Cycling UK praises

Cycling UK praises "excellent" Government guidance on planning networks for bikes

Lee Baker

The Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy has been welcomed by Cycling UK as providing a legally-binding plan to double the amount of cycling, with "excellent" guidance on planning comprehensive networks for cyclists and... continue

26 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Bike rescue campaign aims to get people in the saddle

Bike rescue campaign aims to get people in the saddle

Patrick McDonnell

Cycling UK is once more running its Big Bike Revival... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

HS2 procures high-speed trains

HS2 Ltd has launched the procurement for the contract to design, build and maintain about 60 high-speed trains for the HS2 network. The contract has an estimated value of £2.75bn. Invitations to tender should be issued to shortlisted bidders in spring 2018 with contract award following in... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

URS studies Milton Keynes transport

Milton Keynes Council has awarded consultant URS an £86,000 contract to develop a mobility strategy to 2036 for the area. The contract ends on 31 December. ... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Hants procures bus real-time info

Hampshire County Council is procuring a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of real-time bus passenger information systems, such as display screens and a content management system. The contract will run for up to four years (supply of kit) and up to ten years (maintenance). Eight... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Atkins explores rural transport for DfT

The GPS vehicle tracking has awarded consultant Atkins an £86,000 contract to study how local authorities are providing rural transport and accessibility in the constrained financial climate, and to identify examples of good practice. The contract runs to 30 November.... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Teletrac wins road traffic data contract

The DfT has awarded GPS vehicle tracking firm Teletrac Navman (UK) Ltd the contract for a road travel time data service, supplying datasets of observed travel time and routing data for vehicles using roads in England. The contract runs to February 2019 but could be extended for a further... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Hounslow orders lamp post charging points

The London Borough of Hounslow has awarded German firm Ubitricity a contract to install further electric vehicle charging points on lamp posts.  Hounslow began a trial using Ubitricity’s lamp post charging in 2015. The new contract, with a quoted value of £20,000-£55,000,... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Leeds HS2 strategy appointments

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has appointed consultants to help prepare a growth strategy to capitalise on HS2 serving Leeds.  The strategy is being developed in two phases. Lead advisors for phase one are: Deloitte (economy); Arup (skills and supply chain); Cushman and Wakefield (funding... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Atkins board endorses £2.1bn takeover by Canadian giant

Andrew Forster

The board of British engineering and project management consultant Atkins is recommending shareholders approve a proposed takeover by Canadian engineering and construction group SNC Lavalin.  SNC Lavalin said the acquisition would create a £6.9bn (C$12.1bn) global professional services... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

MaaS interest group for ITS UK

Transport technology organisation ITS (UK) has set up an interest group for Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Its founding chairman is Andrew Pearce, director of technology, UK Europe and Middle East, of Jacobs.... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Funding for rail innovation

The DfT is making £9m available for accelerating innovation in rail projects. The funding will be allocated to projects in two streams: high-value, low cost railway innovations, and improving customer experience through stations. Projects should last between three and 12 months. Competition... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
DfT tests use of NTS data to improve rail demand forecasts

DfT tests use of NTS data to improve rail demand forecasts

Andrew Forster

The DfT is exploring if the accuracy of rail demand... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Driverless car trials for urban roads

Driverless cars will be tested on public roads in a project awarded £8.6m from the Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.. The DRIVEN consortium, led by Oxford-based artificial intelligence company Oxbotica, is to test autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
HMRC restricts staff tax perk to ultra-low emission vehicles

HMRC restricts staff tax perk to ultra-low emission vehicles

The Government this month partially closed a tax break that has allowed thousands of employees to obtain cars through salary sacrifice schemes. The perk will remain for ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEVs) purchases. Salary sacrifice schemes... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Rapid charging for capital

Transport for London has appointed five suppliers to create a network of rapid electric vehicle charge points in the capital, capable of fully charging a vehicle battery in 30 minutes.  The aim is to install 75 of the 50kw charging points by the end of this year, 150 by the end of 2018, and... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Nexus outlines new Metrocar spec

Nexus has revealed details of the proposed specification for a new fleet of Metrocars to operate the Tyne and Wear Metro. The order will be for 84 Metrocars (or similar capacity with 42 trains), with 1500V DC overhead power supply and “provision for dual voltage and/or ‘off wire’... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

SW Bristol transport probed

Bristol Airport and North Somerset Council are to fund a study into improving transport round the south of Bristol from the west.   The airport is contributing £450,000 and North Somerset Council £200,000 to the Bristol South West Economic Link study. Funding support from Bristol... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Brexit Infrastructure Bill urged to accelerate new roads delivery

Brexit Infrastructure Bill urged to accelerate new roads delivery

The Government is being urged to draft legislation to accelerate the delivery of road improvements to serve the Channel Ports in Kent. Charlie Elphicke, the MP for Dover and Deal, wants the planning processes temporarily  suspended to ensure the quick... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
CH2M jumped before they were pushed, Grayling tells HS2 probe

CH2M jumped before they were pushed, Grayling tells HS2 probe

Andrew Forster

US engineering giant CH2M announced at the end of March that... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today Features

DfT releases £173m for Leeds transport

The DfT has approved the award of £173.5m to West Yorkshire Combined Authority for the delivery of public transport improvements in Leeds, including new park-and-ride sites at Stourton and in north Leeds, bus priority, and new rail stations to serve Leeds Bradford Airport, Thorpe Park, and... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

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