Consultation deadline nears for transport planning apprenticeship

The transport planning community is being urged to respond by next Monday to a consultation on how a new transport planner (integrated degree) apprenticeship standard will be assessed.  The... continue

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Signage goes up in London to warn drivers of ULEZ charge

Signage goes up in London to warn drivers of ULEZ charge

Patrick McDonnell

More than 300 Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) warning... continue

30 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

­­Ministers mull Yorkshire’s new submission on mayor-led CA

Andrew Forster

The Government says it will not be rushed into making a decision on a new submission from council leaders in Yorkshire calling for an elected mayor-led Yorkshire Combined Authority to be in place by May 2020. The original plan was submitted to Government earlier this year by the ‘One... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Sheffield proposes Class C+ charging CAZ for city centre

Sheffield proposes Class C+ charging CAZ for city centre

Andrew Forster

Sheffield City Council has announced plans to introduce... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
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City’s NO2 modelling contrasts with Defra’s

Cardiff Council’s local air quality modelling has reached different conclusions about the city’s air quality problem from the Government’s national modelling. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Pollution Climate Mapping (PCM) model had forecast that... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Road charging ‘holds key to Cambridge traffic’

Road pricing could provide the revenue needed to improve bus services in Cambridge and the surrounding area, says the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP).  The partnership was set up to deliver the Greater Cambridge City Deal and includes Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City Council... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Explore new revenue streams to keep capital moving, TfL told

Andrew Forster

Transport for London was already facing unprecedented financial challenges before the news came this summer that the opening of the central tunnel section of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) between Paddington and Abbey Wood would be delayed from December until next autumn, and that additional cash... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Make outside lane of Glasgow motorways bus-only – operator

Make outside lane of Glasgow motorways bus-only – operator

Rhodri Clark

Bus operator Stagecoach says the outside lanes of... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL seeks savings to town centre traffic plan

Transport for London is exploring ways to cut the cost of a project to remove through traffic from Wandsworth High Street in South London, after the cost climbed to £80.1m. Wandsworth’s existing one-way system directs heavy westbound traffic flows through the High Street in four lanes.... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Electric vehicle charge points ‘at risk of becoming obsolete’

Electric vehicle charge points ‘at risk of becoming obsolete’

Rhodri Clark & Andrew Forster

Local authorities risk being wrong-footed if they invest... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Oxon asks town to fund HGV restriction

Oxfordshire County Council is asking the local community to pay for an experimental lorry ban in the town of Burford, 18 miles west of Oxford.  The county council last week approved in principle an 18-month experimental 7.5 tonne environmental weight limit covering  the town’s High... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Scottish Government yet to be persuaded by default 20 Bill

Andrew Forster

The Scottish Government has listed a range of reasons why it cannot currently support a Member’s Bill to make 20mph the default speed limit on most roads in built-up areas.  Green MSP Mark Ruskell’s Restricted Roads (20mph speed limits) (Scotland) Bill would reduce the default... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

North of Tyne CA formed

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) covering Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland has been formally established. Its creation follows the collapse of a plan to elect a mayor to lead the North East Combined Authority (NECA) because of opposition from councils south of the Tyne. NECA... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Revised standard for FORS

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has released a revised standard to answer the need for more diversity in accreditation. Changes include a motorcycle fleet membership, special guidance for passenger carrying vehicles, and more emphasis on the environment. The standard has also been... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

‘EU laws require tenders for bus EPs’

Local authorities in England will have to put bus services out to tender in Enhanced Partnership (EP) areas if restrictions imposed by a scheme prevent a new operator entering the market.  The EP powers contained in the Bus Services Act 2017 allow local authorities to specify timings and... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL seeks noise alert for electric buses

Transport for London has notified the market of an upcoming procurement for acoustic vehicle alerting systems (AVAS) to reduce the danger electric buses pose to pedestrians. The AVAS could emit a bespoke sound for London buses. Says TfL: “Any sound developed, or AVAS procured, must be... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

RATP Dev opens electric bus depot

RATP Dev, the international arm of RATP Group, has completed the upgrade of its Shepherd’s Bush depot in London, to run electric vehicles. The depot will house a fleet of 36 electric buses for Transport for  London’s routes C1 and 70, which will be all-electric. The depot employs... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT plans Ramsgate port expansion

The DfT is reportedly drawing up plans to expand Ramsgate port in Kent amid fears that the Dover-Calais route could become disrupted as a result of Brexit. Back-up plans for increased freight traffic and truck parking at the nearby port of Sheerness are also apparently being studied. The Road... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

UK opposes end to clock changes

The Government opposes the European Commission’s plan to discontinue seasonal clock changes. The Commission has proposed that changes end next year, with member states having the freedom to decide to permanently apply summer- or wintertime (LTT?28 Sep). Transport secretary Chris Grayling said... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Climate protestors block London’s roads

Climate change activists brought traffic in parts of central London to a halt this week in an effort to force the Government to take stronger action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.  Protestors from the group Extinction Rebellion blocked bridges over the Thames at the weekend and followed... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

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