• TP Blog: Turning stations green

    But at Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter interchange efforts are being made to spruce up passengers’ surroundings by introducing vegetable planters to the platforms, artwork installations and space for local people to meet, writes TP Editor Mike Walter.

  • Edinburgh sets out city transformation plans

    Proposals for better active travel provision, a low emission zone and possible further tram routes in Scotland’s capital are due to go before the City of Edinburgh Council’s Transport & Environment Committee tomorrow.

  • Off peak delays caused by pinch point projects

    Junction improvement schemes to have eased congestion at peak times have also led to journey time increases outside of the busiest periods, according to a Highways England study.

  • Concern that London’s ULEZ does not go far enough

    The ULEZ requires drivers of vehicles that do not meet strict emissions standards to pay to enter central London. Replacing the former Toxicity Charge, the zone will be in force all day, every day and operate in addition to the existing Congestion Charge.

  • Automated Vehicle Consultation Submission

    Yesterday (18/02/2018), CIHT submitted its response to the Law Commission's review of the regulatory framework for the safe deployment of automated vehicles in the UK. This project aims to make the UK's legal system fit for the introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles.

  • Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani announces £48 million for low emission buses but still no national bus strategy

    At the UK Bus Summit, Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani, today (06/02/2019) announced the Department for Transport’s (DfT) plan to grant £48 million to operators and local authorities to help buy ultra-low emission buses and invest further in charging technology. While such an initiative is positive DfT has yet to develop a national bus strategy for the most used public transport mode.

  • Charities urge greater focus on active travel

    Transport spending on walking and cycling needs to increase from 2% to 5% if Government is to have any hope of meeting its active travel targets, three charities have said.

  • Continuing decline in bus passenger journeys could be affecting productivity

    The continuing decline in bus journeys taken and bus mileage in England was reaffirmed in The Department for Transport’s annual bus statistics released today (30/01/2019).

  • Brexit distraction is hindering infrastructure delivery claims think tank

    Think tank The Institute for Government (IfG) released its annual Whitehall Monitor report on Tuesday (22/01/2019) and it finds decreasing confidence in the delivery of major government projects, especially for infrastructure projects.

  • Traffic Regulation Orders under investigation

    How Traffic Regulation Orders (TRS) are made, how they are accessed and how they are used across the country is currently being investigated by The Department for Transport, supported by Geoplace.

  • New rules for UK’s self-driving future" consultation announced

    A Law Commission review into "new rules for UK’s self-driving future" was announced earlier this month. Despite a degree of scepticism throughout the industry, government and companies have been preparing themselves for a time when autonomous vehicles (AVs) are widely used throughout the network and what changes need to be made.

  • Consultations October 2018

    In recent weeks CIHT has submitted responses to the Transport Select Committee's inquiries into; Local Roads Funding and Governance, Active Travel, as well as the DfT's consultations on Bus Accessibility and the draft Clean Air Strategy

  • Driving in the EU if there's no Brexit deal

    The government has released it's expectations for driving in the EU if there isn't a future arrangement.

  • Chris Grayling makes Highways England report to parliament

    Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP made his official report to Parliament on Monday 16 July on the performance of Highways England.

  • Highways England adopts mapping software

    Software and clever thinking are helping to better manage roadworks in an effort to reduce disruption on the strategic highway network.

  • Changes urged to planning framework

    Government must provide clear criteria for the siting of new housing to ensure developments meet wider societal objectives around improving air quality, encouraging healthy living and creating inclusive environments.

  • Construction start for Stockport bridge

    The new 38m bridge – just east of Stockport viaduct – will provide a two way link for buses, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians between the A6 and a planned transport interchange in the town centre.

  • Digital thinking to cut down on rail closures

    Network Rail managing director of digital railway David Waboso said new technology and a willingness from the supply chain will help achieve “a starting point of no weekend closures”.

  • Support for Infrastructure Minister grows

    Government should seriously consider introducing a new role of Infrastructure Minister to back major projects, and pension funds would be more likely to invest in schemes if several smaller proposals were packaged together, a former Cabinet Minister has said.

  • Healthy placemaking urged of new housing

    Future housing developments must focus more on creating ‘healthy’ places to live that encourage walking and cycling, according to a report published today.

  • Projects shortlisted for CIHT Awards 2018

    CIHT has announced the companies, projects and initiatives that have successfully made the shortlist for its prestigious Annual Awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 14 June 2018

  • MP calls for post Brexit transport plan

    Britain needs a Brexit Infrastructure Bill to ensure the country has firm plans to upgrade transport connections to ports after leaving the European Union, the Dover MP Charlie Elphicke told a conference yesterday.

  • Councils receive pothole funding boost

    Local roads hit hard by winter weather and the recent ‘Beast from the East’ are set to benefit from an additional £100M made available by the Government to fund road maintenance

  • Digital rail future is a must, event hears

    Railways risk becoming obsolete unless the industry fully embraces digital technology and offers passengers enhanced services, a conference heard on Thursday.

  • Road condition declines despite extra cash

    Record levels of investment in highway maintenance appear to be having little effect on the overall condition of local roads according to the latest survey of councils.

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