15 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
New car park opens at Market Harborough station

New car park opens at Market Harborough station

A 300-space car park opened to the public at Market Harborough station in Leicestershire on the Midland Main Line on 18 June. The opening of new car park has enabled the existing one to... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

BPA forms car park fire safety working group

The British Parking Association has launched a working group to examine the issue of fire safety in car parks in the wake of the blaze that destroyed the Liverpool Arena multi-storey on New Year’s Eve. The group is chaired by Russell Simmons, who is chair of the BPA’s Structures Group... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
What is the world’s coolest car park?

What is the world’s coolest car park?

Ten parking structures have been short listed for the 2018 World’s Coolest Car Parks competition, which seeks to celebrate creativity and... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Artificial Intelligence Transport Research Centre to open in China

Artificial Intelligence Transport Research Centre to open in China

Following the release of the first fleet of proof of concept vehicles in Christchurch in 2017, along with trials across NZ and Australia with other partners and technologies, HMI Technologies (HMI), a New Zealand / Australian-based Intelligent Transportation... continue

20 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Cemplas hires Wood as regional manager

Cemplas hires Wood as regional manager

Car park refurbishment specialists Cemplas has appointed Mike Wood to the role of regional manager. Wood has a background in the construction industry... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Scottish Borders asks residents to identify parking problems

Patrick McDonnell

People living in the Scottish Borders are being asked to complete an online survey to highlight areas were parking is a problem. The Scottish Borders Council Parking Issues Working Group is collecting evidence on parking in the county, and also gathering information about what happens in other... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Middlesbrough tailors parking fees to needs of commuters and shoppers

Patrick McDonnell

Shoppers in Middlesbrough will continue to receive two hours free car parking after independent review recommendations were approved by the council. The changes now due to be implemented will see a refocusing of Middlesbrough Council car parks to promote the Captain Cook for shoppers and the... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
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Introducing road user charging need not be political suicide, says architect of Stockholm’s scheme

Introducing road user charging need not be political suicide, says architect of Stockholm’s scheme

Stockholm’s congestion charge scheme has proved remarkably effective at suppressing traffic levels and encouraging a shift to other modes of transport in the 20 plus years since its launch. After initially facing widespread public opposition, it now has majority support, even among those who regularly pay the charge. One of the scheme’s architects, Director of the Stockholm... continue

14 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Mayor orders halt to Cambridgeshire Park & Ride, busway and pricing work

Andrew Forster

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority mayor James Palmer has ordered a halt to all development work on new busways, park-and-ride, and road charging, until a review determines whether the projects are consistent with his transport objectives.  Palmer’s instruction is a... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Grayling orders inquiry into rail franchises’ timetable farce

Grayling orders inquiry into rail franchises’ timetable farce

Andrew Forster

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has asked Office of Rail... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Timetable for Scots transport reviews

Transport Scotland has outlined the timetable for preparing three key elements of future transport policy: the second national transport strategy (NTS), the fourth national planning framework (NPF), and the second strategic transport projects review (STPR).  Preparation of the new NTS is... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Bypass is first test for Active Travel Act

Active travel campaigners have criticised the Welsh Government for approving a new town bypass in north Wales that, they believe, flouts the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.  The £135m six-mile Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass features little infrastructure for active travel but the Welsh... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Councillors back controversial northern bypass of Chichester

Andrew Forster

West Sussex County Council is calling for a northern A27 bypass for Chichester, despite warnings it may be impossible to deliver because of its effect on the South Downs National Park.  The council’s cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, Bob Lanzer, this week endorsed officer... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Masterplan for West Mids motorway hub

Masterplan for West Mids motorway hub

A programme of improvements to the West Midlands’ motorway and trunk road network, including a new Western Strategic Route connecting the M5... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Plan for two shadow sub-national transport bodies in South West advances

Two shadow sub-national transport bodies could be set up in South West England later this year.   A Peninsula shadow STB would cover Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, Somerset and Dorset.  The other STB, which is likely to be called the Western Gateway,?would cover the West of England... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Khan air quality fund for schools

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a £1.05m fund to help schools tackle air pollution. Air quality audits have been completed by consultant WSP for 50 schools across 23 boroughs. Each will now receive £10,000 to deliver non-transport interventions. The remaining funding will be... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

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