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Chelmsford hosts transport futures events

An ‘Ideas Festival’ is taking place in Chelmsford on 24 October to discuss the future of transport. Experts from Essex County Council, Jacobs, Wedderburn Transport Planning, Anglia Ruskin University and campaigners RailFuture will give presentations and talk to residents, young people... continue

17 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Swansea traders call for pedestrianisation of busy street

Traders are pressing for pedestrianisation of one of Swansea’s busiest streets, arguing that their customers want a more leisurely experience and a change to the area’s ambience. Some towns and cities have started to reintroduce vehicular traffic to pedestrianised streets in response to... continue

17 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Heathrow expansion leads press coverage of party conferences

Heathrow expansion leads press coverage of party conferences

Ric Thomas

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s speech to the... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
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Five must-attend reasons to be at Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 and 20 October

Five must-attend reasons to be at Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 and 20 October

Smarter Travel LIVE! 2017 offers an expertly-crafted overview of need-to know people, initiatives, products and services – all in one place Resources are squeezed, time is precious and expectations upon local authorities and transport professionals increase.  The travelling public... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Nissan and Ovo sign vehicle-to-grid deal

Vehicle manufacturer Nissan and energy technology company Ovo have announced plans to launch a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) energy transmission scheme for private customers buying a new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle from January 2018 – which will allow customers to sell energy back to the grid at... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Hugh Wenban-Smith – an appreciation

Hugh Wenban-Smith – an appreciation

Hugh Wenban-Smith, who died recently (LTT 29 Sep) made significant contributions to transport thinking, policy and practice, as an... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

BT gets maximum fine for risk to pedestrians

British Telecom (BT) has been fined the maximum fine of £25,000 after Transport for London (TfL) prosecuted the telecommunications giant for serious lapses in safety, which put the public at “significant risk” in Lambeth. This is the second time in 12 months that TfL has taken the... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Train conductors in Wales offered job security guarantee

The Welsh Government has committed to retaining a conductor on all trains during the 15-year term of the next Wales and Borders franchise.  The minority Labour administration has also assured staff that there will be no compulsory redundancies, and that pension rights will be unaffected if... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Biofuels becoming more popular

Good progress is being made in implementing clean transport innovations in Europe, including a significant increase in the deployment of biofuels for road transport, says a new report from the European Commission funded Transport Research Innovation Portal (TRIP). The report - Research Theme... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
oBike dockless bike sharing scheme launches in Oxford

oBike dockless bike sharing scheme launches in Oxford

Dockless bike sharing start-up oBike has launched in Oxford, providing cyclists and cyclists-to-be with a cost effective, convenient and sustainable way of travelling around the city.   Following... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Deeper investment in regional rail pays off, report suggests

Deeper investment in regional rail pays off, report suggests

Investigating a diverse mix of regional rail services would not only represent high value for money but would also act as an “effective conduit” for regeneration, economic growth and improving the envirorment, says a new study... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Metrolink patronage up 11%

Record  numbers are using the Metrolink light rail rail system, according to new figures from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). More than 40 million journeys a year are now being made on the system – an increase of over four million in the year to September. This represents an 11%... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

New agreement for West Mids allliance

The West Midlands Bus Alliance has been renewed until 2020. The alliance was formed in late 2015 to develop a statutory quality partnerships across the conurbation. The new agreement aims to: Improve bus emission standards; make bus journeys better value; tackle congestion and speed up bus... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Funding for West Yorks schemes

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has agreed to fund two schemes designed to reduce carbon emissions in the conurbation. A £30m scheme will aim to improve Ainley Top roundabout and junctions along the route to speed up bus journeys. The project will result in new walking and cycling... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

MPs to probe government air quality proposals

Four select committees are jointly scrutinising government proposals to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution on public health and the environment. The Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Transport Committees have re-launched a joint inquiry into improving... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Glasgow bus operators react angrily to council’s LEZ plans

Glasgow bus operators react angrily to council’s LEZ plans

Rhodri Clark

Glasgow City Council has sparked anger among bus... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

‘LSTF projects offer good value for money’, DfT evaluation reveals

Projects delivered under the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) have achieved their chief objectives of supporting the local economy and reducing carbon emissions, according to a new DfT report. The £540m fund was launched by the DfT in 2011 with the aim of improving cycling... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Support those with hidden disabilities’

More must be done to help those with “hidden disabilities” to use public transport or the pedestrian environment, a new guidance note from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport  (CILT) states.  The guidance, by CILT’s Accessibility & Inclusion Forum, is... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Gender inequality at Network Rail ‘shocking’

Patrick McDonnell

Network Rail must address its gender imbalance, with women accounting for just 16% of its workforce of 40,000. This “shocking” statistic was revealed by Mark Carne, chief executive of Network Rail, at the Everyone Summit held at the Royal Academy of Engineering last week. “In the... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

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