Council challenges HE over toll “betrayal”

Officials at the East London council Havering has written to the Transport Secretary demanding Highways England reverse a decision not to offer its residents a discount on the future Lower Thames Crossing toll. The council says Highways England had previously promised the council that Havering residents would qualify for a reduction on the toll charge […]

TfL launches app to help socially-distanced travel

Transport for London has released a new travel app which provides real-time train times in a mobile-friendly way with information aimed at enabling travel at quieter times outside peak hours to help customers maintain social distancing. The TfL Go iPhone app also offers alternative routes and walking and cycling options, with TfL promising features will develop […]

CAV engineer jailed for steeling Google’s driverless secrets

A driverless car expert who admitted stealing secrets from Google has been sentenced to 18 months in prison in California. The Daily Telegraph reports that Anthony Levandowski, who helped found Google’s self-driving car project, pleaded guilty to downloading documents containing data about the company’s work and accessing one of them after he had left to […]

Northants proposing bus lane “crack down”

Enforcement officials in Northamptonshire are pledging to crack down on vehicles illegally using bus lanes in order to improve journey times for bus users. The County Council proposal centres on reliable journey times for bus travel as a way of encouraging people to start using buses and reducing car volumes and congestion. The council’s Cabinet […]

Charity calls for “real leadership” on road deaths

The UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, is calling for the Government to show “real leadership” to drive down death and injury on UK roads. The call comes after latest DfT figures showed another year of no real improvement, revealing there were 1,748 reported road deaths in 2019, compared to 1,784 in 2018. […]

HE uncovers 2,000 year old pothole repairs

Contractors working on the A1 upgrade in North Yorkshire have made discoveries which have led to a greater understanding of Roman life, including the fact they had to fix potholes on their roads. Highways England says the “illuminating” discoveries on the stretch between Leeming and Barton, focussed around Scotch Corner have been heralded by Historic […]


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