Lord Adonis: Brexit could scupper Heathrow and other major transport projects - reports

Lord Adonis: Brexit could scupper Heathrow and other major transport projects - reports

Lee Baker

A 'Hard Brexit' where the UK leaves the Single Market and the Customs Union could throttle necessary private investment in major transport infrastructure, particularly in the expansion of Heathrow, Lord Adonis has been quoted as saying. "These decisions on... continue

27 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Queen's Speech: HS2 to Crewe, transport sector concern over exclusion of Crossrail 2

Queen's Speech: HS2 to Crewe, transport sector concern over exclusion of Crossrail 2

Lee Baker

The Queen's Speech confirmed that the Government will bring forward further... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Bidders shortlisted for HS2 franchise

The DfT has shortlisted three bidders for the West Coast Partnership franchise, which will include running initial services on the HS2 network.  The shortlisted bidders are: • First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Limited, a joint venture of FirstGroup plc (70%) and Trenitalia UK Limited... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
West Midlands to pilot UK’s first multi-modal MaaS app

West Midlands to pilot UK’s first multi-modal MaaS app

Deniz Huseyin

The UK’s first Mobility as a Service (MaaS)... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Toyota buys into MaaS

Toyota Financial Services has made an investment in MaaS Global, the Finnish firm the has pioneered Mobility as a Service with its Whim app. Toyota Financial Services , a subsidiary of car manufacturer Toyota that specialising in automotive financial services, and its insurance partner invested in... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
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October date for Scots electric trains

The first electric rail services on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk High line should operate on 2 October, Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has told Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf. Electric trains had been due for launch in December last year but the project has suffered... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Glasgow Queen St study continues

Investigatory work is continuing in an attempt to find a way forward for a planned retail extension that appeared in jeopardy because of the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station.  Glasgow City Council approved the Buchanan Quarter Tax Increment Financing (TIF) business case in 2011... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Major road network for Midlands probed

The Midlands Connect partnership of local authorities and local enterprise partnerships is to identify a ‘major road network’ (MRN) for the area, combining Highways England roads and the most important local authority roads. Consultants will be appointed to devise an MRN and assess it... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
TfN’s major road network will guide investment planning

TfN’s major road network will guide investment planning

A major road network (MRN) of the most economically important roads in the north of England has been identified by Transport for the North. The network of local authority roads and Highways England roads is described as... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Khan plans to make cars an oddity on London’s streets

Khan plans to make cars an oddity on London’s streets

Adrian Grant, Managing director, The TAS Partnership, Preston PR1

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23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today Features
CAZs ‘a threat to business’

CAZs ‘a threat to business’

Charging clean Air Zones (CAZs) could have a ruinous impact on small businesses unless the Government... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
‘Simplify Clean Air Zones and centralise enforcement plans’

‘Simplify Clean Air Zones and centralise enforcement plans’

The Government should simplify its plans for charging Clean Air Zones (CAZs), with just two classes of zone instead of four, road transport organisations have said.  The Government’s plans are for charging CAZs classed A-D,... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Air quality plan modelling not fit for purpose, say councils

The Government’s air quality monitoring regime is not suitable for identifying pollution hotspots where the imposition of measures such as charging Clean Air Zones (CAZs) are necessary, local authorities and air quality professionals have said.  The comments, contained in responses to... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

‘No place for competitive funding’

Government funding for measures to bring about compliance with the EU limit values for nitrogen dioxide should not be allocated through competitive funding streams, Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) has told ministers. “There is a risk that competitive funding can leave areas without the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Air quality plan’s analysis ‘flawed’

The Government’s assessment of measures such as a scrappage scheme, retrofitting older engines, and support for ultra low emission vehicles is flawed because it focuses only on improvements in air quality at a national level, consultees have said. Transport for the West Midlands says:... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Court to review draft air quality plan

The High Court will consider environmental lawyer ClientEarth’s criticisms of the Government’s draft air quality plan at a hearing in week beginning 3 July. ClientEarth says the draft plan does not reflect the findings of the technical report released alongside and that the plan is a... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

West Yorks to recruit transport planners

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is to recruit between ten and 22 full-time equivalent staff to help deliver the area’s transport investment programme. Staff will be recruited across areas such as project management, programme management, civil engineering and transport planning. The staff... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

EV charging for Welsh border town

A Community Interest Company intends to install an electric vehicle (EV) charging point in Chepstow, to gauge the practicality of rolling out charging infrastructure to smaller towns. Monmouthshire County Council has agreed to set aside one of the free parking spaces in Welsh Street car park, which... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Wales consults on taxi licensing reforms

Wales consults on taxi licensing reforms

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the licensing system for taxi and private hire vehicles (PHVs). As LTT reported last... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Shake-up for capital’s lorry control scheme

The quietest lorries could be exempted from the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS), following a review led by borough association London Councils.  The LLCS has been in place since 1985 and controls the movement of goods vehicles over 18 tonnes gross weight at night (9pm-7am) and weekends (1pm... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Boroughs show enthusiasm for lamp post EV charging

Andrew Forster

A big expansion of lamp post electric vehicle charging points on London’s residential streets seems likely after more than 20 boroughs bid to a funding pot for their installation. Borough association London Councils invited expressions of interest from boroughs for a share of the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

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