Transport for the South East’s 30-year transport strategy gets approval

Transport for the South East’s partnership board has approved our thirty-year transport strategy for the South East. It sets out how, with the right investment, it can drive economic recovery and sustainable growth, create jobs, improve opportunity and quality of life and help cut carbon emissions to net zero. Find out more by reading its […]

TTF report highlights the range of benefits connected vehicles deliver to travellers

The latest Transport Technology Forum report into the value of connected vehicles is highlighting how technology boosts productivity, increases safety, helps revitalise high streets and reduces real-world costs. The State of the Connected Nation report summarises a range of Department for Transport funded C-ITS Pilot Projects which have already delivered benefits.  These include smarter parking, […]

Cumbria welcomes additional funding for drainage and bridge work

Cumbria has been awarded £4.968 million of additional to be used to fund an extensive package of drainage and bridge repair and improvement works, helping to maintain and enhance the resilience of the county’s extensive road network. The works will focus on key routes and locations susceptible to flooding. Following the announcement of the additional […]

LGTS adds 25 electric double decker buses to its fleet following new funding

The London General Transport Services (LGTS), part of Go-Ahead Group, has added 25 electric double decker buses to its fleet following a £10m sustainable leasing package from HSBC Equipment Finance (UK) Ltd. The group’s electric bus fleet now totals more than 100 vehicles, which feature iron phosphate batteries that deliver 345 kWh of power and […]

Contractor hails electronic social distancing tags keeping staff safe at work

One of Europe’s largest Civil Engineering companies says its staff have gained confidence about their safety at work by wearing small electronic devices which warn them when they get closer than two metres from a colleague. The BAM Nuttall team working on the Transpennine rail upgrade are testing the tags from keepadistance.co.uk as a way […]

Portsmouth launches air quality consultation

The city of Portsmouth is consulting on how to implement a clean air zone, as data suggests pollution continues to exceed government limits in areas of the city. Despite a drop at the start of the Coronavirus crisis, air pollution levels have been identified to be higher than government air quality objectives along parts of […]

UTG sets out demands for Government help

The group representing England’s biggest transport authorities has released a four-point list of ways it wants the Government to help it deliver public transport in the coming months. It says in response to the Coronavirus, it’s facing challenges to deliver growing demand for public transport as restrictions are eased, whilst still maintaining social distancing rules, […]

HERE trumpets ADAS app

Mapping technology company HERE Technologies has developed a smartphone app that turns a phone into an in-car advanced driver assistance system. The Live Sense SDK uses the phone’s forward-facing camera to detect and point out everyday hazards such as other vehicles braking ahead, pedestrians and cyclists in close proximity, dangerous weather conditions, roadworks, speed limits, […]

Shapps calls for a ‘reframing of the narrative’ around green vehicles

The UK can ‘reframe the narrative’ around green vehicles and show that this generation can drive the transition to zero carbon road transport, according to Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps. Speaking at the LowCVP’s Annual Conference online yesterday, Mr Shapps said that the Covid-19 pandemic ‘has given us a unique opportunity to rethink the way we […]

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