Scottish government awards £7.4 million for Ultra-low Emission Bus Scheme

The Scottish Government has awarded £7.4 million through the first round of the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme. The initiative helps bus operators invest in ultra-low emission vehicles and infrastructure  – supporting a green recovery out of the COVID-19 crisis, furthering our ambitions for a net-zero economy and improving air quality through a greener fleet. […]

Hertfordshire Council to offer free salt to the community this winter

Hertfordshire County Council is offering residents and community groups free salt to grit streets as it prepares for winter. The council said it is also offering salt to schools for use on the roads – to help them stay open during icy weather – as well as parish and town councils. The salt will be provided for […]

12 highway and transport schemes get £15.4m of government funding in Somerset

An investment of £15.4m of government funding will be made to help deliver 12 transport schemes in Somerset, the County Council has confirmed. The schemes include improvements to the M5 and A38 at Wellington and protecting the county’s Blue Anchor pub and B3191 from coastal erosion, as well as strengthening a number of bridges across […]

Dana Skelley OBE appointed to lead Hammersmith Bridge task force

Dana Skelley OBE, a former Director of Asset Management at Transport for London (TfL) has been appointed Project Director for the task force set up by Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, to speed up the reopening of the Hammersmith Bridge in London. The task force, which is chaired by roads minister Baroness Vere and includes the […]

St Helens to spend £8 million on highway network

More than £8m of funding has been allocated to spend on St Helens’ highways network. The money consists of various pots of funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and the Department of Transport. The investment, which totals £8,865,000, will go towards supporting St Helens Council in the economic recovery from COVID-19, and will […]

UK car production nearly halves in August

There’s more grim reading from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders about the impact of the Covid-19 restrictions on the car industry. It says production declined 44.6% in August, with just 51,039 units rolling off factory lines as efforts to ramp up production stalled amid the coronavirus crisis. It adds there is weak demand […]

$25,000 self-driving Tesla “within three years”

Telsa’s owner Elon Musk is predicting that his company could produce a cut-price self-driving car within three years, thanks to new technology slashing the cost of batteries. In a “Battery Day” presentation from San Francisco, AFP reports he joined the head of his power team to lay out battery design, material and production innovations that […]


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