17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
London Taxi Company builds electric cabs at new Coventry plant

London Taxi Company builds electric cabs at new Coventry plant

Mark Moran

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has opened the UK’s first... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

An extra £20m for bus priority in London as passenger numbers fall again

Lee Baker

Transport for London is allocating an extra £20m for bus priority measures to "accelerate" the programme after bus passenger numbers continued to fall. TfL's 2017/18 budget assumes that demand will reduce by 2.3% rather than grow by 1.4% as previously expected, following reductions of... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
App offers insight into problems faced by visually impaired travellers

App offers insight into problems faced by visually impaired travellers

Deniz Huseyin

A new smartphone app will enable station designers to experience for... continue

21 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Four select committees unite to investigate air quality

Mark Moran

MPs from four select committees have combined forces to launch what they call an “unprecedented” joint inquiry... continue

20 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
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20 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Trans-Pennine road package ‘unaffordable’

Highways England is consulting on improving the trunk road connections between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire across the Peak District National Park but says the cost of the proposals is currently unaffordable. The A628/A616/A61 Woodhead Pass is the trunk road across the Peak District... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Border Country seeks funding

Local authorities on either side of the Scottish border want to strike a deal with the UK and Scottish governments for additional funding to deliver transport infrastructure and other projects.  The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Initiative brings together five local authorities: Cumbria County... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Rail ‘misses out on property value uplift’

Rail derives little or no value from property development schemes as the industry is barred from owning non-operational land for non-rail purposes, says former TfL deputy chairman Daniel Moylan. “There is insufficient revenue from new rail infrastructure to pay its way, and there are limited... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

NR explains developer contributions policy

Network Rail has explained its plans to secure funding for station improvements from property developers.  NR has requested contributions from the developer of a new building immediately outside Cardiff Central station (LTT 03 Mar). The funding would have paid for enhancements to the station... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

AECOM to support CORMAC Solutions

Cornwall Council’s wholly-owned civil engineering company, CORMAC Solutions Ltd, has awarded AECOM a ‘top-up’ framework contract, providing additional capacity for civil engineering and environmental design works. The framework covers work delivered by bodies including CORMAC... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Tendering opens for A9 dualling contract

Transport Scotland is inviting tenders for a design, build and maintain contract to dual a six-mile section of the A9 from Luncarty to Pass of Birnam, between Perth and Inverness. The maintenance element of the contract runs for five years. The estimated contract value is £70m.... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

First to sell Borders bus operations

FirstGroup is to sell its operations in the Scottish Borders and Midlothian, saying that the success of the re-opened Borders Railway has made the operations “unsustainable”. Bus operator West Coast Motors is in talks with FirstGroup to take over the operations. First Scotland East... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Transit system for Luton Airport

Tendering has opened for  the contracts to supply an automated transit system to connect Luton Airport and the nearby Luton Airport Parkway railway station. The airport and station are currently connected by a shuttle bus but the airport plans to build a “guided mass passenger transit... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Shortlist for Silvertown Tunnel

Transport for London has shortlisted three consortia for the design, build, finance, operate and maintain contract for the Silvertown tunnel in east London.  The shortlisted bidders are:  Cintra Global Ltd Hochtief PPP Solutions GmbH Skanska Strabag The contract will run for 30 years... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Transport Scotland procures public transport ePurse

Andrew Forster

Transport Scotland has launched the procurement process for a national public transport ePurse and new back office system to support smart ticketing. An information day for prospective bidders is being held next week. Two contracts will be procured: one for delivering a national ePurse and the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Revolving infrastructure fund for unitary Oxfordshire

A revolving infrastructure fund could be set up in Oxfordshire if the county moves to a unitary structure of governance, says Oxfordshire County Council. The fund would be used to deliver transport and other infrastructure needed to facilitate housing and economic development. The fund could draw... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Mirror rails against great bus industry ‘rip off’

On 6 March The Daily Mirror was strongly critical of the private companies that run most of the UK’s bus services, describing the current state of affairs as “The great British bus ‘rip off’ with shareholders raking in millions while services are... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Chancellor criticised for lack of transport knowledge

Well-known transport commentator Christian Wolmar savaged Chancellor Philip Hammond in a comment piece on the Labour List website on 10 March, the latter’s status as a former transport secretary notwithstanding. “Philip Hammond’s knowledge of transport was well summed up at my... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Air quality receives major coverage as criticism of diesel cars grows

Rik Thomas

In early March the topic of air pollution generated by road transport returned once again to the top of the media’s agenda, in advance of the Budget. “Few things are as precious as our children’s health,” Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, said in... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Private sector invited to solve rail South East’s capacity crunch

The DfT is inviting the rail industry to come forward with ideas for bringing more private capital into improving rail infrastructure within the South Eastern rail franchise area focused on Kent.  A consultation on the next South Eastern rail franchise, which begins in December 2018, states:... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

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