The changing world of Mobility as a Service (and how to keep up)

The changing world of Mobility as a Service (and how to keep up)

Beate Kubitz

The Annual Survey of Mobility as a Service is now in its third year. Whatever your work in transport, either as a planner, providing public transport, bike share, car hire, leasing, payments,... continue

12 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
14 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Taking steps in the right direction

Taking steps in the right direction

Mark Moran

Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, has celebrated its 90th anniversary by paying... continue

14 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Inspiring women in transport recognised

Inspiring women in transport recognised

Mark Moran

The winners of the 2019 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been revealed. Over the past 12 years... continue

14 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
12 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
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Preston western bypass advances

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership is to award £58m towards the £185m estimated cost of the Preston Western Distributor road. The 2.7-mile dual carriageway will connect the M55 near Bartle with the A583 Preston to Blackpool road at Lea. The project includes building a new junction 2... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

HE consults on M54-M6 link road

Highways England is consulting on building a link road between the M54 and M6 in the West Midlands. The M54 merges with the M6 southbound at junction 10a but northbound travellers must leave the motorway network and take other routes to connect with the M6 northbound at junction 11 or 12 or the M6... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT part-funds A120 Herts bypass

The DfT has awarded £27.4m towards Hertfordshire County Council’s £39.6m Little Hadham bypass on the A120 between Bishop’s Stortford and the A10. Work on the 2.5-mile road will start this month and should be complete next autumn. ... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Transport policy-makers ‘must grasp power of algorithms’

Peter Stonham

Transport policy needs to recognise the arrival of the age of algorithms and policy- makers must become algorithmically literate to deal with a range of challenges from machine-driven systems, Governments have been warned. A new report by the International Transport Forum, presented last week at... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Consultants eye Cambs business

Consultants will be briefed next week about market opportunities to help deliver transport investment in the Cambridgeshire area. Cambridgeshire County Council estimates that about £13m of consultancy work a year will be needed to support the transport investment plans of the Cambridgeshire... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Cambs CA consults on new LTP

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is consulting on a new local transport plan (LTP) for the area. The plan, prepared by consultant Steer, outlines the authority’s major infrastructure priorities, including the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) bus rapid transit... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

HE consults on A428 Cambs dualling

Highways England is consulting on the detailed designs for the ten-mile A428 dualling project linking the Black Cat roundabout in Bedfordshire to the Caxton Gibbet roundabout in Cambridgeshire. The project will replace the only remaining single carriageway section between Milton Keynes and... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Still no date for completion of Cardiff’s new bus station

Still no date for completion of Cardiff’s new bus station

The Welsh Government has still not concluded funding negotiations for Cardiff’s long-delayed bus station and does not know when the facility will open. Construction has yet to begin at the site near Cardiff Central... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL selects Silverlink Tunnel bidder

Transport for London has named the Riverlinx consortium as preferred bidder to design, build, finance and maintain the twin bore Silverlink road tunnel under the Thames in East London. Riverlinx comprises: Aberdeen Standard Investments, the BAM PPP PGGM joint venture, Cintra, Macquarie Capital, and... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Four suppliers for Midlands Alliance

The Midlands Highways Alliance has announced the four suppliers on its new professional services partnership (‘PSP3’) framework, which could be worth up to £70m over four years. The firms on Lot one (professional services) are AECOM and Amey Consulting. The firms on Lot two... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Immense wins HE road contract

The Connected Places Catapult has awarded Immense Simulations a contract to develop a decision support tool to help Highways England manage the motorways in the West Midland conurbation (the ‘Birmingham Box’). The software will be installed at HE’s West Midlands regional control... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Sunday Times warns Scots against workplace parking levy proposals

Sunday Times warns Scots against workplace parking levy proposals

On 26 May Sunday Times columnist Gillian Bowditch was strongly critical of plans to give Scottish councils powers to introduce workplace parking levies. “At the risk of sounding like a poor girl’s Jeremy Clarkson, the newly proposed workplace... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Re-thinking walking and cycling in the route to sustainable travel

I t was always mistaken to think that transport is only about vehicles. The logic was flawed, for many interlocking reasons including its failure to deliver promised benefits even on the classical rather narrow appraisal criteria dominated by speed. Walking and cycling are more important for... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment
In Passing - HS2 - Concrete Society Award 1971 - M4 Relief Road

In Passing - HS2 - Concrete Society Award 1971 - M4 Relief Road

Will it be built or won’t it? City AM newspaper has assessed the likelihood of HS2 going ahead under each of the candidates to lead the Conservative Party. In order of the likelihood (according to the bookies) of them being our next great... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Exhibition celebrates history of Leeds’ Merrion Centre

Exhibition celebrates history of Leeds’ Merrion Centre

A new exhibition charts the changing face of Leeds city centre’s first purpose-built shopping centre. The Merrion Centre was opened Town Centre Securities (TCS) in May 1964. The mall was novel in featuring an... continue

6 Jun 2019Parking Review News
Let’s talk about car parks

Let’s talk about car parks

Cecilia Lindström

So often in our day-to-day practice, architects and designers create... continue

6 Jun 2019Parking Review Features

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