2016. TSRGD 2016, which came into effect next month, prescribes the designs and conditions of use for traffic signs to be lawfully placed on or... continue

4 May 2016Local Transport Today News
MPs urge government to make decision on SE airport expansion

MPs urge government to make decision on SE airport expansion

Mark Moran

The opportunity to end decades of political dithering on... continue

4 May 2016Local Transport Today News

Gloucestershire floats advisory average speed cameras

Gloucestershire County Council may install non-enforceable average speed cameras on the county’s roads.  The proposal is contained in the council’s new local transport plan (LTP), which states under revenue spending priorities: “Deployment of non-enforceable average speed... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News

20mph campaigners applaud sign changes

The Government this week scrapped the rules on repeater speed limit signs as part of wider reforms to traffic signage  The change is contained in the new Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions.  Rod King MBE, founder and campaign director of 20’s Plenty for Us,... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News
Mayoral candidates divided on future of Bristol’s 20mph limits

Mayoral candidates divided on future of Bristol’s 20mph limits

Andrew Forster

The future of Bristol’s extensive 20mph limits is... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News

Real-world emissions calculator

A new tool to predict the ‘real world’ emissions reduction benefits of Euro 6/Euro VI vehicles has been launched by a consultant.  Air Quality Consultants has reviewed the evidence of real world nitrogen oxide emissions from light duty (Euro 6) and heavy duty (Euro VI) vehicles. It... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News

Bus and parking powers to feature in SNP’s Transport Bill

A new Transport Bill will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament if, as expected, the Scottish National Party retains power next month.  “We will bring forward a Transport Bill to improve bus services, enhance and improve the role of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner and wider road... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News

HITRANS highlights transport spend slump

Transport spending by  local authorities in the Highlands and Islands regional transport partnership (HITRANS) area has slumped in recent years. HITRANS covers five local authorities: most of Argyll and Bute; the Orkney Islands; Highland; Moray; and Eilean Siar (the Western Isles).  Their... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News

Short-term actions for W Yorks buses

West Yorkshire Combined Authority and bus operators have drawn up a programme of short-term measures to improve bus services, in advance of any decision about regulatory reform to bus service delivery.  Discussions between WYCA and the Association of Bus Operators in West Yorkshire have agreed... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News

Oxfordshire districts to consult on reform

The district councils in Oxfordshire are to consult this summer on their proposals for a unitary structure of governance in the area (LTT 07 Mar). The councils envisage redrawing the local government map by abolishing Oxfordshire County Council and creating four new unitaries, which would form a... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News

Dorset hopeful of CA status by the autumn

A combined authority overseeing transport and other matters in the Dorset area could be established this autumn, the councils believe. The plan to form a CA covering two-tier Dorset plus the unitaries of Bournemouth and Poole, is being developed alongside a review of local government in the... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News

Devolution deals ‘lack transparency’ – NAO

Crucial aspects of the devolution agreements struck between Government and local authorities lack transparency, including governance arrangements and funding settlements, according to a review by the National Audit Office.  The Government has so far struck ten devolution deals in England:... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News

Simulation Systems wins HE traffic work

Highways England has awarded Simulation Systems Ltd a contract to deliver a new central traffic signal control and management system for the South East. The system will make use of Stratos, Siemens’ cloud-hosted traffic control and management system. The Stratos system will replace the... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today Business Briefing

LEPs ‘must retain key role in setting transport priorities’

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) should continue to play a central role in setting transport investment priorities in areas with elected mayors and combined authorities, the Government has told councils.  The message features in new  assurance framework guidance for areas granted a... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today News

Midland Metro out to tender

Centro has launched the search for an operator of Midland Metro from 2017. The light rail system currently comprises only one line, from Wolverhampton to Birmingham. This opened in 1999 and is operated by Travel West Midlands, the conurbation’s major bus operator and part of National Express... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Transport Scotland invites bids for transport planning framework

Transport Scotland is  inviting consultants to bid to be included on a framework for transport modelling, planning, and appraisal.  Ten firms will be appointed onto the framework, which will run for three years and also be available for use by Scotland’s seven regional transport... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today Business Briefing
SYSTRA buys SIAS to further strengthen transport planning

SYSTRA buys SIAS to further strengthen transport planning

Andrew Forster

SYSTRA has purchased Scottish transport planning... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Little confidence in speed camera statistical analyses

As it is extraordinarily unlikely that Malcolm Bulpitt has never exceeded a speed limit even by 1mph, even by mistake, his sanctimonious advice about observing  speed limits (Letters LTT 01 Apr) appears to be based more on luck than innocence. More importantly, it is he who appears “not... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today Comment

Rail travel: more significant than some believe

Norman Bradbury, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4

Oh dear, here we go again. Paul Withrington makes his usual sweeping claims that require correction and clarification (‘Rational decision-making in the Northern Powerhouse? Sadly not.’ LTT 15 Apr). He says Mode B (roads) “carry 98% of the region’s passenger journeys and... continue

29 Apr 2016Local Transport Today Comment

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