11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

TfN to review its plan against climate targets

Environmental campaigners are hoping Transport for the North will jettison some of its road plans next year, in a review to ensure its new strategic transport plan (STP) is consistent with Government climate change targets. The STP, approved by TfN’s board last month, includes extensive plans... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Concerns voiced over public aid for municipal Cardiff Bus

Rhordri Clark

The use of public resources to help loss-making municipal company Cardiff Bus is starting to be queried, amid concerns about fairness to other bus operators.  The company, owned by Cardiff Council, has acknowledged it could go bust unless it returns to profitability, and proposes service cuts... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Let us pilot lorry safety permits – City

The City of London Corporation has proposed becoming a pilot for Transport for London’s stricter lorry safety standards. The Corporation supports Transport for London’s proposed safety permit scheme (LTT 14 Dec 18) but says a “more ambitious timeline is required in the context of... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
DfT consults on pay-as-you-go rail ticketing for South East

DfT consults on pay-as-you-go rail ticketing for South East

The DfT is consulting on creating a new pay-as-you-go (PAYG) zone for rail travel in the south-east of England.  PAYG systems automatically charge the fare for the journey without needing the customer to buy a ticket.  The... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
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Legal review for city’s transport fund

The Scottish Government is studying the conclusions of a review into the legality of the City of Edinburgh Council’s proposed developer contribution zones for transport and other infrastructure (LTT 31 Aug 18). Edinburgh’s proposal will see developers within the zones pay a contribution... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Public inquiry into S19/S22 permit use

The legality of a community transport organisation in South Wales operating services using Section 19 and Section 22 permits is to be scrutinised at a public inquiry later this month. Welsh traffic commissioner Nick Jones has called Accessible Caring Transport, of Mountain Ash, near Aberdare, to a... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

JAQU to improve air quality modelling

Andrew Forster

The Government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) is launching a two-year programme to improve the quality of air quality modelling.  JAQU, a joint unit of the DfT and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has led the Government’s current work to try and ensure the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Notts introduces traffic survey permits

Companies conducting traffic surveys on local authority roads in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will have to obtain a permit in future.  The two councils are the latest to join a traffic survey permits scheme administered by Leicestershire County Council.   Leicestershire introduced the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Halt to Notts unitary plan welcomed

Nottingham City Council has welcomed Nottinghamshire’s decision to pause work on local government re-organisation. Nottinghamshire’s leader Kay Cutts announced in December she was withdrawing an outline business case for a single unitary county from the council meeting, saying the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL to recruit ten healthy street officers

Transport for London says “at least ten” healthy streets officers are to be recruited from a third party to work with boroughs (LTT 18 Jan). Alex Williams, TfL’s director of city planning, told the customer services and operational performance panel the officers would be in place... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Kent rail spur could support homes &?freight

Kent rail spur could support homes &?freight

A rail chord could be built in Medway, Kent, as part of a plan for a passenger service to a new town. The track could also enable some freight traffic to bypass lines in south... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Brighton wants more transport spend

The Greater Brighton Economic Board is to press for more transport infrastructure spend in the  area. Nick Hibberd, chair of the officer programme board, told councillors there was a growing view that the board needed to “take a step forward, both in terms of aspiration and the level of... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Birmingham flyover to be torn down in plan to revitalise area

Birmingham flyover to be torn down in plan to revitalise area

Andrew Forster

A flyover on a major radial road in the north of Birmingham... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Congestion charge traffic data error

Transport for London says a  report showing that the number of chargeable vehicles in the central London congestion charge has fallen 17.9 per cent in the last year is erroneous. LTT asked TfL for an explanation of data presented in its quarterly performance report, showing 9.015 million... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Climate change demands deep cuts to road traffic, says consultant

Road traffic must be cut significantly if the UK is to deliver the deep reductions in carbon dioxide emissions envisaged by the Paris climate agreement, says a new report prepared for Friends of the Earth (FoE). The campaign group has commissioned environmental transport consultant Transport for... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Saga of rail freight depot in St Albans green belt rumbles on

Andrew Forster

MPs in Hertfordshire want Network Rail to withdraw support for a rail freight terminal near St Albans. Their call is the latest development in the long-running saga over a proposed strategic rail freight interchange (SRFI) on green belt land at Radlett, south of St Albans, which would be served by... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Police criticise Herts A road HGV ban plan

Hertfordshire County Council is to consult on placing weight restrictions on an A road, which is likely to attract an objection from the police.  The council is proposing to introduce a 7.5 tonne weight limit on two sections of the A507, a single carriageway road connecting the A1(M) in... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Boroughs reveal financial deals for EV charging points

Andrew Forster

The financial arrangements underpinning electric vehicle charging points in London are revealed in a series of papers and reports just released.  The London Borough of Brent has provided details of the payments it receives from three different charge point contracts.  Brent has just... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

FirstBus on board with York LEZ?plan

York’s biggest bus operator has welcomed the council’s new plan for a bus-based clean air zone (CAZ), which should be implemented in January 2020. Councillors last month approved the CAZ covering the city centre and inner ring road. It will require buses to be Euro VI or better, except... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Petrol and electric sales up

Sales of new petrol and alternatively-fuelled vehicles are ousting diesels, according to the latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data. Overall new car sales fell 1.6 per cent in January, from 163,615 (January 2018) to 161,013. But diesel demand fell 20.3 per cent, from 58,713... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

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