Transportation

ITS (UK) comes on board for Road Expo Scotland

ITS (UK) will be an official partner for this year's Road Expo Scotland when it returns to the SEC, Glasgow Exhibition Centre in December.

 
 
  • £45m accidental windfall for Merseytravel

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has admitted overpaying Merseytravel by more than £45m in grants over 10 years.

  • Barney over new green rail logo

    The rail industry has launched a new, green version of the classic British Rail logo to promote rail’s environmental benefits, but the original logo’s designer has sharply criticised the new version.

  • New travel statistics show lockdown impact

    New travel statistics that show the impact of the pandemic and lockdowns, found that while people in England obviously travelled less often and less far last year than in 2019, they walked and cycled further.

  • Floundering rail commute numbers spark cascade of concern

    Train commuting is at just 33% of pre-pandemic levels, latest industry figures show, prompting fears of a potential hammer blow to the high street and a rise in traffic jams across the country.

  • Campaigners raise alarm on bus strategy

    A commuter group has called on ministers to ‘pause’ their flagship National Bus Strategy and urgently review the legislation behind it, describing the strategy as an accelerated programme of Enhanced Partnerships whose purpose is to revive the ‘failed policy’ of deregulation.

  • Rail firm makes room for returning commuters

    Greater Anglia has reintroduced some services that were cut because of the pandemic and added more new electric commuter trains to its fleet.

  • New £42m bailout for Scottish buses

    The Scottish Government has approved a further £42m of support for bus operators, to run up to the end of March.

  • Reheated accessiblity pledges fail to impress

    Ministers have promised that the Government's National Disability Strategy will boost inclusivity across the entire transport network but the strategy contains few new commitments.

 
 
 
 

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Analysis

  • Little help for captive commuters

    Emily Yates of the Association of British Commuters asks whether so-called flexible season tickets are a price trap, designed to upsell rail passengers back to season tickets.

     
  • Following the launch of the Williams-Shapps plan, Hugo Jamson, creative director at NewTerritory, argues that rail needs rethinking end-to-end if it is to continue as a viable and valued part of our transport infrastructure.

     
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