Safety systems to be tested on London buses

patrick McDonnell

New safety technology including automatic braking and audible warning systems are to be tested on buses in London in a trial run by the Transport Research Laboratory.  Engineers and technical specialists will work with Transport for London (TfL), bus manufacturers and operators to trial a range of safety measures. The results of the trials will feed into a new Bus Safety Standard that will be incorporated into bus operator contracts from the end of 2018. TfL has also published a report on Intelligent Speed Assistance after a trial in 2016. Bus operators will be required to fit the technology, which limits the speed at which buses are able to travel, from the end of this year. This forms part of Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s ‘Vision Zero’ approach to road danger, set... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
LGA calls for more funding and powers to tackle traffic congestion

LGA calls for more funding and powers to tackle traffic congestion

Patrick McDonnell

The average British motorist wastes £968 and spends nearly... continue

23 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Welsh police forces ask for dashcam footage of dangerous driving

Welsh police forces ask for dashcam footage of dangerous driving

Patrick McDonnell

Police forces across Wales will now accept... continue

23 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Islington fined £70k for parking appeals data breach

Islington fined £70k for parking appeals data breach

Mark Moran

Islington Council has been fined £70,000 by... continue

18 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Relaunch for Leicester P&R

Most fares on park-and-ride bus services in Leicester will increase this autumn as the city and county council strive to eliminate the subsidy for the services. Users of period passes will see prices cut. The price of an adult day ticket will rise from £3 to £3.50 and a concessionary... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Cambridgeshire operator wants franchising

A bus operator in Cambridgeshire has called on the area’s elected mayor to implement bus franchising.   Whippet Coaches issued the call ahead of its withdrawal from 16 routes on 3 September. Whippet said the routes, a mixture of commercial and contracted, had been operating at a loss for... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Average speed cameras for A90

An average speed camera system along a 51.5-mile section of the A90 trunk road between Dundee and Stonehaven will go live in October, Transport Scotland has announced. The system  contains 30 sites (15 cameras in either direction) with camera locations 5-7km apart. The system is costing... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Parkmobile expands UK offices

Parkmobile expands UK offices

Mark Moran

Parkmobile Group has expanded its UK offices to support international growth of its... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Bosch launches secure lorry parking service

Bosch launches secure lorry parking service

Mark Moran

German automotive components manufacturer Bosch has launched a system that helps hauliers locate, book and pay for secure truck... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Leicester cuts cost of park & ride for commuters, but other fares rise

Mark Moran

The cost of using Leicester’s park & ride services will be reduced for commuters who buy season tickets, but other fares will be increased. People buying a 52-week ticket from September will see the cost of their ticket dropping from £420 to £320. Those opting for a... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News

UK government wants to avoid hard border in Ireland

Mark Moran

The British government has said it wants to avoid creating a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in March 2019. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that will share a land border with an EU member state post-Brexit.... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News
81% of people think autonomous vehicles are a good idea, says study

81% of people think autonomous vehicles are a good idea, says study

Mark Moran

Over 80% of the people surveyed (81%) are open to the idea of... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News
UK airport parking business acquires Australian company

UK airport parking business acquires Australian company

Mark Moran

Leeds-based airport parking price comparison service... continue

15 Aug 2017Parking Review News
ParkCloud now taking reservations for Q-Park's Irish sites

ParkCloud now taking reservations for Q-Park's Irish sites

Mark Moran

Online parking reservation provider ParkCloud has... continue

15 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Horizon Parking teams up with Parkonomy

Mark Moran

Horizon Parking has signed a deal with online payment platform Parkonomy.com to promote their parking opportunities in various destinations across the UK. Horizon Parking manages over 1,325 car parks for public and private sector clients in the leisure, residential, education, transport,... continue

15 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Kingston upon Thames retains NSL as parking contractor

Mark Moran

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has retained NSL as its parking services provider. NSL has worked for the south-west London borough for over a decade. The new five-year contract has options to extend up to 10 years. It will see the contractor’s 50-strong team undertake civil parking... continue

15 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Football fans pay average of £12 to park at Premier League stadiums, claims INRIX

Mark Moran

English football fans heading to Premier League matches are paying average of £12 a game to park at stadiums, according to a report by vehicle data specialist INRIX. On average across the Premier League, official stadium parking costs £12 a game or approximately half (47%) the cost per... continue

15 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Regulated rail fares will rise by 3.6% in January 2018

Mark Moran

Regulated rail fares will increase by 3.6% increase from January 2018, the highest rise for five years.  Train operators can raise fares by as much as the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for July. The RPI for July was at its highest level since 2011, when it was 5%. In contrast, the more... continue

15 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
14 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Intel buys Mobileye as part of automated vehicle strategy

Mark Moran

US computer chip manufacturer Intel has signalled its interest in the autonomous driving market by purchasing Israeli technology company Mobileye. Intel is reported to have paid $15.3bn for Mobileye, which manufactures cameras, sensors and software. Mobileye supplies technology to most major... continue

10 Aug 2017Parking Review News
GATEway will open driverless pods up to public this autumn

GATEway will open driverless pods up to public this autumn

Mark Moran

The next phase of the GATEway project in Greenwich will... continue

9 Aug 2017Parking Review News

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