Road safety targets and a Vision Zero approach must be adopted across England, says RoSPA

Road safety targets and a Vision Zero approach must be adopted across England, says RoSPA

The Government should take a lead from Scotland and Wales and adopt road safety targets across England to push down the number of deaths and casualties, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). In 2017, 1,544 people were killed on... continue

25 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Eco Innovators: government calls on next generation to design the future of transport

Eco Innovators: government calls on next generation to design the future of transport

The government has launched a competition for 7 to 19 year olds to design the electric vehicle chargepoints of the future, inspiring the next generation of engineers — a key aim of the modern Industrial Strategy. The ‘Eco Innovators’ competition aims to inspire young people to use their creative and engineering skills.... continue

25 May 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

25 May 2019Local Transport Today News
24 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Government directs Coventry to install class D charging CAZ

Government directs Coventry to install class D charging CAZ

Andrew Forster

The Government’s decision to instruct Coventry City... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News
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Twin boundary LEZ proposed for Edinburgh

Twin boundary LEZ proposed for Edinburgh

Plans for a twin boundary low emission zone (LEZ) in Edinburgh have been published for consultation. The Scottish Government has ordered Scotland’s four... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Councils among the winners of competition to spend HS2 cash

Andrew Forster

projects submitted by local authorities were among the winning entries in a competition to identify transport schemes that should be funded if HS2 were scrapped. The ‘Great British Transport Competition’ was organised by pressure group the Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA) in conjunction... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

NIC sets ministers tests

The National Infrastructure Commission has set four tests for the Government’s forthcoming national infrastructure strategy.  The strategy will form the Government’s response to the Commission’s national infrastructure assessment published last summer (LTT 20 Jul 18). It is... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Write a national bus strategy, transport committee tells DfT

Andrew Forster

The government should set a national strategy for buses and give local transport authorities in England long-term transport funding settlements, the House of Commons transport committee said this week. The recommendations feature in a new report into bus services outside London. The committee calls... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Brokenshire rejects plan for SE London rail freight terminal

Brokenshire rejects plan for SE London rail freight terminal

Alan Wenban-Smith Birmingham B13

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24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

‘Out of hours’ transport pilot for workplace travel in Valleys

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government is funding a trial of flexible “out of hours” community transport after employers complained that current public transport provision impairs recruitment. The pilot appears to share the aim of the demand-responsive Deeside Shuttle, which lost its Welsh Government... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

N Wales low carbon transport testbed

Councils in North Wales are planning a £71m transport decarbonisation project as part of their growth deal. “Three pilot projects for zero carbon emission transport networks will be delivered at Deeside, Holyhead Port and Snowdonia National Park,” says the new growth deal... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Old-style uncertainty

It has been a common refrain in recent years that emerging technologies will disrupt transport in ways we cannot predict, but now UK practitioners have an excuse to put that to one side and contemplate the more traditional form of uncertainty that emanates from domestic politics. With Theresa... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Diesel freight train ‘ban’ shows policy-makers’ ineptitude

John Helm Chatham ME4

It would be a bizarre outcome indeed should Government zeal to ‘bash the diesel’ and banish it from the rail network by 2040 result in the eventual extinction of rail freight. And done in the name of the environment too! I am astonished that the National Infrastructure Commission should... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Urban living: the overlooked tool for decarbonising travel

Alan Wenban-Smith Birmingham B13

Thanks for your excellent review of the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) latest report (‘Public buy-in vital to CCC’s vision of a zero carbon Britain’ LTT 10 May). I have been a long-time supporter of measures to counteract climate change, but like the Global Warming... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Arctic ice illustrates the urgency of transport decarbonisation

Chas Ball Huddersfield HD4

Your letters pages continue to devote significant space to readers questioning the existence of a climate emergency (LTT 10 May). They even suggest that those who oppose their theories are seeking to reduce free speech. There is very real difference between a curtailment of free speech and a... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Read widely to allay climate change fear

Paul Biggs Environment spokesman Alliance of British Drivers Tamworth, Staffs B77

It’s hard to reason with LTT correspondents who have religious beliefs about the likes of 20mph limits and the imaginary climate emergency.  Francis King and I continue to disagree on blanket 20mph limits (Letters LTT 10 May). Bicycles don’t really have ‘design speeds’... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Government approves Class C CAZs for Bath and Sheffield

Andrew Forster

The Government has approved plans for class C charging clean air zones (CAZ) in Bath and Sheffield. Proposals to improve air quality in Southampton, Rotherham, and parts of Hampshire and Surrey have also been approved. All the proposals have been drawn up to ensure the areas comply with the EU... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Newcastle’s pollution charge causes angst

Newcastle’s pollution charge causes angst

Councils in Tyne and Wear have been inundated with responses to their consultation on introducing road charges to help meet EU legal limits for nitrogen dioxide.... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Greater Manchester consults on CAZ plan

Councils in Greater Manchester have launched a seven-week consultation on their plan to introduce a conurbation-wide charging clean air zone (CAZ) to help meet EU limit values for nitrogen dioxide.  The CAZ, to be implemented in 2021, would initially be a Class B scheme, setting minimum... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Car makers doubt realism of ministers’ ULEV sales target

Car makers doubt realism of ministers’ ULEV sales target

Andrew Forster

Britain’s car industry has questioned the realism... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

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