HEATHROW PLANS TO TAKE-OFF?
16 January 2018 | Author: Shabana Anwar, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Starting the New Year with a bang, Heathrow are set to kick-off a public consultation on plans for its expansion. Supporters and opponents will be watching carefully. The battle is now start in earnest.
On 17th January, Heathrow Airport Limited will, in its own words, take "a significant step towards delivery" of its expansion by launching a 10 week public consultation on its emerging proposals for a third, north-western, runway...
MAKING FARES FAIR AGAIN
15 January 2018 | Author: Jim Steer, Director, Steer Davies Gleave
Understandably, most rail sector people are anxious about the consequences of major re-organisation under a Labour Government committed to a "fully integrated railway in public ownership".
But the party's rail policy adviser, Ian Taylor, argues that fragmentation has been damaging and that the complexity of the ticketing system drives customer dissatisfaction and must be tackled. Public support for nationalisation – running at 76% – is likely based on a presumption that rail ticketing and fares would be transformed into something much simpler. The days of bewilderment would end...
BUSES AND DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
12 January 2018 | Author: Paul Buchanan, Partner, Volterra Partners LLP
UK BUS SUMMIT 2018 | 8TH FEBRUARY | LONDON
Paul Buchanan will be speaking at the event next month, in a session on the impact disruptive technology may have on the bus sector. Below, in his blog he gives a brief foresight into what the session may cover...
SETTING OUR DIRECTION FOR THE FUTURE
3 January 2018 | Author: Jim O'Sullivan, Highways England, Chief Executive
Since Highways England became a Government Company in 2015 we have completed 18 schemes on or ahead of schedule and have a further 15 major projects currently in construction.
Within the £15bn Road Investment Strategy we have some specific designated funds. One is the £100m Growth and Housing Fund which provides money for the cost of road improvements that are needed for new developments.