Amey takes on 250 new employees as its South West Scotland contract goes live

Amey is officially the new provider responsible for inspecting, maintaining and improving the motorway and trunk road networks across the South West of Scotland, taking on 250 new employees as part of the contract that went live yesterday. To ensure that the routes are safe and well-maintained, Amey will be delivering all cyclical and reactive […]

Covid “devastating” bus and coach market

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show just 328 buses and coaches joined the UK fleet in the second quarter of the year, down more than three-quarters on the year before. Only 51 of these were single-decker buses, down by more than 90% on last year and thanks to an almost-complete […]

Cycling violation fines nearly halve in London

New figures suggest that the number of cyclists punished in London for breaking rules such as riding through a red light or on the pavement fell by more than 43% in the first six months of the year. The Times reports that 1,825 cyclists faced enforcement action by police, compared to 6,500 in the whole […]

American university researching bike and car interactions

Researchers at America’s Morgan State University in Baltimore have installed a simulator to accurately research how drivers and cyclists interact on different types of road. The Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies is using a FORUM8 simulator in the hope of improving the safety of drivers. The new research project will record how drivers […]

Uber and Lyft consider pulling out of California

The American ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are reported to be considering ceasing operations in their home state of California over a legal row concerning the status of their employees. Reuters reports that a judge in the state has refused to give them more time to appeal against a decision to designate drivers as state […]


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