Model predicts property impact of transport schemes

A software tool has been developed for estimating the impact road and public transport improvements have on property values. The Government’s National Infrastructure Commission commissioned the Institute for Fiscal Studies to develop the property uplift tool, which predicts the uplift in residential and commercial property values arising from journey time savings of transport improvements. South…

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Sturgeon: ScotRail is in ‘last chance saloon’

Scotrail

Sturgeon: ScotRail is in ‘last chance saloon’ The Scottish government has accepted a remedial performance plan from ScotRail, but first minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned the company to treat it “very much as a last chance saloon”. She told MSPs that if performance does not improve or ScotRail fails to deliver contract requirements it “does…

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Regulatory reviews to smooth way for new mobility products

Regulatory reviews to smooth way for new mobility products

The DfT is launching regulatory reviews to smooth the way for innovative mobility products and services. One review will look at the barriers to introducing ‘micromobility vehicles’ such as e-scooters on Britain’s streets. Another will look at shaping the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) market. A third will look at bus, taxi and private hire…

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£4bn Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro is ‘deliverable’

Cambridge has one of the fastest growing city economies in the UK. But this growth is bringing challenges for transport, and if these challenges are not addressed then the handbrake could be put on future growth. It was challenges like this that had the Government create ‘metro mayors’ in England and the new combined authority…

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Clarity urged for rail enhancement programme

approach to rail enhancements, saying the system gives no clarity to suppliers about future levels of investment. The Rail Industry Association wants the Government to publish a list of enhancements proposed for Network Rail’s control period 6, the new five-year regulatory period that commences next month. Birmingham’s Class D CAZ approved, as Bath proposes Class…

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The road to a national bus strategy will be challenging

Bus Strategy

In recent months there has been a lot of discussion in England about the case for government to formulate a long-term national investment strategy for buses and coaches. Some might be puzzled why there isn’t one already. There are investment strategies for roads and railways – why not buses? After all, they account for three…

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Coventry puts nitrogen dioxide compliance back in Government’s court

NO2 Pollution

Coventry City Council has ruled out introducing a charging clean air zone, even if the Government rejects the council’s bid for £80m to deliver an alternative set of measures to bring nitrogen dioxide concentrations down to legal levels. Coventry says its proposed package to upgrade vehicle fleets, change traffic management changes and build new cycle…

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Transport for London joins the DRT revolution

Transport for London is set to become the latest transport provider to test the potential of tech-driven, Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) services. Last week the capital’s transport co-ordinating body announced plans for a year-long trial of a new on-demand minibus network in Sutton, south London. TfL this week launched a four-week consultation into the plans…

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TfN to review plan against Government’s carbon targets

Transport for the North has committed to review its new strategic transport plan to ensure it contributes to the Committee on Climate Change’s five-year carbon budgets and the Climate Change Act’s 2050 target to greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent against 1990 levels. TfN will prepare a Pathway to 2050 report next year, which…

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