Transport

Council to use artificial salt marshes to clean waste water

24/06/2022

A new scheme in Leicestershire will see artificially created salt marshes being used to clean oils, diesel and chemicals in water collected from road gullies.

Scotland's bus sector gets a £26m lifeline

23/06/2022

The Scottish Government has confirmed an additional £25.7m to extend recovery funding for the country’s bus sector but the current support scheme will end in October.

West Sussex set to welcome largest-ever EV charger roll-out

23/06/2022

Local authorities in West Sussex are celebrating the largest-ever local authority roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the UK.

Council urges calm as LTN wars break out

22/06/2022

Oxfordshire CC has urged residents ‘to engage constructively’ with its consultation on trial low traffic neighbourhoods after vandalism costing £12,000.

Unleash wave of mayoral devo, says think tank

20/06/2022

A report from the centre right Onward think tank has urged the Government to step back from ‘micromanaging’ England’s cities and counties and unleash a wave of mayoral devolution.

Scottish council to deliver school meals by drone

17/06/2022

Pupils in remote parts of Argyll and Bute on the west coast of Scotland could soon have their school meals delivered by drone.

Electric vehicle plug-in grant comes to an end

14/06/2022

The Government is today closing the plug-in grant for cars and says the focus will now be on expanding the public charge point network.

Charge point operator warns of £1.5bn shortfall in EV funding

08/06/2022

A charge point operator has warned of a £1.5bn shortfall in Government electric vehicle infrastructure funding and called on the private sector to step in.

Improve town centres and connectivity to ‘level up’, says think tank

07/06/2022

Levelling up should focus on improving town centres and connectivity, and ensuring there is a high quality of low skilled jobs available, think tank says.

Scotland's Low Emission Zones await enforcement

31/05/2022

Low Emission Zones (LEZs) have been formally introduced in Scotland’s four main cities but will not be enforced for up to two years.

Council offers support to data analysis businesses

19/05/2022

Milton Keynes Council is offering businesses who are operating in the field of data analysis the opportunity to join a business acceleration programme.

Road-pricing system fairer than fuel tax

16/05/2022

Charging motorists a levy based on the miles they drive would be fairer than taxing fuel and could address the cost of living crisis, think tank says.

DfT spent 15 times more on private than public EV chargers

12/05/2022

Study reveals public money spent on installing off-street residential electric vehicle chargers is 15 times what has been spent on public on-street chargers.

Free bus travel for Ukrainian refugees in Wales

09/05/2022

Refugees fleeing from Ukraine will receive free travel on local bus services, under plans announced by the Welsh Government.

£200m falls short of saving Johnson's zero emission target

04/05/2022

Prime minister Boris Johnson is set to fail in his pledge to deliver 4,000 zero emission buses to England's roads, despite the Department for Transport having another £200m to spend.

England’s poorest areas hit hardest by austerity

03/05/2022

Residents living in England’s most deprived areas were hit hardest by the largest local authority spending cuts during a decade of austerity, think tank says.

City council invites businesses to test-drive electric vans

29/04/2022

Nottingham City Council is inviting businesses to test-drive a new electric van before taking a fully-funded one-month trial.

Shapps confirms e-scooter legalisation in Queen’s Speech

28/04/2022

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed he will make an announcement about the legalisation surrounding e-scooters in next month’s Queen’s Speech.

Campaigners call for e-scooter regulation to improve safety

26/04/2022

Campaigners have joined forces and written an open letter to call for e-scooters to be legalised across the UK in order to dramatically improve safety.

Vast majority of EV drivers use public chargers

21/04/2022

The majority of electric vehicle (EV) drivers use public charge points with 40% using them once a week, a new survey has revealed.

Nottingham council rolls out Oyster-style contactless ticketing system

11/04/2022

Nottingham City Council has successfully rolled out the first Oyster-style contactless ticketing system in the country outside of London.

DfT launches £30m competition to drive local highways decarbonisation

07/04/2022

DfT has launched the second round of the Live Labs competition, which is aimed at supporting projects to decarbonise local highways infrastructure.

Only a quarter of councils published EV strategies

07/04/2022

Only a quarter of local authorities in the UK have published electric vehicle (EV) transition strategies, a freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed.

Burnham will support Manchester Airport ‘any way we can’

06/04/2022

Mayor Burnham has attempted to reassure passengers stuck at Manchester Airport that the GMCA is working to ‘support them in any way we can’.

Councils ‘shafted’ over £1bn bus funding allocations

05/04/2022

The Government has announced a raft of local transport cash allocations but the news was overshadowed by angry local reactions.

