The Blasios digital poster promise is stuck in the park, DOT admits

He had a prop – but no plan! Nearly three years after Mayor Bill de Blasio tossed digital posters and said he would finally curb widespread illegal parking of state employees, his administration has withdrawn from the long-locked-in program, the Department of Transportation quietly acknowledged Wednesday. “NYC DOT will implement a meaningful poster reform with … Read more

Free subway trip New Year’s Eve canceled by London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Diageo, which owns Guinness and Johnnie Walker, and the travel search engine Kayak are among the companies that have previously paid the bill for free New Year’s travel. When a sponsor is not found, TfL has financed the costs. TfL said the Tube services will still run all night this year. A spokesman said: “Following … Read more

Government accuses Transport for London of “unnecessary saber-rattling”

L ondon underground trains from the 1970s must continue to run for another two decades without long-term state support, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL said it would not be able to replace the fleet of 36 Bakerloo trains for “at least another 20 years” without sustained government investment. This is because it would … Read more

NYC Council adopts bills to stem chaos with online delivery trucks

City council members on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a series of measures designed to reduce traffic chaos caused by trucks delivering goods purchased online. One of the measures aims to remove dedicated curb space for people like Amazon and UPS. Legislation requires the city’s Department of Transportation to establish only loadable parking lots in each neighborhood … Read more

Newquay and Dundee secure £ 4.3 million in state aid for direct London flights

The Department of Transport (DfT) announced funding totaling £ 4.3 million for the public service (PSO) routes. The Cornwall Council will receive up to £ 1.8 million to fly between London and Newquay. The government is fully behind UK regional connectivity The route was operated by Flybe until it came to a standstill in March … Read more

Latest news from politics: ‘Determination’ on all sides to end Brexit stand-off without Article 16, says Michael Gove

TThe EU said it had taken a “major step” to resolve post-Brexit problems with Northern Ireland, but called on Britain to compromise so it could reach an agreement. Following a meeting between Brexit Minister Lord Frost and European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic, an EU statement, despite “progress”, stressed that there is still “a real urgency” … Read more

Car consumption appears to be rising in the borough of London after the introduction of low-traffic neighborhoods

But the schemes have divided communities in the midst of claims that many have been poorly designed and are simply shifting congestion and pollution to other roads. Campaigns claiming that Lambeth’s LTNs have forced traffic from affluent neighborhoods onto highways where poorer communities live said the data show the schemes have failed to encourage a … Read more