16 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
How will autonomous vehicles drive the parking sector?

How will autonomous vehicles drive the parking sector?

James Long

Nobody can avoid the absolute deluge of articles that... continue

16 Jan 2018Parking Review Features
15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Northern Forest to improve health and wellbeing through better  air quality and  accessible local green spaces

Northern Forest to improve health and wellbeing through better air quality and accessible local green spaces

The Woodland Trust and Community Forests in the north of England have been working together on developing the concept of a new Northern Forest, which will accelerate the creation of new woodland and support sustainable management of existing woods right across the area. Many more trees, woods and forests will deliver a better environment for all by: improving air quality in our towns and cities; mitigating flood risk in key catchments;... continue

15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
New panel to review housebuilding as Homes England replaces HCA to lead on new development

New panel to review housebuilding as Homes England replaces HCA to lead on new development

Juliana O'Rourke

A new national housing agency – Homes England – has been launched by Housing... continue

15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
New report forecasts an increased uptake of active transport modes with MaaS

New report forecasts an increased uptake of active transport modes with MaaS

Juliana O'Rourke

A new report from the MaasLab at UCL, commissioned by TfL, provides... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Traffic removal: initiatives to improve the nation's health

Traffic removal: initiatives to improve the nation's health

Juliana O'Rourke

The related problems of air pollution and congestion... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Replace shared space 'concept' with street design that meets the requirements of all users

Replace shared space 'concept' with street design that meets the requirements of all users

Juliana O'Rourke

CIHT has finally launched its review of the issue of shared space and how it is being... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Bike share responsibility and regulation: do we need a national standard?

Bike share responsibility and regulation: do we need a national standard?

Juliana O'Rourke

Responsibility and regulation is becoming an increasingly hot topic for... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
11 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
11 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
EU-funded trailway opens in north Dorset

EU-funded trailway opens in north Dorset

Patrick McDonnell

A new safer route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, connecting the villages of Okeford Fitzpaine and... continue

9 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Think big and convert underused railways into roads

Paul Withrington Director, Transport-Watch Northampton NN2

Lord Adonis, the man who, when Secretary of State for transport, toured community rail lines with his nose in the air, enjoying near empty carriages and complaining that at 8pm the cafe at Southampton was shut so that he could not buy a coffee, now proposes a switch of freight from rail to road to... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

East West Rail must deliver fast end-to-end journeys

Graham Nalty Derby DE24

Stephen Plowden’s suggestion (Letters LTT 8 Dec 17) that transport planning should be based on problem- solving is far more sensible than perhaps he realises. During my business career, I have visited customers’ shops in almost every major town and city in the UK by rail. That has... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

A complex business

The DfT’s new wider economic impacts guidance marks the latest stage in the evolution of how transport projects and programmes are appraised. The central focus of cost benefit analysis adopted in the 1970s was transport user benefits such as time savings and they remain at the heart of the... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Lord Adonis, 20mph signs, Richard Branson, David Cameron, second-hand tram

What a difference a few weeks make: there we were last month praising Lord Adonis for his successful stewardship of the Government’s National Infrastructure Commission and now... boom, he’s gone! The Lord’s decision to quit the NIC livened up the normally quiet news scene over the... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Planning Ahead....

Planning Ahead....

Jack Semple

Planning ahead to take advantage of future... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment
The UK needs more transport modellers – and the world

The UK needs more transport modellers – and the world

Fred Ewing

Since our industry came out of the recession proper... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

DfT forms Crossrail consultancy

The Government has set up a company to market the expertise in London’s east-west Crossrail project to an international audience. Companies House records show that Crossrail International Ltd was formed in September, with one director, Terry Morgan, and the secretary of state for transport as... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

SPT reveals scores for consultancy lots

Consultants AECOM, AECOM  and Peter Brett Associates have scored the highest marks in the transport planning and modelling lots of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s new design, technical and professional services framework.  The framework was tendered in 15 lots, with... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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