Charity calls for ‘mobility credits’ to promote shared transport

04/04/2022

England’s councils have been urged to introduce incentives for people to give up private vehicles to help increase the use of shared transport.

Shapps launches £10m pilot EV charging fund

01/04/2022

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has written to local authority chief executives to launch a pilot £10m bidding scheme to boost local EV infrastructure.

Government announces £2.5m mobility service

29/03/2022

The Government today announced a new funding package to roll out a mobility service to help people unable to drive access alternative forms of transport.

Consultation on end date for sale of new non-zero emission buses launched

29/03/2022

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on setting an end date for the sale of new non-zero emission buses, coaches and minibuses.

Local areas to share £200m to help fund zero emission buses

28/03/2022

Twelve areas in England will share grants totalling nearly £200m to help fund zero emission buses and charging or fuelling infrastructure.

West Midlands gets ready for fleet of 124 hydrogen buses

28/03/2022

A fleet of 124 new hydrogen fuelled buses will be taking to the streets of the West Midlands following the approval of a £30m Department for Transport grant.

Fuel prices hit school transport services

25/03/2022

Spiralling fuel costs are impacting school transport services, with councils set to have to pay providers more or face pupils unable to access free transport.

Council chiefs welcome £1.6bn EV charge point strategy

25/03/2022

Local authorities have welcomed a new Government strategy designed to boost the roll-out of 300,000 electric vehicle charge points by 2030.

Ratio of public chargers to EVs ‘rapidly deteriorated’

24/03/2022

The ratio of public standard chargers to electric vehicles has ‘rapidly deteriorated’, the automotive industry has warned.

Industry leaders call for ‘step change’ in EV charger roll-out

22/03/2022

Industry leaders have called for a ‘step change’ in the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging roll-out to deliver the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars.

Charity warns shared transport 'underrepresented' in councils' strategies

18/03/2022

Scottish councils have been urged to create incentives for people who give up their private cars in favour of shared transport by a charity.

Call for Government-led campaign to promote bus travel

15/03/2022

Reduced passenger numbers could lead to big service cuts without a national Government-led campaign to get people back on board, transport campaigners say.

Greater Manchester bus journeys to cost £2

15/03/2022

Mayor Andy Burnham yesterday announced that under a franchised bus network adult single journeys would cost no more than £2 and single child journeys £1.

Judge backs Greater Manchester bus franchising

10/03/2022

The giant Stagecoach Group has failed in its attempt to block plans for bus franchising in Greater Manchester.

Council announces measures to make Liverpool’s transport network safer for women

08/03/2022

Liverpool City Council has launched a series of measures aimed at making public transport in the city safer for women and girls.

Mayor Khan requests consultation on ULEZ expansion

04/03/2022

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will today announce in a keynote speech in Forest Hill that he is asking Transport for London (TfL) to consult on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) London-wide in 2023.

Government announces £150m final funding package for bus services

02/03/2022

Ministers have announced a £150m, ‘final tranche’ of pandemic-related support to bus and light rail operators across England, a month before existing funding is due to end.

Liverpool City Region takes steps to bring bus services under public control

28/02/2022

Plans to franchise bus services across the Liverpool City Region have taken a step forward, said mayor Steve Rotheram.

Public transport in UK's biggest cities ranked the most expensive in Europe

24/02/2022

Public transport in some of the UK’s biggest cities is the most expensive in Europe, new research has revealed.

Zero Emission Zone to be extended across Oxford city centre

21/02/2022

Plans to extend the Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) from the current pilot area to cover the entire city centre in Oxford have been unveiled.

Automotive industry calls for mandated targets to boost EV infrastructure

16/02/2022

The UK automotive industry has called for mandated targets for the roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure supported by ring-fenced funding for local authorities.

Bike hire schemes reduce car use by 3.7 miles per user every week, report finds

15/02/2022

Bike share schemes across the UK have reduced car mileage for each user by an estimated 3.7 miles every week, a new report has found.

A third of bus services could be cut without emergency funding, experts warn

14/02/2022

Councils have warned nearly a third of bus services will be axed unless emergency funding is extended beyond the end of March.

New greenfield developments encouraging congestion, report argues

08/02/2022

New housing developments on greenfield land are locking local communities into car dependency, a report has argued.

Airport expansion ‘flies in the face’ of democracy

03/02/2022

The leader of North Somerset Council has expressed his ‘extreme disappointment’ at a decision to allow the expansion of Bristol Airport.

Councils urges rethink of overground HS2 station

21/01/2022

An underground station to accommodate HS2 in Manchester would deliver economic benefits worth £333m a year more than the current overground plan, new analysis has found.

