Sustainable travel central to Lancaster CC’s Morecambe funding bid

Sustainable travel and improved walking and cycling facilities is at the heart of a £25 million bid by Lancaster City Council to the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, to help regenerate Morecambe town centre. This is part of plans to make central Morecambe a better place to live, visit and trade and builds on extensive […]

Innovate UK calls for businesses to apply for £15m zero emissions fund

Businesses can now apply for a share of a £15 million Innovate UK fund to support the development of zero emission vehicle technologies and a supporting supply chain. This forms part of the Government’s £80 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Driving the Electronic Revolution Challenge to help the UK put green technologies at the heart […]

Preferred bidder announced for A465

The Future Valleys consortium (FCC, Roadbridge, Meridiam, Alun Griffiths (Contractors) and Atkins) has been appointed Preferred Bidder by the Welsh Government on the sections 5 and 6 project on the A465. Future Valleys is a consortium comprising large international construction companies, alongside established financial investors, each with significant experience of working in partnership with the […]

M60 could soon get its missing link

An eight week consultation is to be launched today by Highways England on providing the M60 with a ‘missing link’ to ensure drivers continue on the road instead of moving to the M62 often without realising. At the moment all drivers travelling eastbound at junction 18 easily find themselves on the M62 towards Leeds if […]

CIHT Awards shortlist announced

The 2020 CIHT Awards shortlisted has been finalised following a series of unique programme of digital initiatives, including a virtual awards presentation tomorrow to announce the winners. “This year, the CIHT Awards will be presented in a new and different way. Never more than now, has there been a reason to celebrate who we are, […]

New simulation tool will help local authorities plan more effectively

A new simulation tool that will help local authorities plan the future of cities and town and help implement ‘green’ schemes such as active travel, has been launched by technology company, Immense. Created in partnership with fleet managers, transport authorities, infrastructure operators and energy providers, the cloud-based system simulation platform uses digital replicas of real […]

BMW and Mercedes suspend driverless collaboration

Less than a year after they started working together, BMW and Mercedes have announced they’re putting their development cooperation on hold. In a statement, BMW says that the two companies have arrived at a “mutual and amicable” agreement to concentrate on their existing development paths – which may also include working with current or new […]

US introduces voluntary CAV data reporting

American vehicle safety regulators are unveiling a voluntary national scheme to disclose data on autonomous vehicle testing. At the moment the regulation varies state-by-state with California requiring publication of every accident, while other states do not. Reuters reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is unveiling the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe […]

Unmarked lorry catches bad drivers in North Yorkshire

Police in an unmarked lorry cab have led to the identification of a range of driving offences in North Yorkshire. The officers use their height in the vehicle to better spot people breaking the law – they then call marked police vehicles to come along and stop the drivers. Although they say that on the […]

New London Congestion Charge price and timings come into effect

London’s Congestion Charge has risen to £15 per day and will now operate for longer, and seven days per week. Transport for London says the increase from £11.50 per day and the lengthening of enforced hours to 10pm is part of a bailout deal with the Government to cover a shortfall in revenue budget deficit. […]


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