Councils still promoting out of date street designs, says UDG

Many local authorities in England are using out of date street design standards that promote road traffic and fail to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty, urban designers... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
British Parking Awards 2019 are live!

British Parking Awards 2019 are live!

Parking Review magazine has launched the 2019 edition of the British Parking Awards. Now in their 18th year, the competition encourages both public... continue

20 Sep 2018Parking Review News
19 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Compensation for disruption: one rule for rail, another for road

Compensation for disruption: one rule for rail, another for road

Rhodri Clark

Compensating train operators for disruption during engineering... continue

17 Sep 2018Local Transport Today Features
Network Rail agrees £1.46bn commercial estate sale to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners

Network Rail agrees £1.46bn commercial estate sale to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners

Mark Moran

Network Rail has agreed terms with Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners for the sale of... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Give us control of budget for road & rail in North, says TfN

Give us control of budget for road & rail in North, says TfN

Transport for the North wants a five-year funding envelope for strategic road and rail projects, which it would choose how to allocate. It is also exploring how it can increase overall funding levels, with one idea being to devolve Vehicle... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Government silent on residential level surfaces

The Government has not replied to requests for clarification from the Home Builders Federation or the Urban Design Group (UDG) as to whether the “pause” on new level surface street designs applies to residential streets.  The two bodies wrote separately to the Government last month... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

NIC offers to help council transport planning

The National Infrastructure Commission has written to council leaders representing  urban areas across England, offering to support them develop plans to improve local transport, unlock employment and deliver new homes. Letters have been sent to 74 local authorities representing the 55 primary... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Camden traffic scheme approved

The London Borough Camden is to make permanent a traffic management scheme, against the advice of a planning inspector. But the scheme could be modified in line with the inspector’s recommendation at a future date. The Torrington Place/Tavistock Place corridor scheme, between Tottenham Court... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Dorset switches STB to press for better M4 road connection

Andrew Forster

Dorset County Council has changed its mind on which shadow sub-national transport body (STB) in the South West of England it will join.   The council originally expressed a preference for the Transport for the South West Peninsula shadow STB, which also covers Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Update on W Mids bypass

Midlands Connect has stressed that no decisions have yet been made on the nature of a proposed ‘strategic’ road around the west side of the West Midlands conurbation. In a presentation to the West Midlands Combined Authority’s transport delivery committee, Midlands Connect said... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Oxford-MK expressway corridor selected

Oxford-MK expressway corridor selected

The DfT has revealed the broad corridor for a new expressway road between Oxford and Cambridge, provoking anger from wildlife groups who say it is the... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

October opening for airport relief road

The A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road will open to traffic in early October. The six mile road connects Hazel Grove in the east with the airport in the west. Promoted by Stockport Council, it has been funded by the DfT. ... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Grayling approves Sunderland junction

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has granted development consent for Highways England’s A19/A184 Testo’s junction improvement scheme in Sunderland. The existing at-grade roundabout junction will be replaced with a grade separated junction by raising the A19 to carry it over the... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Cambs economic review panel cool on rapid transit network

Cambs economic review panel cool on rapid transit network

Andrew Forster

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Towards a new mobility platform

Towards a new mobility platform

Juliana O'Rourke

Opening this month, Edinburgh's Your Bike cycle hire scheme is using innovative 'hybrid... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Bus franchising backed

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority mayor James Palmer should franchise the area’s bus network outside the main urban centres, the Cambridge & Peterborough Independent Economic Review has said. “The mayor should use his bus franchising powers under the devolution deal... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Five things to know about  transport project cost overrun

Five things to know about transport project cost overrun

W hy do transport projects so often seem to end up costing much more than originally forecast? Professor Bent Flyvbjerg, of the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, has spent a lot of time researching this... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT opens the door to council applications for lane rental

Andrew Forster

New guidance explains the conditions England’s highway authorities will have to satisfy in order to introduce lane rental charges for works in the road. The DfT’s decision to roll-out lane rental follows a review of the experiences of pilot schemes operated by Transport for London and... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Digital database for roadworks

The DfT is investing £10m in a new digital service to record real-time road works data.  Street Manager, to be launched next year, will be free for technology companies and app developers to use. “This will allow existing apps and providers, such as Waze and Google Maps, to enhance... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Use Roads Fund to repair local roads – NIC

Use Roads Fund to repair local roads – NIC

The Government should use a portion of the new National Roads Fund for local road maintenance, the National Infrastructure Commission has said. The National Roads Fund... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

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