TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

Darryl Murdoch

The Second Annual TRANStech Awards has been confirmed to be taking place on Friday 30 October 2020 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. About the TRANStech Awards Across... continue

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2 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Journey apps can help the visually impaired

Aira, along with tech leaders Moovit and Azure Maps, have joined forces to make public transit in and around urban areas more inclusive for blind and low vision riders and others by bringing together the technological expertise of each company to remove barriers that people with vision loss face in... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

Large-scale new developments have a role in helping to meet housing needs, and have at times received formal Government support. The latest iteration – Garden Communities – was launched in 2014, and the programme now includes 49 projects extending across all regions of England. Consultancy Lichfields has reviewed all 49 Garden... continue

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Less affluent families tend to be less active

Less affluent families tend to be less active

Children from less affluent families are less likely to participate in physical activity than their wealthier peers, suggests new figures from Sport England. The data, from the... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Zero emission bus target for Wales a bit like Brexit – Skates

Zero emission bus target for Wales a bit like Brexit – Skates

Rhodri Clark

Welsh transport minister Ken Skates has said his... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Aberdeenshire ends free charging

Aberdeenshire Council is to start charging motorists for using its network of publicly accessible electric vehicle charging points.  About 25,000 charging events have taken place at Aberdeenshire’s charge points in the last 12 months, costing the council £36,847 for... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Cambs councils back ULEV taxis

All taxis licensed for the first time by Cambridge city and South Cambridgeshire district councils may soon have to be ultra-low or zero emission.  Cambridge City Council has introduced the requirement to its licensing policy from April 2020 and South Oxfordshire District councillors last... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Streetlight EV chargers ‘impractical’

Reading borough Council has ruled out installing electric vehicle charging points in lamp posts on most of the residential streets it has surveyed.  Reading received funding from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the ‘Go Electric Reading’ project to... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Scots EV charging joint working?

Local government in Scotland is starting to explore opportunities for collaboration on electric vehicle charge point installation, in order to dramatically expand levels of provision.   The board of Scotland’s Road Collaboration Programme has identified EV chargepoint design and... continue

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Watford is ArrivaClick’s next stop, as Kent operation ceases

Watford is ArrivaClick’s next stop, as Kent operation ceases

Andrew Forster

Watford Borough Council has appointed Arriva to deliver its... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Gloucs plans area-based DRT services

Gloucestershire County Council is developing plans for two new demand responsive transport minibus services, in the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. The services would cover geographical areas rather than fixed routes and operate on request rather than to a timetable. Hours of operation would be... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL wants bus stop real-time info system

Transport for London has alerted the market to a forthcoming procurement of a real-time information system for bus stops. “Currently, the only real-time information of this kind that is available at bus stops is displayed via the Countdown screen, found in some bus shelters,” TfL... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

CCTV to monitor TfL’s bus capacity

Transport for London wants to procure a system for measuring bus capacity using CCTV cameras. “Due to the current system of payment on buses, customers are only obliged to ‘tap-in’ using their oyster/contactless payment,” says TfLs’ prior information notice for the... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Working group sets out default 20mph limit plan for Wales

Working group sets out default 20mph limit plan for Wales

Andrew Forster

Emerging proposals for introducing a default 20mph speed... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Rethink capital’s fares to meet social goals, says think tank

Rethink capital’s fares to meet social goals, says think tank

Andrew Forster

free travel for Londoners aged 60-64 should be phased out... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

London Councils wants climate role

London Councils is looking to take on a bigger role in climate change activity. The borough body wants to appoint a lead climate change officer and plans to “assist with establishing a robust baseline of emissions as well as key performance indicator framework across London boroughs”.... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

RSSB studies rail CO2 and alternative fuels

The Rail Safety and Standard Board (RSSB) is undertaking a programme of research into rail emissions and alternatives to diesel.  One project will develop a method for reporting rail sector carbon dioxide emissions. This could inform target setting.  The project will establish a... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

One million speed offences by 2022

The Metropolitan Police envisages being able to process one million speeding offences a year from 2022, borough association London Councils said this week. Julian Bell, chair of the London Councils transport and environment committee, told members of a meeting held last month with... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

TRL launches road risk tool

The Transport Research Laboratory has developed a new risk tool to calculate the route-by-route collision risk for road journeys, which can be adjusted according to the presence of different in-car technologies. The route risk tool allows routes across the UK to be mapped for their collision r... continue

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Mobile phone trip matrices are not all born the same

Mobile phone trip matrices are not all born the same

Luis Willumsen

The use of trip matrices based on mobile phone... continue

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Scotland’s oil capital is creating the blueprint for hydrogen-powered transport

Mark Griffin

Hydrogen has become a hot topic – again, and for good reason as net zero legislation means we have to adopt low carbon transport solutions. While battery electric vehicles (EVs) are a viable technology for cars and vans, bigger vehicles require bigger batteries. This typically increases... continue

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