£50 million secured to improve connectivity around Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has secured £50 million funding to improve the connectivity in and around the city. The new project, Connecting Sheffield, will include a range of transport schemes focused on delivering change in the city’s walking, cycling and public infrastructure, while encouraging active travel and supporting the shift towards sustainable transport. The council said […]

Mottram bypass project reaches consultation phase

The possible Mottram bypass project that is set to improve journeys between Manchester and Sheffield has reaxhed the public consultation stage. The scheme will take traffic away from Mottram in Longdendale, reducing noise and improving air quality in the village as well as tackling congestion and making journeys more reliable. The village is on the […]

Uber and Lyft win Californian gig economy vote

The ridehailing companies Uber and Lyft have seen their decision to go for a vote in California vindicated, as people in the state supported their call to keep drivers exempt from being classified as company employees. AP reports that around 58% of voters supported Proposition 22, which, had it been lost, would have meant drivers […]

Two train companies suspend services due to Lockdown

Train operators Grand Central and Hull Trains have announced they won’t be running any trains until the end of the latest Government restrictions they’ve imposed as part of their response to Covid-19. The two are Open Access train operating companies who rent time on tracks and are not part of the franchise scheme. As a […]


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