Run EV charging cables over footways, Hants tells residents

Run EV charging cables over footways, Hants tells residents

Andrew Forster

Hampshire county Council is advising electric car owners with on-street parking to  run an electric cable from their house across the footway to charge their... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Williams promises revolution in rail structure

Major reforms to how Britain’s railways are governed will be recommended by the Williams Review this autumn. In a speech last week, Keith Williams said: “I have been frank with the DfT about the scale of change required – including a different role for the DfT – to create a... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
Grayling throws a spanner in STB plans for statutory status

Grayling throws a spanner in STB plans for statutory status

England’s non-statutory sub-national transport bodies (STBs) are preparing a joint response to the DfT after transport secretary Chris Grayling told them he does not want to create more statutory STBs at this time. Transport for... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Concerns voiced about TfSE’s powers

Some of Transport for the South East’s constituent authorities have expressed concern about the powers that it?is seeking, should it become a statutory sub-national transport body. TfSE is consulting stakeholders  on acquiring a wide range of powers when it becomes a statutory body,... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
Average speed cameras set to help deliver air quality goals

Average speed cameras set to help deliver air quality goals

Rhodri Clark & Andrew Forster

Average speed cameras are to be installed in England and... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
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DfT road safety action plan

The Government has announced a two-year review of roads policing and traffic enforcement, as part of a wider road safety action plan. The review will be jointly funded by the DfT and Highways England, and conducted with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs’ Council. A call for... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Highways safety and standards body urged

The Government should set up a Highways Safety and Standards Board to provide road safety guidance to local authorities, sub-national transport bodies and Highways England, the Road Safety Foundation says in a report this week.  The Foundation says a survey of 30 local authorities found that... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
Gtr Manchester leaders attack Defra’s air quality direction

Gtr Manchester leaders attack Defra’s air quality direction

Greater Manchester’s political leaders reacted angrily this week to the Government’s direction that they must implement a Class C charging clean air zone across the whole conurbation in 2021, without saying how much grant... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

NE residents tell councils where to stick tolls

Residents of Tyneside have given a resounding thumbs down to road charging plans designed to ensure the area complies with EU?limit values for nitrogen dioxide.  More than 20,000 people responded to the consultation on the options of city centre bridge tolls, a charging clean air zone, and a... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Essex explores mini-CAZ

Essex County Council and Basildon District Council are exploring how to bring NO2 concentrations down below legal limit values. The Government originally ordered the two councils to develop a clean air action plan for a section of the A127. Essex this week published a speed limit order?to reduce... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Cambs CA?wants franchise influence

James Palmer, the mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, wants the Government to grant the body sign-off rights for future rail franchises covering the area. Palmer voiced frustration at the lack of progress being made in his attempt to persuade CrossCountry to improve... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT invites bids to station access fund

The DfT has invited the rail industry to bid for a share of £20m for small-scale improvements to make rail stations across Britain more accessible to disabled people. The funding will pay for measures such as tactile paving, handrails and ‘Harrington Humps’ that increase platform... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
Funding for Borders Rail to Carlisle study

Funding for Borders Rail to Carlisle study

The UK and Scottish Governments are to jointly fund investigations into extending the Borders Railway from Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders to Carlisle. Each... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Doncaster maps out east end of ‘Pan Northern Route’ road

Andrew Forster

Doncaster council has published details of its preference for the eastern end of a new Trans-Pennine road connecting Greater Manchester with the Humber Ports via a tunnel under the Peak District. Highways England and Transport for the North are exploring the idea of a new trans-Pennine road... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Airport rail station work progresses

Work is continuing on a plan for an intercity rail station serving Doncaster Sheffield Airport and offering park-and-ride for rail passengers. Doncaster Council is working on the idea with Doncaster Sheffield Airport, the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, Network Rail and Transport for the... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT rejects moving traffic offence plea

The DfT has once again ruled out local authority requests for moving traffic offences outside London to be decriminalised. Local authorities in Greater Manchester requested the power as part of their clean air plan proposals. But environment minister Thérèse Coffey told them this... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Welsh Government wants zero emission bus fleet by 2028

Rhodri Clark

All buses and taxis in Wales will be zero-emission by 2028, the Welsh Government has announced. It hopes that new funding sources will cut the costs of acquiring electric buses. Wales currently has no electric, hydrogen or gas buses in routine service. The Welsh Government has not funded any... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Fresh rapid transit study for Cardiff route

A second study of a public transport route from Llantrisant to Cardiff has been commissioned, four years after the first one that remains unpublished. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council (RCT) has appointed Mott MacDonald to the £135,000 study on behalf of itself, Cardiff Council and the Welsh... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Enhancements pipeline worries NR

Network Rail has expressed concern about the lack of transparency for rail enhancement projects in control period 6 (2019/20-2023/24), and the impact this is having on the industry supply chain. Recently released minutes of NR’s May board meeting state: “The board asked to see the... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Herts Uni explores shire transport needs

The University for Hertfordshire has launched a ‘Sustainable transport for counties’ initiative to develop policies and identify new areas of research to help tackle transport problems in counties with patchworks of smaller towns and villages, such as Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
Cut to housing numbers ‘may jeopardise transport cash’

Cut to housing numbers ‘may jeopardise transport cash’

Andrew Forster

Councillors in South Oxfordshire want to explore if... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

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