Study finds major problems in American transit cyber security

A major report by one of the world’s leading experts in Intelligent Transport Systems has found significant problems with cyber security in America’s transport system. Scott Belcher’s Transit Industry Cyber Preparedness study describes how a huge flaw in security at the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system meant that “intentionally planted spyware” had been […]

Council facing legal action over lockdown traffic changes

London’s Islington Council could be taken to court over what’s been described as “draconian” new traffic restrictions implemented during lockdown. The website Reaction, run by political commentator Iain Martin reports that a pre-action protocol letter is the first step in a Judicial Review process that could lead to High Court action to have the measures quashed. […]

CAV testing on motorway network moves to second phase

Galliford Try is working with Loughborough University, Innovate UK and Highways England on the second stage of the new research project investigating the implications for autonomous vehicles (CAVs) on the UK motorway network. The first stage of the project highlighted three main areas of concern for the use of CAVs on the motorway network – […]

New cycle corridor for Stockton is planned

A multi-million pound cycle ‘corridor’ is to be created in Stockton to link outer areas with the town centre. Councillors have been told the £6.2m scheme was expected to receive funding via a second tranche of the Government’s emergency active travel fund. Let’s Go Tees Valley surveyed more than a thousand residents in the Tees […]

First ever hydrogen train to be tested on UK mainline

The first ever hydrogen powered train will run on the mainline today as part of a major project in partnership with the University of Birmingham – signalling a big step forward towards the UK’s net zero targets. Today’s trials of the train, known as HydroFLEX, which have been supported with a £750,000 grant from the […]

TfWM wants smart ticketing system to help boost public transport

Government is being urged to fund a £20 million smart ticketing system in a bid to increase the use of public transport across the Midlands. The new system, which is similar to the Oyster card system used by Transport for London, would allow travellers to pay for trips on the rail, bus and tram network […]

Highways England to fund new Plymouth footbridge

Highways England is to continue its investment in the South West’s cycle ways by funding a new project in Plymouth. HE will be funding and delivering a scheme, starting early next year, to widen the Mowhay Footbridge over the A38 to improve the safety of walkers and cyclists. Since 2015 Highways England has invested more than […]

Almost 1,000 signatures to end roadworker abuse inside 24 hours

Nearly a thousand highway professionals have already signed the Stamp It Out petition launched yesterday with the aim of changing the law over abuse of roadworkers. The official government petition needs 100,000 signatures before the subject will be considered to be debated in parliament and the Safer Highways industry led initiative is calling on more […]


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