13 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Workplace parking levy in Reading's Local Transport Plan

Patrick McDonnell

Reading Borough Council is exploring the possibility of a workplace parking levy closely based on Nottingham’s scheme. A  borough-wide car parking and air quality strategy will consider “demand management measures” such as a workplace parking levy, road user charging, clean... continue

12 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
10 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Do more for cycling, Gilligan tells Cambridge, Oxford & MK

Do more for cycling, Gilligan tells Cambridge, Oxford & MK

Andrew Forster

Former London cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan has... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Commission backs Crossrail to Ebbsfleet

Extending Crossrail from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet in Kent and building a multi-modal crossing of the Thames estuary are among the recommendations made by a Government commission on the future of the Thames Gateway. The Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission was set up in 2016 to examine the future... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Khan sets funding tests for Westminster’s Oxford St plan

Khan sets funding tests for Westminster’s Oxford St plan

Andrew Forster

Westminster City Council is to lead a new plan to... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Welsh roads ‘suffering from annual funding settlements’

Welsh roads ‘suffering from annual funding settlements’

RHodri Clark

The Welsh Government’s annual funding and work... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Parking levy urged for out-of-town retailing

A Welsh think tank has proposed a levy on parking at out-of-town shopping centres to raise funds for sustainable transport, and claims the idea has some support in councils. The recommendation features in an Institute of Welsh Affairs  report on decarbonising transport by Chris Roberts, who... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Welsh travel survey urged to inform policy

The Welsh Government must urgently introduce a new travel survey to gather the data required for monitoring and managing transport decarbonisation, according to a new report by the Institute of Welsh Affairs.  Report author Chris Roberts says the lack of statistics since Wales withdrew from... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

New homes ‘could boost case for A47 dualling’

The business case for dualling the A47 between Peterborough and Wisbech in Cambridgeshire could be enhanced if thousands more new homes are built in the corridor, according to a report for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.  The A47 is a trunk road and the main east-west... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

First sections of new DMRB released

Highways England has published the first sections of its revised Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. The four sections cover: introductory text; requirements for safety risk assessment; use of compressive membrane action in bridge decks; and management of corrugated steel buried structures. The... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

HE consults on Stonehenge detail

Highways England is to consult on detailed changes to the design of the A303 improvements between Amesbury and Berwick Down, past Stonehenge. The proposals include widening the ‘green bridge’ proposed near the existing Longbarrow roundabout to improve the physical and visual connection... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Traffic Commissioner rules on TfGM’s franchise data request

Andrew Forster

North-west traffic Commissioner Simon Evans has ruled on what information Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has a right to request from operators to inform an assessment of bus franchising for the conurbation. The Bus Services Act 2017 allows prospective franchising authorities to request a... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Decision imminent on Oxford-MK corridor

Decision imminent on Oxford-MK corridor

The DfT is expected to announce the preferred corridor for a new expressway road between Oxford and Milton Keynes within the next few weeks. It has... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Extend East West Rail beyond Oxford – EEH

The England’s Economic Heartland alliance of local authorities is calling for East-West Rail services to be extended from Oxford to Didcot, where passengers could interchange with services on the Great Western Main Line. The plan raises questions about the future of three intermediate... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Early start for MRN upgrades probed

The DFT is reviewing possible improvements to the Major Road Network that could be early candidates for the new National Roads Fund. The fund is being set up in 2020/21 by ring-fencing vehicle excise duty revenues in England. Most of the funding will be allocated to Highways England but a... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Set out rail priorities, MPs urge DfT

The DfT should publish a set of priorities for rail infrastructure investment in each English region before the end of the year, the House of Commons transport committee has said. The committee also calls on the DfT to back a rolling programme of electrification. Rail minister Jo Johnson this week... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Catapult assesses value of data

The Transport Systems Catapult is procuring a study into the economic value of transport data, and the costs and benefits of making more data more readily accessible. The Catapult has recently refreshed its strategy, to focus on three priority areas: • Connected and autonomous transport •... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Capital’s new UTC contract

Transport for London has appointed Siemens to deliver a new traffic signal control system for the capital.  The ten-year contract for a real-time optimiser (RTO) system will be delivered in three phases.  Phase one will develop a new cloud-hosted traffic control system for introduction in... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Highways England promotes innovation

Highways England has launched an innovation portal, explaining how businesses and research organisations can engage with the company on projects to improve the way the road network is planned, managed and operated. The portal includes information about some of the 95 projects already being funded... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Councils review bus stop ads contract

Councils in the Tees Valley may bring the management of bus shelter advertising in-house, with revenues used to fund bus stop information, and online information and marketing for public transport. The five councils currently have separate bus shelter advertising contracts with Clear Channel, which... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

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