Scottish cities win £22.5m funding for active travel projects

Scottish cities win £22.5m funding for active travel projects

Deniz Huseyn & Patrick McDonnell

Five active travel schemes have been awarded funding totalling £22.5m by the Scottish government. The shortlisted projects, to be delivered by charity Sustrans, will receive... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Go Ultra Low makes new £600k investment in Dundee

Go Ultra Low makes new £600k investment in Dundee

Mark Moran

Dundee has received £600,000 worth of government new electric vehicle (EV) chargers and other infrastructure via grants from the UK and... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News
Q-Park launches ‘park and service’ operation in Glasgow

Q-Park launches ‘park and service’ operation in Glasgow

Mark Moran

Q-Park is offering customers the chance to give their... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News
International Parking Community deepens work with People's Parking scheme

International Parking Community deepens work with People's Parking scheme

Mark Moran

The International Parking Community (IPC) has formalised its partnership... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Call for better enforcement of disabled parking in Scotland

Mark Moran

Disabled persons' parking spaces are being routinely abused, eight years after legislation designed to prevent misuse was passed, says Holyrood's local government and finance committee. The committee has called on the Scottish government to devise a public awareness campaign highlighting the... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News
New west London cycle superhighway will run 6kms

New west London cycle superhighway will run 6kms

Mark Moran

A consultation has been launched for a new segregated cycle superhighway that will bring safer cycling to west London. Cycle Superhighway 9... continue

22 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Transport Minister Jesse Norman to speak at Smarter Travel LIVE!

Transport Minister Jesse Norman to speak at Smarter Travel LIVE!

Jesse Norman MP, appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport in June 2017, will be giving a keynote speech and taking questions at Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 October. As Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for... continue

21 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Meerkats take over Route 1 in Crawley

Meerkats take over Route 1 in Crawley

Mark Moran

Meerkats can now be seen travelling around the streets of Crawley, on the side of a bus. The bus was... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Fake parking notices posted in Nottingham suburb

Fake parking notices posted in Nottingham suburb

Patrick McDonnell

Police are looking into bogus notices warning people not to park on the streets of a Nottingham suburb. The fake letters, which have attached... continue

18 Sep 2017Parking Review News

DfT studies if new technology can replace paper-based NTS

Andrew Forster

The DfT is reviewing the findings of two studies into how technology could be used in the National Travel Survey (NTS). Moving away from a paper-based survey may, however, lead to a break in the survey’s time series.   The NTS currently collects  data about household travel patterns... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

M4 relief road ‘at odds with the law’

The Welsh Government’s preparations for the M4 relief road risk “permanently damaging the spirit” of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, according to a fresh intervention in the road’s public inquiry by the official appointed to ensure the legislation is... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Ignore the environmentalists opposing Stonehenge tunnel

Malcolm Bulpitt, Maidstone, Kent ME15

In both the news and letters columns of the last issue you give space to the comments of UNESCO, and of a spokeswoman representing a branch of Friends of the Earth (FoE), who criticise Highways England over its proposals to improve the environment of Stonehenge.  Both organisations apparently... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Transport committee members named

Ten MPs have been appointed to the House of Commons transport committee, joining Labour’s Lilian Greenwood, who was elected chair in July. They are: Ronnie Cowan (SNP, Inverclyde); Steve Double (Con, St Austen and Newquay); Paul Girvan (Democratic Unionist Party, South Antrim); Huw Merriman... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

The case for a Capital-Region Transport Body

Derrick Ashley, Executive member for environment, planning and transport, Hertfordshire County Council

This is a time of change for transport planning, with a move to breaking down the artificial barriers created by local authority boundaries. The creation of bodies such as Transport for the North has generated impetus to improve transport links and enable economic growth. Amongst all this change,... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Welsh active travel maps ‘a mixed bag’

The first Integrated Network Maps produced by Welsh local authorities under the Active Travel (Wales) Act show a wide variation in proposed future provision of cycling and walking routes, according to Sustrans Cymru.  The charity believes the maps would have been more consistent had the Welsh... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Action plan for mobility impaired

Measures to make transport easier to use for the mobility impaired are outlined in a new draft accessibility action plan published by the DfT.  The document reveals that a quarter of Great Britain’s passenger rail vehicles do not meet modern accessibility standards. The deadline for... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Scots office for Local Transport Projects

Consultant Local Transport Projects will open a Scottish office following its appointment earlier this year to Scotland Excel’s four-year engineering and technical consultancy framework, which is used by councils. Director Andy Mayo said the firm would open an office “somewhere in... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Heartland sets out STB work

The England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) strategic alliance of councils has outlined a work programme that could lead to it seeking powers to become a statutory sub-national transport body (STB).   The alliance covers councils in central southern England, stretching from Oxfordshire in the... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Connect Roads renews HE contract

Highways England has awarded the Connect Roads consortium a £36m extension of its managing agent contract for an 18-mile section of motorway in Yorkshire between the M1 and M62 south and east of Leeds and the A1(M) south of Wetherby. The Government awarded a design, build, finance and operate... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Council talks on East Anglia transport group

Local authorities in the East of England met this week to discuss what may amount to the first steps in forming a statutory sub-national transport body (STB) for the area. The meeting to discuss a ‘sub-national transport group for East Anglia’ was convened by Suffolk County Council and... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Catapult helps transport start-ups

The Transport Systems Catapult has launched a programme to encourage business start-ups in the transport sector.    The Intelligent Mobility Accelerator is a partnership between the Catapult and Wayra UK, a start-up accelerator that is part of Telefónica Open Future. Network Rail... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

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