Falling bus use spurs concern over taxi apps and motorbike ban anxiety in Vietnam

Falling bus use spurs concern over taxi apps and motorbike ban anxiety in Vietnam

Lee Baker

Falling bus ridership in Hanoi has prompted concerns by public transport officials over ride-hailing apps and accusations that a city motorbike ban is unrealistic. The director of Hanoi's Public Transport Management and Operation Centre... continue

18 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News
Capital is seeing a revolution at street level

Capital is seeing a revolution at street level

The character of London is changing, with gyratories, large roundabouts and one-way systems giving way to people-friendly public spaces, says Esther Kurland Although we might not... continue

23 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News
Spotlight on transport costs as survey says travel can take sixth of income in Australia

Spotlight on transport costs as survey says travel can take sixth of income in Australia

Lee Baker

The proportion of household budgets taken by transport costs has been thrown under the... continue

21 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Traffic commissioners on the merry-go-round

Rhodri Clark

A dedicated traffic commissioner for Wales has been appointed following criticism over many years of Welsh bus and lorry operators being overseen from Birmingham. The appointment of Nick Jones as the first Welsh commissioner appears to have prompted a merry-go-round in the traffic commissioner... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Henkel is TfN’s smart travel chief

John Henkel has been appointed executive sponsor for integrated and smart travel at Transport for the North. He was director of passenger services at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today People
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Sheffield City Region expansion challenged

Derbyshire County Council has launched a legal challenge against Sheffield City Region Combined Authority’s consultation on Chesterfield Borough Council becoming a full member of the CA. Chesterfield lies within Derbyshire but the borough council  wants to become a member of the... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Scots increase capital spending

 Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a £100m increase in capital spending this financial year to accelerate delivery of “health and other infrastructure projects”. Most of the funding has yet to be allocated. She has also called on the UK Government to... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News
Councils may rethink developer transport fund

Councils may rethink developer transport fund

Local authorities in North East Scotland may revise their mechanism for capturing developer contributions for major transport infrastructure if they fail to overturn a ruling that... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Ealing seeks transport expertise

The London Borough of Ealing is advertising a framework contract for the provision of highways and transport services. The framework is split into four lots (bridge inspections, condition surveys, transport and engineering services, and flood management). It will commence on 9 December and run to 5... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Cameras cut yellow box offences

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued for obstruction of yellow box junctions in Cardiff have plummeted by 93% in three months, following the introduction of camera enforcement, according to the council. But camera enforcement of bus lanes does not appear to be having a comparable effect on... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Legality of ANPR parking probed

Aberdeen City Council has sought legal advice from the Scottish Government over plans to enforce restrictions at a car park using automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) cameras.  The cameras have been proposed to monitor entry and exits at the new ‘park and choose’ 999-space car... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Low emission bus zones for capital

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced the first two Low Emission Bus Zones, focused on areas of the capital with the worst air quality. The first will be introduced on Putney High Street next February. Only hybrid or Euro VI buses will be deployed on routes using the street. The second zone,... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

New bus station for Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester is seeking a contracting partner for a design and built contract to deliver a new bus station in Wigan town centre. The value of the contract is circa £9m. The closing date for bids is 5 September. The contract will commence next June and run to 21 December... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Amended Bus Bill published

The latest version of the Bus Services Bill, including amendments made during the House of Lords committee stage, has been published at http://tinyurl.com/j778z97 The Bill includes powers for bus franchising and enhanced partnerships. Many of the powers will be delivered via secondary legislation.... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Mobility as a Service: don’t fragment the marketplace

Beate Kubitz, Kate Gifford, Alistair Kirkbride, Carplus Bikeplus, Leeds LS10

‘Mobility as a Service’, or MaaS, is the most important disruptor of transport today. It’s easy to dismiss this as hype, but, in its recent report for the DfT, the Transport Systems Catapult outlines “a future in which people buy bundles of mobility services from Mobility as... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today Comment

Cuts to bus grants contribute to Welsh operator’s demise

Rhodri Clark

Another Welsh bus operator has ceased trading, blaming a mixture of “financial problems” including the Welsh Government’s reductions in funding for bus services since 2013. The closure of Lewis Coaches, based at Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, follows that of Ruabon-based GHA Coaches... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Colas joins ADEPT’s corporate scheme

Colas has become one of the first companies to join the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) under its recently introduced Corporate ADEPT members scheme. Simon Neilson, first vice president of ADEPT said: “Welcoming Colas as a new corporate member... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Views sought on Kent lorry park

Highways England is consulting on plans to build a lorry park with capacity for 3,600 vehicles beside the M20 in Kent.  The proposed Stanford West facility would be built north and south of the M20, just west of junction 11 and close to the existing Stop24 service area. A bridge would be built... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

TRL wins DfT road accident contract

The DfT has appointed TRL as sole contractor for phase two of its road accident in-depth studies programme (RAIDS). This sees specialist teams attend the scene of road collisions and gather data on their causes and consequences. Phase one of RAIDS began in 2012 and saw 1,255 collisions... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Basemap partners with Trafficmaster

Digital mapping and transport data solutions provider Basemap has formed a partnership with Trafficmaster, a division of fleet management company Teletrac Navman. The partnership will see Basemap’s travel time analysis software TRACC make use of Trafficmaster’s GPS-sourced road speed... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Charge Your Car wins Scots contract

Transport Scotland has awarded Charge Your Car Ltd a contract to operate the Charge Place Scotland network of over 550 publically available electric vehicle charging points. Four bidders were shortlisted for the contract, which is worth an estimated £750,000 over three years. ... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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