Parking & Property 2018: Building the future of parking

Parking & Property 2018: Building the future of parking

Parking & Property 2018 will look at how social and technological changes will shape the design and operation of car parks The annual Parking & Property... continue

12 Apr 2018Parking Review News

PTAL scores – out of date, and misleading too

Dan Saunders Basemap Guildford GU2

I strongly agree with the calls from London boroughs for Transport for London’s PTAL methodology to be refined (ibid).  There seems to be an over-reliance on PTAL in London and too much importance given to this outdated scoring methodology. All a PTAL measure is currently showing is the... continue

17 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Treasury will hold purse for rail upgrades

The government’s new pipeline approach to rail enhancements in England and Wales will see the Treasury make final decisions on individual rail enhancements.  The pipeline approach, explained by the DfT last month (LTT30 Mar), will see projects approved on a case-by-case basis, replacing... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Future Generations chief under fire for M4 relief road criticism

Future Generations chief under fire for M4 relief road criticism

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government has accused the Future Generations... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Bristol Metrobus is ready to roll

Bristol Metrobus is ready to roll

The first of three ‘Metrobus’ bus rapid transit routes will launch in Bristol on 29 May, following a £230m... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
No speculative development around new Aberdeen bypass, say NE Scotland councils

No speculative development around new Aberdeen bypass, say NE Scotland councils

Andrew Forster

Councils in the North East of Scotland are proposing to quash developer... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Snow Hill public realm plan

Snow Hill public realm plan

Birmingham City Council is preparing a £16m public realm and traffic management programme for the... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
TfN criticised for presentation of Northern Powerhouse Rail

TfN criticised for presentation of Northern Powerhouse Rail

Andrew Forster

Transport for the North should change the way it presents... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

No clarity on CP5 projects

Network Rail did not receive the expected clarification last month from the DfT about the status of enhancement schemes in England and Wales that were originally programmed for Control Period 5 (2014/15 to 2018/9). The Control Period 6 strategic business plans published by Network Rail routes in... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Transport for Wales to operate Cardiff’s new bus station

Transport for Wales to operate Cardiff’s new bus station

Rhodri Clark

Government company Transport for Wales will operate... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Rail time savings deferred

Promised rail journey time savings between North and South Wales can only be delivered by omitting station stops, Network Rail has revealed.  NR has just completed a £49m Welsh Government improvement scheme between Chester and Shrewsbury. It was originally due for completion in 2015 and... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Highways England's road upgrade consultation is a sham, says green group

Andrew Forster

Environmental campaigners have described Highways England’s consultation on a major road improvement in Gloucestershire as “a sham”, saying it only presents one realistic option. Consultation ended last month on plans to upgrade the three-mile A417 ‘missing link’ in... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Wiltshire backs South West STB proposal

Wiltshire Council has backed the formation of one or more sub-national transport bodies in the South West of England, saying not doing so willleave the area “significantly disadvantaged” in securing Major Road Network (MRN) funding.  “There is a compelling argument for the... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Distinguish MRN and PRN, says Wiltshire

Distinguish MRN and PRN, says Wiltshire

The major Road Network (MRN) of the most important local authority roads could create confusion with the Primary Route Network (PRN), Wiltshire Council has... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Cornwall wants share of fuel duty

Cornwall Council wants the Government to devolve 2p per litre of fuel duty from vehicle fuel sold in the area to help fund the upkeep of the council’s 4,560 miles of road. Cornwall says the 2p topslice would raise £7.5m a year. The proposal features in the council’s New Frontiers... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Motorway link road shortlisted for HIF

A £132m east-west road across Wigan and Bolton is one of the 44 projects shortlisted in last month’s Housing Infrastructure Fund announcement (LTT 30 Mar). The road would connect the junction 26 of the M6 in Wigan with junction 5 of the M61 in Bolton and comprise nine separate projects,... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Segregated bike lane for Birmingham

Construction has begun of a 2.5- mile two-way segregated cycle route on the A38 Bristol Road connecting Selly Oak and the University of Birmingham to the city centre. The track is being installed by Amey in the central reservation of the road.... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Merseytravel begins next stage of bus regulation study

Andrew Forster

Merseytravel is launching the next stage of a review into possible changes to the regulatory framework for buses in the area.  Consultant Steer Davies Gleave recently completed a strategic outline case of the regulatory options available to the Liverpool city region. Merseytravel will now... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

TfWM trials bus planning software

Transport for the West Midlands is conducting a one-year trial of bus service planning software developed by US firm Remix. Remix Planning enables users to test and visualise service and route scenarios, and understand their cost and demographic impacts. Edmund Salt, TfWM’s network... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Bedford praises route software

Bedford Borough Council has praised route planning software for helping to deliver savings to its education transport expenditure. The council uses the cloud-based QRoutes software. Chris Pettifer, Bedford’s chief officer for transport, said: “It used to take days or weeks to re-plan... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Bath assesses three options for a charging Clean Air Zone

Bath assesses three options for a charging Clean Air Zone

Andrew Forster

Bath and North East Somerset Council has shortlisted... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2018 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7857

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise