Milestones needed on road to zero emission motoring, says NAO

Milestones needed on road to zero emission motoring, says NAO

Mark Moran

The UK government needs to explain how it will measure the success of policies designed to encourage the transition to zero emission vehicles, says the National Audit Office. The... continue

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Larkinson confirmed as ORR chief executive

Larkinson confirmed as ORR chief executive

Mark Moran

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has confirmed John Larkinson as chief executive officer, following a public competition. As... continue

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'Stations As Places' programme puts stations at the heart of communities

'Stations As Places' programme puts stations at the heart of communities

Cannock Railway Station has become the region’s first to receive much-needed improvements driven by the West Midlands Stations Alliance (WMSA). Find out more about improving railway stations at Rail Stations and Property 2021 on 25 February The pioneering Alliance is... continue

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Station reopening at Wales’ Bow Street sees first trains for 56 years

Station reopening at Wales’ Bow Street sees first trains for 56 years

A new station has opened at Bow Street, northeast of Aberystwyth, on the Aberystwyth-Shrewsbury line (the Cambrian Line). The single platform station, featuring a 70-space car park, cost £9.2m and was funded by the Welsh Government and just under £4m from the... continue

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PM sets out cautious route to easing lockdown in England

PM sets out cautious route to easing lockdown in England

Mark Moran

The UK Government has published four-step roadmap to... continue

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Axe ‘cheap & nasty’ NPR route, DfT told

Political leaders in northwest England have urged transport secretary Grant Shapps  to abandon plans for a “cheap and nasty” rail link between Liverpool and Manchester that would form  part of Northern Powerhouse Rail.  In a letter to Shapps. Liverpool city region mayor... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News
Covid puts the brakes on P&R expansion in West Midlands

Covid puts the brakes on P&R expansion in West Midlands

Andrew Forster

The West Midlands Combined Authority has put most of... continue

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Work starts on new streets manual

The lead consultant for the new Manual for Streets this week highlighted to LTT some of the key themes that will feature in the guide.  The new Manual for Streets will supercede the original 2007 edition that focused on residential street design, and the 2010 Manual for Streets 2 that looked... continue

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Bus strategy is our opportunity to safeguard industry’s future

Bus strategy is our opportunity to safeguard industry’s future

Laura Shoaf

Over the last year of the Covid-19 pandemic we have witnessed... continue

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Signs and EV bays to boost use of lamp column chargers

Signs and EV bays to boost use of lamp column chargers

London boroughs are to encourage the use of lamp post electric vehicle chargepoints by installing signage and dedicated EV charging bays. The actions come as data from London Councils indicate many of the... continue

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DfT awards £500m for road repairs

The DfT has announced funding allocations to local authorities from a £500m highways maintenance grant.  The grant is the second instalment from the £2.5bn Potholes Fund announced by the Chancellor in the 2020 Budget and providing £500m a year between 2020/21 and 2024/25.... continue

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LowCVP rebrands as Zemo

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership has relaunched as the Zemo Partnership, a name that reflects the Government’s net zero CO2 target. “‘Low carbon’ is no longer good enough and a step-change in progress is needed,” it said. The LowCVP was set up in 2003 to accelerate... continue

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‘Deliver new A83 route in five years’

Argyll and Bute Council and local MSP Michael Russell have called on the Scottish Government to complete a replacement road for the landslip-prone A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful beauty spot by 2026 at the latest. Transport Scotland consulted on 11 corridor options for a new road last September... continue

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Legislate for five-year MCA transport pots, says NIC

Legislate for five-year MCA transport pots, says NIC

The National Infrastructure Commission wants the Government to legislate for five-year devolved transport budgets for each of England’s mayoral combined authorities (MCAs). The Commission’s... continue

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Bike hire hits the streets in West Mids

Bike hire hits the streets in West Mids

The first bikes of Transport for the West Midlands’ public cycle hire scheme have been introduced in Sutton Coldfield.  Twenty-five bikes and... continue

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Ford pledges all-electric by 2030

Ford this week pledged to sell only electric cars in Europe from 2030, a policy that supports the UK Government’s ambition to end the sale of new pure petrol or diesel vehicles from that date.     The US car giant said that by mid-2026, 100 per cent of its passenger vehicle range in... continue

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Andrew Forster to stand down as LTT editor

PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT Andrew Forster to stand down as LTT editor

We are sad to announce that after a remarkable 20 years’ tenure of the position, Andrew Forster has decided to stand down as editor of LTT at the end of April.  As directors of Landor LINKS (and its predecessors) since the launch of LTT over 30 years ago, we pay... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News

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