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Contactless bus payments huge success across South Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 8th March 2018 in Council news news

First South Yorkshire has recorded over 42,000 contactless transactions since launching the new payment method over one month ago, with an average of 2,100 people switching to contactless every week.


Shoppers to benefit from extra parking incentives

Published on Thursday, 1st March 2018 in Roads, parking and transport news

Shoppers and visitors to Rotherham will be able to benefit from a new parking offer from this weekend.


Have your say on Sheffield City Region transport plans

Published on Friday, 5th January 2018 in Transport policy news

Consultation on the future of transport across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is set to go live from Monday 8 January.


Householders reminded to contact the Council

Published on Thursday, 9th November 2017 in Vehicle access - kerbs news

Householders in Rotherham are being reminded to check with the Council before carrying out any work on the pavements outside their properties.


Millions of pounds to be pumped into transport schemes

Published on Monday, 23rd October 2017 in Council news news

Almost £10m in Government funding is set to be pumped into three different transport schemes in Sheffield City Region.


Improvement work continues at Corporation Street

Published on Tuesday, 26th September 2017 in Town Centre news

Motorists are being advised that a town centre car park will be temporarily closed from October 9, as improvement works for cyclists and pedestrians continue.


Minister launches first Citylink tram train into service

Published on Friday, 15th September 2017 in Council news news

Government Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP launches first Tram Train into service.


Bus travel helps thousands of young people take part in community programme

Published on Thursday, 17th August 2017 in Council news news

This summer thousands of young people from South Yorkshire will benefit from free travel when taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in partnership with EFL Trust.


HS2 route announcement

Published on Monday, 17th July 2017 in Council news news

Cllr Chris Read, Leader of Rotherham Council, said: ďThe government and HS2 have made the wrong decision today.


WSP appointed to major transportation study launched into M1 junctions 33 & 34

Published on Tuesday, 30th May 2017 in Roads, highways and pavements news

Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP has been appointed by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council to lead on a study.


Enhancements to child concessionary travel approved

Published on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 in Public transport news

Discounted public transport fares are to be offered to more young people in South Yorkshire.


Confused Brits donít know where to find their bus stop to get to work

Published on Thursday, 4th May 2017 in Public transport news

A new poll* by First South Yorkshire has found that nearly half of Brits surveyed donít know where their nearest bus stop is located to take them to work. The research follows the recent news that UK


Enhancements to child concessionary travel proposed

Published on Friday, 28th April 2017 in People and communities news

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee is being invited to consider whether concessionary travel arrangements for young people in South Yorkshire will be enhanced.


A57 essential road maintenance set to begin

Published on Monday, 20th March 2017 in Woodsetts news

Motorists are being warned to expect some night time disruption as repair work takes place on one of Rotherhamís busiest routes.


Road improvements scheduled for Lime Grove

Published on Friday, 10th March 2017 in Swinton news

Rotherham Council is carrying out repairs and improvements across the borough as part of its £10 million 2020 Roads Programme, with Swinton residents the latest to see the benefits.


Crackdown on persistent evaders brings results

Published on Tuesday, 7th February 2017 in Roads, parking and transport news

A Council crackdown on rogue motorists who persistently evade parking fines with unregistered vehicles has been hailed a success.


Road improvements given go ahead as grant approved

Published on Thursday, 2nd February 2017 in Roads, parking and transport news

Key road improvements have been given the green light as a funding bid by Rotherham Council was approved by Sheffield City Region this week.


First South Yorkshire trials new mobile tickets for children

Published on Tuesday, 24th January 2017 in Public transport news

From 23 January parents across the region can purchase mobile tickets and transfer these onto their childís phone, for use on First South Yorkshire services.


Be safe this Christmas and New Year book a Rotherham taxi

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

Have fun and stay safe - book a Rotherham taxi. Thatís the message Rotherham Council is giving to party-goers over Christmas and New Year.


Speedier boarding times predicted if bus customers switch to mobile tickets

Published on Tuesday, 20th December 2016 in Public transport news

Research highlights that bus boarding times would be 75 per cent faster if customers paid for tickets via their mobile phone.


Taxi drivers lose court appeal over cameras

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

A group of taxi drivers have lost an appeal against new rules that require them to install a taxi camera in their vehicles.


Secretary of State approves return of licensing powers to Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the Communities Secretary Sajid Javidís decision to hand back licensing powers to the authority, with immediate effect.


Rotherham Council leaders welcome new report into Trans-Pennine Tunnel - which could open up the north

Published on Friday, 9th December 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

Rotherham Council has welcomed a new Trans-Pennine Tunnel study report.


Motorists warned of delays at Parkgate

Published on Thursday, 1st December 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

Motorists are being warned of severe delays in the Parkgate area following a burst water main.


Secretary of State plans to return licensing powers to Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 19th October 2016 in Commissioners news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed handing back of licensing powers by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.


New taxi rules bring about change

Published on Monday, 10th October 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

Passengers are starting to see the benefits of new taxi rules introduced by Rotherham Council, with taxi cameras fitted or soon to be fitted in over 500 vehicles.


£29.8m Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch

Published on Friday, 2nd September 2016 in Public transport news

Bus passengers travelling between Rotherham and Sheffield will benefit from a new high quality 'X1 Steel Link' service, following completion of the £29.8 million Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North scheme.


High Speed Two (HS2) Ė find out more at public meetings in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

Alternative recommendations for HS2ís route and station proposals in South Yorkshire have been published by the Government.


New taxi rules set gold standard

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

In the week which sees cameras installed in most Rotherham taxis Rotherham Council talks about the changes being made and how to report concerns if you think the regulations are not being met.


Road scheme revised following local concerns

Published on Thursday, 23rd June 2016 in Roads - road-works news

Thurcroft residents are being advised of traffic disruption when a major road through the village is reconstructed from the end of June.


ĎSuperchargedí cycling hits Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 in Cycling - information and advice news

Local businesses and residents are being encouraged to re-discover the joy and convenience of cycling following the arrival of a fleet of electric bikes in Rotherham.


South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership supports "Edward" initiative

Published on Tuesday, 24th May 2016 in Road safety news

South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership will support a brand new initiative aimed at cutting death and injury on Europeís roads.


New taxi camera rules come into effect

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Commissioners news

Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.


Families light up local area with lantern walk

Published on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 in Schools and education news

Families who attend Maltby Crags Community School, recently lit up their local area with a lantern walk bringing communities of all ages together.


Changes to town centre parking fees

Published on Thursday, 10th March 2016 in Business and investment news

Rotherham shoppers will be able to park longer for less when they visit the town centre.


Bus Partnership sees £7m investment to improve public transport in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

A £7m investment in Rotherhamís bus network means thereís never been a better time to visit the town by public transport.


Free parking set to continue at Forge Island

Published on Monday, 25th January 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham shoppers can continue to benefit from free parking at the Forge Island car park when they visit the Town Centre.


Views sought on Rotherham Councilís budget proposals

Published on Wednesday, 20th January 2016 in Libraries news

People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.


New buses unveiled by First South Yorkshire

Published on Tuesday, 19th January 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

A total of 22 new vehicles have been unveiled in Rotherham following a £5m investment by First South Yorkshire.


UK's First Tram Train Unveiled in South Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 10th December 2015 in Roads, parking and transport news

The UKíS first Tram Train will be unveiled by Transport Minister Andrew Jones together with the Tram Train project team at an official event in Sheffield today (Thursday 10 December).

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