Dangerous cycling offence being considered by government

Dangerous cycling offence being considered by government

Patrick McDonnell

New laws to crack down on dangerous cyclists have been proposed in a new government consultation. The new offence would be equivalent to causing death by dangerous... continue

14 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
8 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Call to boost London's river buses

Call to boost London's river buses

Patrick McDonnell

The Mayor of London is being urged to make better use of the River Thames, which is currently an... continue

8 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Enfield council adopts protection panels on vehicle fleet

Enfield council adopts protection panels on vehicle fleet

Patrick McDonnell

The London Borough of Enfield has fitted purpose-built... continue

6 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Towards a new Future of Mobility – understanding key trends

Last month, the Governement launched the first stages of its Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, declaring that the UK is on the cusp of 'a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns, cities and countryside...driven by extraordinary innovation in engineering,... continue

6 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
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TfL streets chief walked away with £445,000 severance pay

Leon Daniels, Transport for London’s former managing director of surface transport, received a severance payment of almost £445,000 when he left the organisation last December. Garrett Emmerson, TfL’s former chief operating officer for surface transport, received almost... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Treasury to team up with fund manager to push EV charging

The Treasury is to work with the private sector to establish an investment fund to accelerate the delivery of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.   Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans for a £400m Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund in the Budget last November. The plan... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Electric bus fleet for Harrogate

Harrogate is to become the first place in the country to introduce a new method of electric bus charging using overhead masts installed at bus stops. Transdev subsidiary the Harrogate Bus Company will introduce a fleet of eight single deck Volvo electric buses to three routes in the town later this... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Lower carbon petrol consultation

The DfT is consulting on a proposed new grade of petrol that could cut carbon dioxide emissions. The proposal would allow fuel suppliers to increase the amount of bioethanol in petrol from the current 5 per cent limit (E5) to ten per cent (E10). The DfT says this could cut carbon dioxide emissions... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Evidence sought on brake dust

The Government has launched a call for evidence on the impact of emissions from brakes, tyres and road wear. Transport minister Jesse Norman said: “The Government has worked with the University of Plymouth to improve scientific understanding of the impact of these tiny particles and we... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Nottingham rules out a charging CAZ

Nottingham rules out a charging CAZ

Nottingham City Council will not introduce a charging Clean Air Zone after modelling suggested an alternative set of measures would achieve... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

‘Driver training could cut CO2 emissions’

Local and national governments are overlooking the potential for driver education to reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions from road vehicles, according to IAM RoadSmart’s head of technical policy. Tim Shallcross said many drivers did not understand the technology incorporated in... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

NPPF increases ability to set maximum parking standards

The Government has given local planning authorities more leeway to set maximum parking standards in new developments in the final version of the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England.  The draft version, published for consultation in March (LTT 16 Mar), said maximum... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

EEH bus association

Bus operators in the England’s Economic Heartland area have formed an association whose chair, Stagecoach’s Robin Knight, will sit on the EEH’s strategic transport forum.  The association includes Stagecoach, Arriva, Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel, Carousel Buses, City... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Isle of Wight Council wants rail extension

The Isle of Wight Council wants the Government to explore extending the island’s rail network to serve Newport, the island’s county town. Council leader Dave Stewart made the request in a letter to the DfT supporting South Western Railway operator First/MTR’s plan to modernise the... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

HE prepares for air pollution barrier trials

Highways England plans to install nine-metre-high cantilevered barriers over parts of the road network, in an effort to reduce air pollution in the surrounding areas.  Feasibility work for the first barrier alongside the M1 in South Yorkshire started last September. “We are planning a... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Blue Badge eligibility extended

The DfT is extending the Blue Badge scheme for parking in England so that more people with ‘invisible’ health problems, such as autism and mental health problems, can apply. The criteria will extend eligibility to people who: cannot undertake a journey without there being a risk of... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Ofgem proposes electricity reforms to facilitate uptake of electric vehicles

Ofgem proposes electricity reforms to facilitate uptake of electric vehicles

Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem is consulting on reforms to how consumers are charged for using electricity that would smooth the path to electrifying road transport. The consultation has been launched alongside a new report looking at the challenges electric vehicles pose for the electricity... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Herts investigates footway driving ban

Hertfordshire County Council is investigating acquiring powers to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who cross over footways to access properties. Phil Bibby, Hertfordshire’s executive member for highways and the environment, told colleagues: “Highway teams are looking at the... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

TfW seeks staff for new Wrexham office

Transport for Wales has commenced recruitment for its North Wales business unit, which will be located in Wrexham. It expects to employ ten people there by the end of this year, with a further 20 to follow next year. Roles currently on offer relate to public and stakeholder engagement, rail... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Legal challenge to Dorset reforms

A judicial review case was heard in the High Court this week into the secretary of state for local government’s decision to make regulations that will see Dorset’s nine local authorities abolished and replaced by two new unitaries, one covering Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, and... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

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