17 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Modelling World 2019: Jacobs supports delegate places for students

Modelling World 2019: Jacobs supports delegate places for students

Modelling World 2019, 4 & 5 June, Birmingham: Supported delegate places for students Our event partner Jacobs is kindly sponsoring 10 full delegate places for students who are interested in sharing ideas about the key issues to be discussed at Modelling... continue

17 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Climate starting to dominate transport policy discussions

Climate starting to dominate transport policy discussions

Andrew Forster
10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Climate emergency ‘doesn’t undermine new M4 relief road’

The Welsh Government confirmed last week that it had not dropped its plans to build a £1.4bn M4 Relief Road, one day after it formally declared a climate change emergency.  Opposition politicians claim the two are incompatible, but the Government says reduced carbon emissions from... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Public buy-in vital to CCC’s vision of a zero carbon Britain

Public buy-in vital to CCC’s vision of a zero carbon Britain

The UK’s green revolution moved from the protestors on the streets of London to the corridors of Whitehall last week as the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) issued a report recommending that the Government sets a target of net zero... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
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Sweco’s acquisition expands UK interest

Engineering consultancy Sweco UK has bought MLM Group, a privately-owned engineering, environmental and building control consultancy. MLM Group  employs 460 people in 13 offices, predominantly in London, Southern England and Ireland, and has an annual revenue of about £40m. Earnings... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
More timed traffic restrictions for Croydon primary schools

More timed traffic restrictions for Croydon primary schools

Andrew Forster

The London Borough of Croydon is to consult on introducing... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

School traffic ban in Royal Borough

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has identified two primary schools where traffic restrictions will be trialled at the start and end of the school day. The council’s ‘healthy school streets’ initiative will see sections of road becoming a pedestrian and cycle zone at... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Let’s talk about Healthy Streets

A transport consultant says councils should contact her if they are uncertain about whether they can use the phrase Healthy Streets to describe their street improvement programmes. Lucy Saunders, a former consultant on transport and health to the Greater London Authority, has set up her own Healthy... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Hackney plans cargo bike club

The London Borough of Hackney wants to set up cargobike clubs, allowing residents and businesses  to hire a bike in a similar way to how car clubs operate. The proposal features in the borough’s bid to London mayor Sadiq Khan’s air quality fund. Focused on establishing a Stoke... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL consults on HGV safety standard

Transport for London has launched the final statutory consultation on its proposed direct vision standard for lorries.  Under the proposal, from October next year every lorry over 12 tonnes will have to have a permit to operate in the capital.  The permits are based on a five-star rating... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Distance-based road charging for London urged by think tank

Distance-based road charging for London urged by think tank

Andrew Forster

Transport for London should introduce a distance-based... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
A lesson plan to stop transport projects going off the rails

A lesson plan to stop transport projects going off the rails

Andrew Forster

There have been plenty of transport project delivery... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Aberdeen eyes lasting legacy from hydrogen fuel cell trials

Andrew Forster

Aberdeen City Council is exploring how to ensure the current programme of hydrogen vehicle projects in the city-region turns into a long-lasting sustainable business.  The city-region is a demonstrator for hydrogen fuel cell applications in transport, with funding currently coming from nine EU... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT’s Brexit ferry bill mounts

The DfT has paid £50m to ferry companies Brittany Ferries and DFDS for cancelling their contracts to provide additional ferry services for a no-deal Brexit scenario (LTT 15 Feb). The payment comes on top of the £33m the DfT has agreed to pay Eurotunnel over three years after the Channel... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

‘Public funds needed to electrify car clubs’

The transition of car club fleets to battery electric power is being stifled by the failure of public authorities to fund the necessary charge points, says car club operator Enterprise Holdings.  Traditional ‘round trip’ (or ‘back to base’) car clubs operate from... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Motorists still have a range of EV concerns

Many motorists still have big reservations about switching to an electric car, according to a survey for the AA.  An AA Populus poll asked 19,350 drivers ‘What would it take for you to choose a battery electric vehicle?’ The most frequently cited factor was that EVs should cost the... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Consultants estimate impact of shifting freight from rail to road

Consultants estimate impact of shifting freight from rail to road

Andrew Forster

Banning diesel freight trains could worsen inter-urban road... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Lincolnshire’s Teckal bus firm grows beyond expectations

Andrew Forster

Lincolnshire County Council’s passenger transport company TransportConnect is playing a far bigger role in delivering public transport and specialist passenger transport  than originally envisaged, with turnover in 2018/19 expected to be almost triple what the council  ever... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Poor rural bus provision ‘not an inevitability’

There is no good reason why rural bus service provision in parts of England has to be so inferior to that of Sweden, Germany and Switzerland, according to a Foundation of Integrated Transport report. Report author John Whitelegg compares bus provision in Shropshire with the three countries.... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Plan’s transport priorities a wishlist, says borough

Plan’s transport priorities a wishlist, says borough

The draft London Plan’s transport infrastructure priorities will prove to be nothing more than a “wishlist” unless a way can be found to fill a £3.1bn a year funding gap, a borough... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

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