Rail companies make sustainability pledge

Rail companies make sustainability pledge

Mark Moran

Rail companies pledge to make stations across Britain more sustainable. More solar panels, wildflower zones and electric vehicle charge points will be appearing at railway stations across the country as all rail companies responsible... continue

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Net zero won’t affect freedom of choice, insists Government

Net zero won’t affect freedom of choice, insists Government

People’s freedom of choice will not be affected by the net zero decarbonisation agenda, the Government said last week, as it confirmed legislation to cut UK greenhouse gas emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 (against 1990... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News

Coroner presses for tougher PM targets

The Government has been urged to adopt the World Health Organization target for particulate matter by the coroner of a landmark inquest into the death of a nine-year old schoolgirl in south London.    The inquest into the death of Ella Adoo Kissi-Debrah in 2013 concluded she had died of... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News
Huseyin in as Forster signs off as LTT editor

Huseyin in as Forster signs off as LTT editor

With this issue of LTT we say farewell to the magazine’s long-serving and well-known editor Andrew Forster, who has decided to stand down after 20 years in the... continue

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Khan’s pledges for a second term

Khan’s pledges for a second term

Ensuring London’s economy recovers from Covid-19 and accelerating decarbonisation are two major themes in Sadiq... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News
Berry: road pricing and £400m for active travel

Berry: road pricing and £400m for active travel

A London-wide road pricing scheme is promised by Green candidate Siân Berry, along with a huge increase in active travel spending. Berry would consult on expanding the ultra-low... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News
Scrap ULEZ expansion & c-charge hike: Bailey seeks motorist’s vote

Scrap ULEZ expansion & c-charge hike: Bailey seeks motorist’s vote

Drivers and outer London residents are high on Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey’s political priorities.    Bailey would cancel Sadiq Khan’s planned October extension of the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) from central London up to the... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News
Lib Dem Porritt backs capital-wide road charging

Lib Dem Porritt backs capital-wide road charging

A London-wide road user charging scheme is the centrepiece of Liberal Democrat candidate Luisa Porritt’s transport plans. “London should be the first city in the country to... continue

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West of England mayor and Bristol mayor: The Conservative’s Tim Bowles, the first mayor of the West of England Combined Authority, is not standing for re-election. In 2017 Bowles won 27 per cent of the vote, with Labour’s candidate winning 22 per cent, the Liberal Democrats 20 per cent, an independent 15 per cent, and the Greens 11 per cent. Using the supplementary vote system, Bowles won with 51.6 per cent to Labour’s 48.4 per cent. In Bristol, Labour’s Marvin Rees is seeking a second term as

Samuel Williams, the Conservative candidate for West of England mayor, promises a network of electric bikes and to deliver at least six new railway stations, in Avonmouth, Ashley Down, Charfield, Henbury, North Filton and Portishead. Labour candidate Dan Norris will explore mass transit and bus... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News
Relief road is only way to solve M4 jams, say Tories

Relief road is only way to solve M4 jams, say Tories

A Conservative Government in Wales would revive the plan for an M4 Relief Road at Newport. The Conservative’s manifesto commits to the road as well as improvements to the A55 in north Wales and the A40... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News

Labour: new powers for TfW

As the party of Government, many of Labour’s transport manifesto pledges are already well known.  Labour will take forward the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission (the Burns Commission), which recommended a major programme of public transport investment as an... continue

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Plaid promises road pricing and rail investment

Plaid promises road pricing and rail investment

Plaid Cymru’s manifesto includes a huge number of transport pledges, many of which will support the party’s pledge for Wales to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News

Tories propose big road programme

A big programme of road improvements and a stronger role for Scotland’s seven statutory regional transport partnerships (RTPs) feature in the Scottish Conservatives’ manifesto.   Improvements would be made to trunk roads including “the A77 and A75, which are vital for ports... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News
Labour pledges default 20mph limit

Labour pledges default 20mph limit

A Labour Government in Scotland would consult on changing the default speed limit on restricted roads from 30mph to 20mph.  The... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News

Interim solution explored for landslip-prone A83

A temporary solution to the problem of landslips on the A83 trunk road in Argyll could be delivered within four years but a permanent solution could take  ten, Argyll and Bute Council has reported. Transport Scotland announced in March that a solution would be developed in the existing... continue

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More cycle lockers for Edinburgh

More cycle lockers for Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council wants to install a further 200 cycle storage lockers over the next two years for residents who... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh to expand 20mph limits

The City of Edinburgh Council is to consult on implementing more 20mph limits.  Edinburgh implemented a citywide programme to lower limits from 30 to 20mph between 2016 and 2018. About 80 per cent of the city’s roads are now 20mph. The council will now consider the case for implementing... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News

Hydrogen bus projects in Sussex

Brighton & Hove Buses is working on a project to convert existing buses from diesel to hydrogen fuel cell operations.  The operator is working with engineering and environmental consultancy Ricardo on the project. The project is one of two hydrogen bus projects being developed by members... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News

St Paul’s gyratory project restarts

The City of London Corporation is to restart work on a proposed transformation of the gyratory between the Museum of London Rotunda and St Paul’s Underground station. The project could see two-way working introduced on some streets and the rotunda roundabout replaced by a signalised junction.... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News

Public backlash spells end for Harrow’s LTNs and cycle lanes

The London Borough of Harrow looks set to remove its four low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) residential street closure schemes and three main road cycle lanes that have proved deeply unpopular with the public.  Harrow implemented four LTNs in October using experimental traffic orders. Planters... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News
Liverpool rejects calls for buses on Lime St

Liverpool rejects calls for buses on Lime St

Liverpool City Council has rejected requests for bus access through a proposed pedestrian priority area in front of Liverpool Lime Street station.  The council plans to... continue

4 May 2021Local Transport Today News

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