Scottish Government to support Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams with £9m of emergency funding

The Scottish Government is to provide up to £9 million of emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams in response to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding announcement follows detailed discussions with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Edinburgh Trams regarding available resources due to the unprecedented impact that Covid 19 […]

Nottinghamshire commits to major highways investment

£55 million is being pumped into Nottinghamshire’s highways and transport network over the next year to improve roads, introduce integrated transport schemes and update traffic management. The investment is made up of £54.6m from capital and £0.97m from revenue funding and works included within the programme are comprised of councillor, stakeholder and community suggestions. Councillor […]

Highway Care merges businesses to form Highways Division

Road safety and security company Highway Care is merging its Road Barriers and Mobile Traffic businesses to form a Highways division to focus on the hire, sale, and turnkey provision of solutions and services for the highways and traffic market. The new division of the Kent-based company will include temporary barriers and permanent barriers, terminals, […]

Boris calls for driverless tube trains

Boris Johnson says any future government bailout of Transport for London should come on the condition that it reduces its reliance on human drivers on the tube network. City AM reports that the Prime Minister told journalists that trains can be run without somebody sitting in the driver’s cab all the time. “So what I […]

Oldham granted £6m to improve transport infrastructure

The borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester’s been granted a total of more than £6 million to fund essential work on bridges and other parts of its infrastructure. Nearly £4.2 million will be spent to ensure the Waterloo Street and Wellington Street bridges can “continue to carry thousands of vehicles a day for years to […]

Being pro bike and pro walking is also pro car – opinion

The founder of Transport Strategy consultancy Mobility Lab is arguing that road closures narrowing to make more room for walking and cycling is not an attack on motoring. Writing on LinkedIn in response to criticism of the road changes which are being blamed by some as leading to more congestion, James Gleave wrote, “Being pro-pedestrian […]

Nissan adds multiple ADAS features to mid-range vehicle

In the late 90s car companies advertising in the UK were keen to promote air conditioning in their vehicles as a new standard – beforehand it’d been the preserve of only top-of-the-range vehicles. Now the same could be happening to automatic driver assistance systems. The £15,000 Nissan Sentra is offering a range of driver aids […]

Uber buys food delivery firm to grow non-passenger business

Global ridehailing firm Uber is buying food delivery company Postmates for US$2.65 billion (£2.1 billion) to further strengthen its Uber Eats subsidiary. The company says the two businesses are highly complementary, with differentiated geographic focus areas and customer demographics. Uber adds that Postmates has strong relationships with small- and medium-sized restaurants, “particularly local favourites that […]

District in Essex sets out air quality plan

The rural district of Maldon near the Essex coast has approved an air quality plan to reduce Nitrogen Dioxide in the area. Maldon District Council’s Air Quality Action Plan involves cleaner transport, smart delivery bays, and clean air walking and cycling routes. The council says raising public awareness of health issues will also be key. […]

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