New fund launched to boost active travel in Waltham Forest

New fund launched to boost active travel in Waltham Forest

Deniz Huseyin

Waltham Forest council has launched a £20,000 fund to help local community projects encourage more active travel.   Organisations can bid for up to £2,500... continue

4 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

TfN to review its plan against climate targets

Environmental campaigners are hoping Transport for the North will jettison some of its road plans next year, in a review to ensure its new strategic transport plan (STP) is consistent with Government climate change targets. The STP, approved by TfN’s board last month, includes extensive plans... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Pension fund ‘can’t fund transport plan’

Council pension funds cannot invest in their councils’ transport infrastructure, councillors in Aberdeen have been told. The city council is exploring forming a partnership with the North East Scotland Pension Fund (NESPF) to support local infrastructure investment. But Jonathan Belford,... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Perth progresses Cross Tay Link Road

Perth and Kinross Council is inviting contractors to attend a market engagement day to discuss the procurement approach for the Cross Tay Link Road. The road would connect the A9 north of Perth to the A93 and A94 north of Scone. Works will include realigning a section of the A9, building a bridge... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Notts introduces traffic survey permits

Companies conducting traffic surveys on local authority roads in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will have to obtain a permit in future.  The two councils are the latest to join a traffic survey permits scheme administered by Leicestershire County Council.   Leicestershire introduced the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
More light rail will boost cities and UK plc, suggests Norman

More light rail will boost cities and UK plc, suggests Norman

Andrew Forster

The DFT has issued a call for evidence on opportunities to... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Liverpool/Wirral miss out on pod study cash

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has rejected proposals for studies into new people mover technologies, such as pods, in Liverpool city centre and the Wirral.  The CA invited constituent authorities to bid for a share of £500,000 of DfT Transforming Cities Fund grant for studies... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Bike lane appeal lost

The Court of Appeal has rejected Transport for London’s  bid to overturn a High Court judgment that has blocked construction of a Cycle Superhighway.  Last September the High Court blocked Transport for London’s plan to start construction of Cycle Superhighway 11, between... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL to recruit ten healthy street officers

Transport for London says “at least ten” healthy streets officers are to be recruited from a third party to work with boroughs (LTT 18 Jan). Alex Williams, TfL’s director of city planning, told the customer services and operational performance panel the officers would be in place... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Foot crossing impasse goes to public inquiry

Foot crossing impasse goes to public inquiry

A public inquiry will be held in May into Network Rail’s closure of a foot crossing in Deganwy in North Wales, and Conwy County Borough Council’s formal Order for... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Homes to strengthen Norwich-Cambs ties

More housing will be proposed for  the A11 corridor connecting Norwich and Cambridge in the draft Greater Norwich Local Plan to 2036. The Greater Norwich Development Partnership of councils will propose concentrating new housing in a north-east to south-west axis from the Broadland Growth... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Brighton wants more transport spend

The Greater Brighton Economic Board is to press for more transport infrastructure spend in the  area. Nick Hibberd, chair of the officer programme board, told councillors there was a growing view that the board needed to “take a step forward, both in terms of aspiration and the level of... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Birmingham flyover to be torn down in plan to revitalise area

Birmingham flyover to be torn down in plan to revitalise area

Andrew Forster

A flyover on a major radial road in the north of Birmingham... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

HE to test simulation software

The Transport Systems Catapult is commissioning research to support Highways England’s incident management and operational planning.  The winning tender will develop a simulation and visualisation platform to support decision-making at HE’s West Midlands Regional Control Centre,... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Rail data ‘hampering investment planning’

Rail data ‘hampering investment planning’

The Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority (CCRTA) says that comparing the value of spending on rail versus other modes of transport is impossible because the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Cancel all car-based housing

Cancel all car-based housing

Planning policy should be rewritten to limit car-based housing and promote high density city living, says... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

TfN’s absurd plan for a new Trans-Pennine rail link

John Helm Chatham ME4

Northerners visiting London and the South East for the first time frequently express astonishment at the length of local trains. In the south, formations of eight, ten and twelve cars are not uncommon, but up north a six-car set is regarded as a long train, and many are barely half that length.... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Outsourcing highways would be poor value – Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council has ruled out a joint venture or outsourcing its highways service, saying the options represent poor value for money compared with restructuring the in-house team. The council commissioned Proving Services Ltd, part of Cranfield University’s School of Management, to... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
HS2 cash should fund buses, says Guardian, as Mirror warns of huge cuts

HS2 cash should fund buses, says Guardian, as Mirror warns of huge cuts

On 3 Februay The Guardian’s economics editor, Larry Elliott, indirectly criticised the Government’s planned HS2 high-speed rail project by suggesting that the money earmarked for the scheme could be far more productively spent improving the country’s bus... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Grayling fights back against media

Media criticism of the alleged incompetence of transport secretary Chris Grayling  usually accompanied by calls for his resignation, have become an almost daily occurrence in the media of late (see Media Monitor passim) and on 31 January Grayling fought back, via an interview in the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor

John Dales

John Dales

Streets of the future. Like tomorrow.

I’m not really an aficionado of The Simpsons, but there are one or two moments from the episodes I’ve seen that have...

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today Comment

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