Councils concerned taxis ‘not aware’ of upcoming tax checks

06/01/2022

Council leaders are concerned that taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) operators are ‘not aware’ of forthcoming conditionality tax checks, research finds.

County council launches ‘Vaxi Taxi’ scheme

14/12/2021

Suffolk County Council has partnered with local taxi companies to offer a free taxi service to help young people get the COVID-19 vaccination.

More power to metro mayors, northern leaders say

06/12/2021

Business and civic leaders in the North have called for metro mayors to be given more powers over transport infrastructure, education and skills to drive the ‘levelling-up’ agenda.

Northern leaders call for re-think on 'woefully inadequate' rail plan

30/11/2021

Political leaders from across the North have written to the transport secretary to ‘propose a way forward’ on Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR).

Bus operators warn of £5bn funding gap

26/11/2021

Bus operators have warned of a multi-billion-pound funding gap between plans by local authorities and bus operators to improve services and the funding promised by the Government.

Commuter train line exposed to ‘extreme levels’ of pollution

22/11/2021

Three councils have warned that residents living near the commuter train line running through the Chilterns are being exposed to dangerous levels of pollution.

Bradford has worst rail connections of any major British city

15/11/2021

The Yorkshire city of Bradford has the worst rail connections of any major British city, a new study of thousands of train journeys has found.

Councils warn investment in bus services is vital to meet climate targets

10/11/2021

The Government must fully fund the concessionary bus fares scheme if councils are to decarbonise fleets, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Greater Manchester plans carbon neutral transport network

09/11/2021

Greater Manchester has set out its ambition to become the first city-region with a carbon neutral transport network.

E-bikes have potential to replace 100 million care and taxi trips, says report

02/11/2021

Over 100 million car and taxi trips made in city regions could be replaced by e-bikes if the Government meets its targets on getting more people to cycle, a new report said.

Budget 2021: National Highways faces £3.4bn funding cut

27/10/2021

National Highways is facing a major funding cut of some £3.4bn after today’s Budget, with the total for the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS 2) dropping dramatically from the £27.4bn announced last year to £24bn.

Government ‘must step in’ to deliver on 4,000 zero-emission buses promise

25/10/2021

A transport charity is calling for more to be done to deliver a zero-emission bus fleet as figures reveal only a tiny proportion of buses on the road are currently electric.

Cabinet backs 20-20 vision for Oxfordshire

20/10/2021

Councillors in Oxfordshire have backed plans for widespread 20mph limits as part of an ‘ambitious and innovative’ new transport plan that aims to create a ‘healthier, better digitally connected, more active’ county.

Suffolk backs £50m bid to bring smart ticketing to buses

13/10/2021

A £50m plan to transform bus services in Suffolk, providing contactless and multi-operator ticketing and daily fare caps has been backed by county councillors.

‘Shameful inequities’ driving the young out of the countryside

13/10/2021

Young people are abandoning rural communities due to a lack of public transport and affordable housing despite the Government’s much-vaunted ‘levelling up’ agenda, a countryside charity has warned.

Councils face legal obligation to plan and deliver for EVs

06/10/2021

The Government is considering imposing a statutory duty on local authorities to plan and deliver for electric vehicle infrastructure.

MPs call for metrics and monitoring to prevent white elephants

30/09/2021

The levelling up agenda ‘needs to move beyond rhetoric and on to delivery, requiring targets and metrics to enable Parliament and public to identify success’, MPs have said.

County warns fuel crisis hitting school transport services

29/09/2021

School transport services are being affected by the fuel crisis and shortage of drivers, a county council has warned.

Government advisers press for funding overhaul

22/09/2021

The body charged with advising ministers on infrastructure has said competitive funding pots should be replaced.

Wales introduces COVID passes for events

17/09/2021

People will have to show a NHS COVID Pass to enter nightclubs and attend events in Wales from next month, the First Minister announced today.

Sunderland’s e-scooter trial will continue into 2022

17/09/2021

Sunderland’s e-scooter trial will continue into 2022 so that more data on their use can be gathered.

Council set to discuss £500,000 loan to support EV battery production

17/09/2021

Coventry City Council is to discuss a £500,000 loan to help the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) take on new business.

County audit post-16 transport allocations following investigation

16/09/2021

Staffordshire County Council has agreed to audit a fifth of its post-16 transport applications after the ombudsman criticised the way it had made decisions.

The future of e-mobility is built on rapid charging

13/09/2021

Menno Kardolus explains how e-mobility, smart energy management and rapid charging, will be key to enabling smart cities to grow and develop.

