Fresh efforts to overhaul bus services could see apps and mobile technology play a role in linking up rural stretches of Teesside. The Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) has pledged £257m for transport projects in the next ten years. And the latest TVCA transport committee revealed a brief clue about what it wants to do to improve bus connections in the region's rural communities. Jonathan Spruce, interim transport officer at the TVCA, said work on "key bus corridors" using a "demand response" model was now being explored. Mr Spruce said: "Using technology and app-based information to provide connections into key hubs with rural services, allied to an integrated smart ticketing system, will give you a much better chance of distributing bus network services across the Tees Valley. "There is also a continued need for local road network maintenance improvements." Demand reponse bus networks are nothing new. Services like "Dial-a-ride" have been tried in East … [Read more...] about Why East Cleveland may no longer be ‘cut off’ under transport plan
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0 Have your say A new push is being made to build a flyover on the A1 at Wittering to stop motorists from having to use a “dangerous” junction. North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara has been lobbying the county’s metro mayor James Palmer to help get the flyover built at the accident blackspot to end decades of misery for the villagers. He has also now been granted a meeting with transport minister Jesse Norman to discuss the issue.Currently, access to the village for motorists travelling southbound on the A1 is provided by a junction which requires traffic to turn across the northbound carriageway of the busy road.Plans for a flyover, or a similar scheme, had been made a priority by the Government in 2002, but in 2008 the Highways Agency (now Highways England) decided to scrap the project after research suggested the junction would not provide value for money.However, during a Peterborough City Council planning meeting in 2017 to discuss … [Read more...] about Peterborough MP demands A1 flyover be built at Wittering to stop motorists using ‘dangerous’ junction
More Parliamentary shenanigans this week as we approach the March 29. I write my Herald column on Thursday morning so do not know, as yet, which amendments the Speaker, John Bercow, will select for debate this afternoon. My understanding is the government’s one that incorporates two amendments which passed the last time; seeking an alternative arrangement to the Northern Ireland backstop and the amendment which urged HMG not to leave the EU without a deal (both of which I supported) is one of the amendments being considered. Logically it should pass as each did two weeks ago - but logic isn’t at a premium in Westminster at the minute so it may well have failed by the time you read my column.The truth of it is that both the two main parties (and leaders) are at loggerheads with a group or groups of their own MPs, and struggle to reconcile their differing demands. In addition, neither have a large enough majority to ignore their irreconcilables yet don’t really want to … [Read more...] about How does Chris Grayling remain in post as Secretary of State for Transport?
Big names and leading international companies focus on forward-looking transportation systems and the shift in customer demands in the luxury travel market – Presentation of the latest results of an exclusive international report by Travelzoo and ITB Berlin – For exhibitors, trade visitors and the media admission to the ITB Berlin Convention 2019 from 6 to 9 March is included in the price of a ticket Besides escalating over-tourism conflicts and the impending climate catastrophe, changing transportation systems and the shift in customer demands will be the key topics at the ITB Berlin Convention from 6 to 9 March 2019. This year, the leading think tank of the global travel industry is presenting an outstanding program again. More than 400 leading speakers representing tourism, business and politics will be taking part in discussions at a total of 200 events. They include First Lady of Iceland and United Nations Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development … [Read more...] about Forward-looking transportation systems feature at ITB
The strike by ‘Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe’ (BVG) employees will take place from the start of operations (3.30am) until 12noon. It affects the U-Bahn (subway), trams and buses across Berlin. The powerful Verdi trade union called on its members to down their tools and walk out as part of the so-called ‘warning strike' in a dispute over pay and conditions. SEE ALSO: Berlin public transport to come to a standstill Friday amid strikes SEE ALSO: Berlin attorney general wants to scrap criminal penalties for fare evasion The last strike by BVG workers – in 2012 – lasted 15 hours, however, it took place on a Saturday, meaning it had less of an impact although still caused huge disruption at the time. It is estimated that more than one million BVG passengers will be hit by the latest action, with many more facing the knock-on effects due to overcrowding on other forms of transport like the S-Bahn. The strikes will come after a day of industrial action in Berlin … [Read more...] about How Friday’s public transport strike in Berlin will affect you