‘Warped and partisan’ Grayling blamed for rail ‘total chaos’

‘Warped and partisan’ Grayling blamed for rail ‘total chaos’

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Chris Grayling was under the media cosh once again in early February. One of his strongest critics was one of his predecessors, Lord Andrew Adonis. Writing in... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor
British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

The British Parking Awards 2018 attracted around 100 entries from across the country, from which a short list of finalists has been selected. The entries have been assessed by a panel... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Rise in private PCNs alarms RAC Foundation

Drivers were hit with a record number of parking tickets on private land in the third quarter of 2017-18. RAC Foundation analysis of government data shows that between October and December private parking companies received 1,576,593 vehicle keeper records from the DVLA. The information is used by... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Motorists support regulation of private parking sector, says RAC

An overwhelming majority of motorists support the Private Member’s Bill to introduce better regulation of private parking companies, claims the RAC. The motoring organisation had called on the government to introduce better regulation of the private parking sector and welcomed Sir Greg... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News
The strange world of customer complaints

The strange world of customer complaints

Phil Grant

I first started working in the parking industry as a parking attendant in 1999, on a three-month contract, enforcing... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Opinion
The world’s car parks are just a click away

The world’s car parks are just a click away

Mark Moran

ParkCloud is a UK company serving the international airport parking market. Founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Features

Source London sets out expansion plan for London EV network

The company that installs chargepoints under the Source London scheme says it has around £75m to invest in the capital. An agreement signed with Tower Hamlets at the end of 2017 means that BluepointLondon is now working with 20 local authorities in the capital.  However, the company has... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Route to driverless cars will be ‘long and rocky’

A survey of intelligent transport system professionals in the UK suggests they do not think that fully driverless cars will be on our roads by 2021, as suggested by the Chancellor Phillip Hammond in the autumn budget. Members of the Intelligent Transport Society (UK) were largely split 50/50... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Opinion
Bristol reviews 20mph limits, as research finds speed drop

Bristol reviews 20mph limits, as research finds speed drop

Andrew Forster

Bristol City Council is to conduct a review of the... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Speed camera debate re-opened

A speed camera critic is challenging academics over new research suggesting that fixed speed cameras have reduced killed and serious injuries.  A London School of Economics research paper published last October said that, between 1992 and 2016, speed cameras had cut accidents by between 17 and... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Third of Scottish car parks breach consumer laws, say trading standards officers

Trading standards officers in Scotland have found that a third of car parks were in breach of consumer protection laws. Local authority trading standards services have carried out a coordinated series of checks on car parks across Scotland in response to increasing levels of complaints from the... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Jersey reviews parking as a service

The States of Jersey has commissioned a review of the parking services it provides. The Channel Isle’s Department for Infrastructure has commissioned consultant Parking Perspectives, supported by Parking Associates, to provide assurance on the value for money, and effectiveness of the service... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Price changes have increased car park usage in Flintshire

Rhodri Clark

Parking charges introduced in 2015 by Flintshire County Council have increased utilisation levels at most of the car parks concerned. The North Wales authority introduced charges at its car parks in Buckley, Talacre, Holywell, Connah’s Quay, Shotton and Queensferry in summer and autumn 2015,... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Worthing's car parks key to town’s regeneration

Worthing & Adur Borough Council has made investment in the High Street and Buckingham Road car parks a key element of the town’s regeneration plans.  The West Sussex council’s plans include the redevelopment of key town centre sites, starting with the demolition of the derelict... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

ParkCloud renews partnership with Turin Airport

Online parking reservation provider ParkCloud has renewed its contract with Italy’s Turin-Caselle Airport . The deal, which started mid-2016, will run run for a further 12 months.  The booking service covers airport’s multi-storey car park, which is located directly in front... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Cleverciti secures funding for international growth

Smart parking solution provider Cleverciti Systems has secured $13m growth funding round. Cleverciti’s overhead sensors for on-street and outdoor parking provide real-time parking data to parking operators, local authorities and drivers. New investor EnBW New Ventures, which provides... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

PayByPhone launches at Northampton General Hospital

PayByPhone is now available at Northampton Hospital’s seven on-site car parks, enabling sit users to skip the pay & display machines and purchase parking via  their phone. “We have been listening to feedback from our patients and visitors and know it is important to make it as... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review Products & Services
10 Feb 2018Parking Review Products & Services
The pavement that bites back

The pavement that bites back

The threat from pavement parking and terror attacks involving cars could be dramatically reduced by a device... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review Opinion
Sir Greg Knight's bid to regulate parking moves forward

Sir Greg Knight's bid to regulate parking moves forward

Mark Moran

The government has given its blessing to a Private... continue

5 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Capita profits warning

Outsourcing giant Capita this week issued a profit warning and announced a review of its business, which will see non-core items disposed of over the next two years. Capita undertakes a range of activities in the transport sector, including consultancy; running council transport departments such as... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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