Shell aims to install 50,000 EV chargepoints

01/09/2021

Shell has announced that it aims to install 50,000 on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers through their company ubitricity across the UK by the end of 2025.

Utilising the power of hydrogen

23/08/2021

Manish Patel discusses the Government’s new Decarbonising Transport Strategy and the opportunities it brings to local authorities.

Reading council leads on £3.3m project to transform station

18/08/2021

Works for major improvements to Reading West Station began this week with roadworks on the Oxford Road to make space for a brand new station building.

Liverpool e-scooter trial sees over 1,000 bans handed out

17/08/2021

Liverpool's e-scooter hire trial has seen more than 1,000 people handed seven-day bans for antisocial behaviour.

Council awarded £4m for next phase of station’s transformation

16/08/2021

The next phase of Newcastle Central Station’s transformation is expected to begin in September following the appointment of construction company, Tolent.

Northumberland council scheme sees return of ‘lost rail services’

13/08/2021

Six new railway stations are to be built and 18 miles of track are to be upgraded as part of Northumberland council's effort to ‘restore lost rail services’.

Multi-million pound boost to cycling and walking budget

30/07/2021

The Government has announced a £338m funding package to build more cycle lanes and deliver walking schemes to help boost active travel.

Government launches £1.6bn disability strategy

28/07/2021

The Government has launched a new strategy aimed at delivering accessible housing, easier commuting and better job prospects for people living with disabilities.

First shortlist unveiled for £120m zero emission buses funding

07/07/2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced its first shortlist from the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme, providing £120m to support the roll-out of zero emission buses across England.

Three more boroughs join London's e-scooter rental trial

05/07/2021

The number of e-scooters available to rent in London is set to double after three more boroughs joined the trial.

Labour warns UK needs more than 127,000 chargepoints by 2025

29/06/2021

The UK has only 15% of the electric vehicle charging points it needs to meet net zero, according to new analysis.

Council prosecutes firm over traffic jams

23/06/2021

Thames Water has been prosecuted by a London borough after creating what the council said were unnecessary traffic jams three times in less than a fortnight.

Councils can issue traffic fines from December

15/06/2021

Powers to enforce moving traffic offences will not be extended to local authorities in England outside London until the end of the year, a Department for Transport (DfT) minister has said.

Over £600m awarded to 26 new Town Deals

08/06/2021

The Government has announced the latest round of towns deals, which will see 26 towns across England share over £600m.

Planning reform will lead to ‘tide of car traffic’, campaigners say

06/05/2021

Ten organisations have written to housing secretary Robert Jenrick urging changes to proposed planning reforms which they argue will lead to a ‘tide of car traffic’ to already overcrowded roads.

Londoners top list of people most satisfied with where they live

29/04/2021

Residents of built up commuter and ‘affluent’ towns, particularly those living in London, are the most satisfied with where they live, according to new research.

Crowdfunding platform launches offer to roll out EV chargers in Greater Manchester

19/04/2021

Crowdfunding platform Abundance Investment Ltd has launched an offer to fund the roll out of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the Greater Manchester area.

Navigating the new National Bus Strategy

09/04/2021

Bus Users explains what responsibilities local authorities will have for community engagement under the new National Bus Strategy.

‘Left behind’ neighbourhoods isolated by poor public transport

01/04/2021

People living in ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods are cut off from urban centres and services due to poor public transport and low car ownership, new report finds.

Get aboard zero-emission bus scheme, DfT says

30/03/2021

The Government has launched its £120m fund scheme to help local transport authorities in England roll out zero-emission buses.

Minister announces £30m to boost battery and hydrogen technology

30/03/2021

The Government has announced over £30m of investment in battery technology, the electric vehicle supply chain and hydrogen vehicles.

Burnham takes back control with bus franchising

26/03/2021

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has confirmed that he plans to implement bus franchising in the city region ‘as part of plans for a joined-up and truly passenger-focused transport network’.

Coventry gets go-ahead for all-electric buses

24/03/2021

Coventry is set to become the UK’s first All Electric Bus City after the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) backed the project.

Johnson unveils £3bn plan to 'shake-up' bus services

15/03/2021

Councils are being urged to enter into a statutory ‘enhanced partnership’ or franchising agreements with bus companies in order to receive new funding from the Government.

Pandemic could lead to rise in road traffic levels, data warns

04/03/2021

Traffic levels in some of the UK’s largest cities have nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels, new data has revealed.

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Skate parks are not the only fruit

On Go Skateboarding Day, Susannah Walker asks councils and their leisure and park departments to think differently about what facilities they provide for teenagers.
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