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 themselves the challenges faced by people with eye conditions. The Eyeware app, launched today, was developed in collaboration with sight... continue

21 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

High Court tells Nottingham to amend bus gate signage

Nottingham City Council will have change signage on a bus lane after a High Court judge ruled the signs on the street were unclear. Around 11,000 drivers have been penalised for driving through the bus gate on Shakespeare Street. However, the council says that the judgment will not imvolve it... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Google Maps parking location reminder feature upgraded

Google Maps parking location reminder feature upgraded

Patrick McDonnell

Google has upgraded its a feature that enables people... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Bradford parking fee rise halted by opposition councillors

Patrick McDonnell

Conservative opposition councillors in Bradford have forced a halt to the Labour council’s plan to increase city centre car parking charge time. On Tuesday 7 March the ruling Labour executive decided to extend the hours that motorists have to pay to use the on-street parking in the city... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Volvo selects TomTom digital map for autonomous driving trials

Volvo selects TomTom digital map for autonomous driving trials

Mark Moran

Volvo Cars Corporation has selected TomTom’s digital... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Cost of motoring has risen 10% in last year

Cost of motoring has risen 10% in last year

Mark Moran

New research indicates that the cost of motoring has risen by more than 10% in the last year.   The study by automotive... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Wiltshire Council spends £25,000 upgrading parking machines to accept new £1 coin

Patrick McDonnell

Wiltshire Council has spent £25,000 converting parking machines in car parks across the county to accept the new 12-sided £1 coins. The lighter and larger £1 coin is being introduced across the country on 28 March in a bid to prevent counterfeiting. The change has required that... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Sheffield hopes online system will speed up parking permit process

Mark Moran

Sheffield City Council has launched a virtual permit system for parking. The system went live on 21 March. The first services to go paperless were resident permits, individual business permits and green permits. Visitor, business pool and trade and utility parking permits will be available online... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

APCOA strengthens partnership with Fusion Lifestyle

Mark Moran

Fusion Lifestyle has awarded APCOA a contract to manage two car parks at the Bridge and Bellingham Leisure Centres in South London. The leisure centres offer pools, gyms, squash courts, pitches and group classes, as well as cafés and soft play areas for children. This new contract expands... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
NCP launches B2B website

NCP launches B2B website

Mark Moran

NCP has launched a new commercial and client website, separate to the... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

BPA prepares to draw up a 5-year blueprint

The British Parking Association is developing a new future strategy document that will be called the Blueprint for Parking. The document will set out what the BPA believes needs to be done to achieve success in the parking profession. The intention is to produce a new blueprint for England, Wales,... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Parkopedia integrated into Garmin Drive product line

The entry-level Garmin Drive 51/61 satellite navigaton system now features free real-time services when wirelessly paired with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. After pairing to a smartphone, drivers can access live parking information from Parkopedia, which provides pricing and availability... continue

20 Mar 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Parkopedia appoints Antal as European account manager

Parkopedia has appointed Csaba Antal as key account manager for Europe. This new role, which will be based in Parkopedia’s Budapest office, will see Antal become manage existing European clients including BMW, Garmin and Volvo. He will also promote Parkopedia’s portfolio of... continue

20 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Autonomous cars could create ‘lazy motorists’, warns IAM RoadSmart

Autonomous cars could create ‘lazy motorists’, warns IAM RoadSmart

Mark Moran

Cars with growing levels of autonomy could make motorists lazy... continue

17 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Government’s focus on driverless cars is at expense of other automated technologies, says Lords committee

Mark Moran

The UK government is too focussed on driverless cars, when the early benefits are likely to appear in other sectors, such as marine and agriculture, the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee has warned in a report on its inquiry into connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). The... continue

17 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Drivers should become aware of data harvesting by motor manufacturers

Drivers should become aware of data harvesting by motor manufacturers

Buyers of new or nearly new cars should check who has access to the data their car generates and how that data will be used to their benefit, before they sign on the dotted line.  This is a warning made by Smartdriverclub, a connected car service, which states that... continue

17 Mar 2017Parking Review 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

Review value of electrification schemes, MPs tell ministers

Andrew Forster

The Government should review its rail electrification plans such as for the Midland Main Line and TransPennine line in the light of the Great Western electrification debacle, the House of Commons public accounts committee has told ministers.  The committee’s report on the Great Western... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

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

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

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