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New taxi and private hire vehicle accessibility legislation goes live

New taxi and private hire vehicle accessibility legislation goes live

New laws aim to ensure the 13.7 million disabled people in England, Scotland and Wales receive the assistance they need and will not be charged over the odds when using taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs). The Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022,... continue

1 Jul 2022Parking Review News
Cycling made e-asy to launch in Sheffield

Cycling made e-asy to launch in Sheffield

Funded by the Department for Transport, this unique scheme will launch in Sheffield on Thursday July 21. Community members will be given the opportunity to... continue

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1 Jul 2022Local Transport Today News
For active travel professionals, now is the time to shout – but smarter not louder

For active travel professionals, now is the time to shout – but smarter not louder

David Alderson

In England, we have the formation of Active Travel England, Gear Change and LTN... continue

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1 Jul 2022Local Transport Today News

Speculation beats stats on fuel cost and strike impacts

Behavioural responses to recent fuel price surges and the effects of the national rail strike remain confused despite suggestions that car journeys have been cut and more people may be switching to bus and cycle options.  National and local media reporting has been mainly anecdotal, with the... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News
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EV charging strategy requirement to be spelt out for councils

EV charging strategy requirement to be spelt out for councils

Peter Stonham

Confirming a requirement for an electric vehicle charging... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News
New look LTPs expected by spring 2024, but no link to funding until later

New look LTPs expected by spring 2024, but no link to funding until later

Peter Stonham

The new guidance on preparation of local transport plans is set to be... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News
Scotland unveils second National Transport Strategy Delivery Plan

Scotland unveils second National Transport Strategy Delivery Plan

Deniz Huseyin

Bus priority measures, a net zero transport system by 2045, and... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News
Rail legislation could raise the bar for open access rail entrants

Rail legislation could raise the bar for open access rail entrants

Rhodri Clark

The DfT is proposing to raise the bar for new open access rail... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News
Waters questions focus of Burns Commission on commuter travel

Waters questions focus of Burns Commission on commuter travel

Rhodri Clark

Welsh deputy transport minister Lee Waters has admitted he... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News

Welsh roads review imminent but publication deferred

Rhodri Clark

The ground-breaking Welsh roads review is almost complete but the results will not be revealed to the public until the Welsh Government has examined the findings on each of the 55 schemes under consideration. The government established an independent Roads Review Panel, chaired by consultant Dr... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News
Integrated regional transport system at heart of EEH business plan

Integrated regional transport system at heart of EEH business plan

Improved bus services, and better routes for cycling and walking must be at the top of “transport hierarchy”, England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) has stated in its new business plan. EEH said that over the next three years it will plan for an... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News

Schemes to reopen disused rail lines get £15m boost

The Government has announced £15m to support the reopening of nine disused railway lines as part of its Restoring Your Railway Fund.  The nine schemes are: the Barrow Hill line between Sheffield and Chesterfield; the Ivanhoe Line between Leicester and Burton on Trent; new stations at... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News
Cost of living crisis could delay repairs to local roads, says councils network

Cost of living crisis could delay repairs to local roads, says councils network

Deniz Huseyin

England’s largest local authorities have warned they may have to cancel... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News

Project to explore the benefits of ‘digital roads’

Peter Stonham

A new project is to explore how the “digitalisation” of local roads can lead to more efficient road asset management and maintenance, improved traveller information and communication. It will also assess how digital roads can help pave the way for connected and autonomous vehicles. The... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News
Vision Zero approved in Oxfordshire

Vision Zero approved in Oxfordshire

Deniz Huseyin

Oxfordshire County Council has adopted a ‘Vision Zero’ strategy to eliminating all deaths... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News

Negative financial case for Welsh 20mph default limit

Rhodri Clark

Conventional analysis of the economic benefits of the planned 20mph default urban speed limit in Wales shows the monetised economic dis-benefits from extended journey times being more than three times greater than the road safety, active travel and emissions benefits.  The Welsh Government... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News

TfL get powers to fine drivers who infringe on cycle lanes

Drivers that infringe on cycle lanes and cycle tracks in the capital can now be fined by Transport for London and councils in the same way that moving traffic contraventions are enforced. New powers introduced by the Government mean that TfL and London boroughs can issue fines to those that drive... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News
TfWM completes first Sprint route

TfWM completes first Sprint route

Deniz Huseyin

Work has been completed on phase one of the Sprint bus rapid transit network in the West Midlands,... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News

Plan to use agency workers during rail strikes

The Government has drawn up new legislation to allow agency workers to fill staffing gaps during strikes. Under current trade union laws employers cannot supply temporary agency workers when staff are on strike.  The DfT said: “This can have a disproportionate impact, including on... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News
Bristol Temple Meads project gets £94.7m in government funding

Bristol Temple Meads project gets £94.7m in government funding

Plans to transform Bristol’s Temple Meads Station and the surrounding land is to receive £94.7m in government funding. Work to modernise the station is already underway, including rewiring, roof refurbishment and a new eastern entrance... continue

29 Jun 2022Local Transport Today News

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