Bristol wins Defra funding to develop Clean Air Zone

Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council have been awarded government funding of nearly £500,000 to carry out a feasibility study into... continue

22 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Making the case for virtual penalties

Making the case for virtual penalties

Liz Whitaker

There has been much discussion surrounding virtual permits in the parking industry, but we should also... continue

22 Feb 2017Parking Review Opinion
YourParkingSpace reports dramatic rise in rentals

YourParkingSpace reports dramatic rise in rentals

Patrick McDonnell

Online parking marketplace YourParkingSpace, which enables property owners and businesses to hire out their parking, is reporting a 200%... continue

22 Feb 2017Parking Review News

North Somerset prepares to take over parking enforcement

Patrick McDonnell

North Somerset Council will take over control of street parking from the police in April. Council leaders are warning motorists that there will be no ‘soft introduction” of the new civil parking enforcement regime, which goes live on 3 April. A counc... continue

22 Feb 2017Parking Review News
£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

Patrick McDonnell

The government has today awarded £4m in funding to... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
London's new T-Charge will start in October

London's new T-Charge will start in October

Partick McDonnell

A £10 charge will be levied on the most polluting vehicles entering central London from this autumn, mayor Sadiq Kahn has... continue

17 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Network Rail entangled in Japanese knotweed payouts

Network Rail entangled in Japanese knotweed payouts

Rhodri Clark

Network Rail is considering its options after a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Vivarail bullish about D-train demand, despite fire setback

Vivarail bullish about D-train demand, despite fire setback

Peter Plisner

It was all going so well for Vivarail. A clever idea that... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfields, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 6 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

15 Feb 2017Parking Review Features
14 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Parking company Indigo on the market

International parking operator Indigo has been put on the market, it has been reported. According to Nasdaq, French private equity fund Ardian and French bank Predica have given the mandate to two investment banks to seek a buyer for Indigo, which was previously known as VINCI Park. The deal could... continue

10 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Grayling backs local rail over electric trains

Transport secretary Chris Grayling says he is more interested in seeing the Bristol area’s local rail network expand than electrifying the railway to the city via Bath. Electrification of the railway to Bristol via Bath was deferred by the Government last November because of spiralling costs.... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT rules out Mersey toll waiver

The Government has ruled out allowing residents of Warrington and Cheshire West & Chester councils to use the new Mersey Gateway bridge and the Silver Jubilee Crossing for free because of concerns about costs and possible legal challenges. The tolled Mersey Gateway Crossing will open this... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Westminster to pilot parking surcharge for diesel cars

Westminster to pilot parking surcharge for diesel cars

Rik Thomas

Diesel car drivers will have to pay more to park in... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Researchers question value of ‘smarter choice’ interventions

Researchers question value of ‘smarter choice’ interventions

Andrew Forster

Low cost measures to reduce car use, such as personalised... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Chargemaster to buy Elektromotive

Electric vehicle charging firm Chargemaster has received Competition and Markets Authority clearance to buy rival Elektromotive and its subsidiary Charge Your Car Ltd, which provides back office electric vehicle charging services to a number of local authorities. Chargemaster runs POLAR, the... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Barclays wins TfL's ticketing contract

Transport for London has signed a contract with Barclays Bank for the processing of credit and debit card transactions across the business. The contract will run for seven years with the potential for extensions of three more years. Barclays holds the current contract. The new one is expected to be... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Car clubs compete in Inverness

Europcar has chosen Scotland for the launch of its new car club business, Europcar Hourly Hire. Vehicles will be available for hire in Inverness and at six airports: Inverness, Stornoway, Sunburgh, Kirkwall, Wick and Dundee. Europcar’s sister company E-Car Club already operates in Stirling,... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing
Parking surcharge for diesels is a flawed idea, says RAC

Parking surcharge for diesels is a flawed idea, says RAC

A 50% surcharge for parking diesel vehicles in central London is unlikely to lead to a significant improvement in air quality, says the RAC. The motoring organisation was reacting to the announcement by Westminster... continue

1 Feb 2017Parking Review Opinion
APCOA wins 10-year Bromley and Bexley shared services contract

APCOA wins 10-year Bromley and Bexley shared services contract

The London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley have jointly awarded APCOA a new 10-year parking contract. The new arrangements, which will start in April 2017, will help to further harmonise the procedures and processes of both authorities and produce... continue

1 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Strong travel growth means planned emissions cuts will not halt destructive climate change  - study

Strong travel growth means planned emissions cuts will not halt destructive climate change - study

Lee Baker

The international community's ambition to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from the transport sector... continue

1 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

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