30 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Heavy load for FTA as urban freight policies gather pace

Heavy load for FTA as urban freight policies gather pace

Clean air zones and low emission zones, safer lorry schemes, alternative fuels, Brexit... Central and local government is presenting the road freight sector with a plateful of policy challenges, making life busy for... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Features
Housebuilders caught by DfT’s ‘pause’ on level surface streets

Housebuilders caught by DfT’s ‘pause’ on level surface streets

Andrew Forster

Hundreds of new housing developments across the country could... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Planning system ‘encourages greenfield car-based housing’

Planning system ‘encourages greenfield car-based housing’

Andrew Forster

The development planning system in England has an... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Wales unveils new financing model to deliver road upgrade

Wales unveils new financing model to deliver road upgrade

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government has embarked on a new method of... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
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Rail container design review

The Rail Safety and Standards Board is researching if new designs of freight container could increase the volume of freight carried by rail. A study will assess the technical and economic feasibility of options, before developing supplementary container gauges for inclusion in the rail... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Active travel Act grant payments

The Welsh Government has allocated the first funding for councils to implement schemes developed under the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013. The Act is the world’s first legislation requiring all councils to map and subsequently construct active travel networks. The first years since the Act... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
DfT reviews guidance on tactile paving

DfT reviews guidance on tactile paving

The DfT is to update its guidance documents on tactile paving and inclusive mobility after researchers found that many authorities are failing to... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

MPs announce inquiry into active travel

The House of Commons transport committee is to hold an inquiry into ways of increasing active travel across England.  Committee chair Lilian Greenwood said take-up of active travel was still “disappointingly low”.  The committee has invited written evidence on matters... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Consultants at heart of technical scrutiny of open access rail plan

Consultants at heart of technical scrutiny of open access rail plan

Whether it’s planning inquiries into new housing developments or new pieces of transport infrastructure, or calculating bus operators’ entitlement to concessionary fares reimbursement, the job of many transport planning consultants is to represent clients... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

WSP wins smart motorway works

Highways England has appointed consultant WSP to provide engineering and design services for two new smart motorway projects. A 20-mile stretch of the M62 between junctions 20 and 25 linking Yorkshire and Lancashire will be upgraded from three lanes to four in each direction. The existing two lane... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Ball of confusion

Ball of confusion

With profound apologies to The Temptations, and to those of you who... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Mayor’s parking restrictions too idealistic – developers

Mayor’s parking restrictions too idealistic – developers

Andrew Forster

The Government has threatened to intervene to prevent... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Bus good, car bad? Our moral judgments don’t hold in today’s post-modal world

Bus good, car bad? Our moral judgments don’t hold in today’s post-modal world

Tom Cohen

Remember the first day at sustainable transport boot camp? That’s... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment

DFT street schemes - SYPTE - Transport for Wales -

The DfT’s decision to ask councils to pause work on level surface street schemes has opened up a can of worms, as we report on the front page. As well as town centre schemes and residential streets, Robert Huxford, director of the Urban Design Group, asked the DfT for clarification about... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment

A housing headache

One can perhaps picture the scene: the summer parliamentary recess approaching, and ministers and civil servants are clearing outstanding matters from their in-trays before heading off for their well-earned breaks. One of the items on transport minister Nusrat Ghani’s desk is what to do about... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Is HS2 still the answer as travel trends change?

Tom Hart Beith, Ayrshire KA15

The serious criticism of HS2 reported in the last issue and the more subtle changes suggested in the Greengauge 21 report Beyond HS2 in late May show that present HS2 proposals are coming under increasing attack for failing to recognise major changes in trends affecting movement and access... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Kent truckstop to expand

Ashford Borough Council in Kent says it is taking a pro-active approach to ease illegal lorry parking and congestion by approving plans to develop Waterbrook Park, a 140-acre site near junction 10 of the M20. Ashford International Truckstop will double in size to allow overnight parking for up to... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review News
New look for Marylebone’s Moderne car park

New look for Marylebone’s Moderne car park

The car park serving an inter-war apartment building in Westminster, London has been refurbished. Dorset House is a block of 185 upmarket flats built in Marylebone... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review News
8 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Towards a new Future of Mobility – understanding key trends

Last month, the Governement launched the first stages of its Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, declaring that the UK is on the cusp of 'a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns, cities and countryside...driven by extraordinary innovation in engineering,... continue

6 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

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