Stamp It Out petition reaches next milestone

The Highways Sector’s collective Stamp it Out petition to government has now reached its next milestone signatories, in its quest to amend the law around ensuring our Roadworkers are now classified as key workers and afforded the same protection as emergency services. The official government petition needs 10,000 signatures before the subject will be considered […]

Welsh Government plans major reduction in transport emissions with new 20 year plan

A ‘major’ reduction in emissions from transport is expected in Wales over the next 20 years as part of the release of its new draft transport strategy. According to the Welsh Government, transport currently make up 17% of the country’s carbon emissions but Welsh Government has committed to set new and stretching five year priorities […]

Former Transport Minister backs road user charging plan

The former Transport Minister and now leading consultant Steve Norris says reported changes to charging for road use can’t come soon enough. It’s understood the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is looking at a form of road user charging to replace the £40 billion in fuel tax revenue – something that will become essential if the Government […]

LTNs can ‘work for all’, says new report

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) are a low cost, easily implementabelsolution that can contribute to a much needed and fast urban transformation and ‘radical’ reimagining of what and who public space is far, according to a new report. It said that LTNs should be part of longer-term programmes toimprove quality of life across London, and authorities […]

JLR develops Irish smart city hub

Jaguar Land Rover is creating a real-world testing environment for connected technology where self-driving vehicles share the streets with cars, pedestrians and cyclists. It’s working with global software, mobility and telecoms companies to build the Future Mobility Campus Ireland – a collaborative testbed spread across eight miles of public roads. The Smart City Hub will […]

Extra £1.5 million for Shropshire’s roads from Community Infrastructure Levy

An extra £1.5 million will be spent on Shropshire’s roads-mainly on road safety schemes and the installation of cycle routes and crossings. The funding has come from the Community Infrastructure Levy scheme, via developers who are building housing schemes in the region. One of the biggest schemes to have been given approval is a £225,000 […]

Uber may sell its driverless division

Uber is in talks to offload Uber Advanced Technologies Group, the division of its business working on autonomous vehicle technology. Techcrunch reports that ATG, which a year ago was valued at $7.25 billion (£5.5 billion), could be bought by Aurora Innovation, which it says entered purchase talks last month. The report points out that Uber […]


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