Strengthen London and SE governance ties, say think tanks

Relationships between local government in London and its surroundings should be strengthened in order to improve spatial, economic and transport planning, according to a... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

The British Parking Awards 2018 attracted around 100 entries from across the country, from which a short list of finalists has been selected. The entries have been assessed by a panel... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Workplace parking levy proposal causes tension in Manchester

A workplace parking levy is among measures being considered by local authorities in the Greater Manchester area as they prepare a strategy to tackle unlawful air quality levels. However, Manchester City Council has already signalled its unease about either a workplace parking levy or congestion... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Tackling data challenges to unlock the brave new world of MaaS

Tackling data challenges to unlock the brave new world of MaaS

Johan Herrlin

We’re on the verge of a huge shift in the way we live... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment

North East’s MRN is too small, says NECA

North East Combined Authority is calling on the DfT to include more of the area’s local authority roads in the new Major Road Network (MRN). Shadow sub-national transport body Transport for the North included a proposed MRN for the north of England in its Initial Major Roads report last... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Public’s views sought on Stonehenge tunnel

Public’s views sought on Stonehenge tunnel

Highways England has launched a consultation on the proposed £1.6bn A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement scheme, which includes a tunnel to hide the road... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

£465m congestion-relief plan has BCR of 1.04, HE reveals

A plan to spend almost £500m to cure a bottleneck on a three-mile stretch of trunk road in Gloucestershire has a benefit:cost ratio of just 1.04, Highways England revealed this week.  HE is consulting on two options for upgrading the A417 ‘missing link’ in the vicinity of Air... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Transport projects win share of HIF

Transport projects win share of HIF

Transport projects to facilitate housing developments in England feature prominently among the 133 projects sharing £866m from the... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Kent’s trunk road shopping list

Kent County Council wants the DfT to trunk three roads in the county and fund a number of improvements to complement the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. The DfT is currently consulting on whether parts of the road network should be trunked or detrunked (LTT05 Jan). Kent  suggests the following... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Cambs jam relief plan for only part of county

Cambridgeshire County Council is drawing up a new programme of small-scale road improvements to tackle congestion, but for only part of the county.  The council has set aside £1m to develop plans for congestion relief schemes with a capital cost of between £1m and £5m. But... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL opposes diagonal pedestrian crossing

A Plan to install a diagonal pedestrian crossing on a crossroads in East London has been dropped after failing to win the support of Transport for London.  The signalised Doggett’s Corner junction on the A124 Upminster Road currently has no pedestrian crossing stage at all. The London... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Terror prompts York street access review

Terror prompts York street access review

The City of York Council is to  toughen up restrictions on vehicles in the city centre and near the racecourse in response to heightened national concerns... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

‘Social movement could drive policy change’

A new social movement may be needed to put transport policy and travel behaviour on a more environmentally-friendly trajectory, according to academics.  The suggestion features in a new paper by two academics at the University of the West of England’s Bristol Business School: Adrian... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
No benefits from reforming HGV levy, freight body tells DfT

No benefits from reforming HGV levy, freight body tells DfT

Andrew Forster

None of the possible reforms to the HGV road user levy... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Ministerial responsibilities at DfT

Ministerial responsibilities at the DfT have been announced, following January’s reshuffle. They are: • Transport secretary Chris Grayling (MP for Epsom and Ewell): overall responsibility for policy • Minister of state Jo Johnson (MP for Orpington): rail; rail industrial relations;... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

West Yorks reviews transport scheme delivery timetables

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is preparing a reserve list of transport and other capital projects whose delivery could be accelerated if progress delivering existing priority schemes slip.  The Leeds City Region growth deal struck with Government in 2014 included a six-year... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Driverless cars won't be on the road until the 2030s, predicts London Assembly

The London Assembly Transport Committee report ‘Future Transport: How is London responding to technological innovation?’ has been published and reveals some interesting findings, according to the authors: Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) or driverless cars won't be on the road... continue

15 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
13 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh council approves funding for new bridge

Patrick McDonnell

A new bridge will be built over the A90 near Kirkliston after City of Edinburgh Council awarded extra funding. Deterioration of joints in the original structure meant the old Burnshot Bridge had to be demolished in November 2017. Money from the council’s Roads Capital Investment programme... continue

13 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Government must improve cost benefit analysis, appraisal and budgeting, says new report

Government must improve cost benefit analysis, appraisal and budgeting, says new report

A new Institute for Government (IfG) report has targeted three key aspects of policy to improve infrastructure decision-making in the UK. Over the past year, the Institute for Government has explored how the UK can improve infrastructure policymaking in areas including transport, energy, flood defences, digital communication, waste and water.... continue

13 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

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