Aberdeenshire introduces EV charging tariff

Electric vehicle drivers in Aberdeen are being charged for charging their vehicles, after the Council decided to end its free charging policy. The 21p per kWh charge was approved by the Council last year and came into force on 4 January. When the charging points were installed, there was an expectation by Transport Scotland that […]

LCRIG calls for role of local highway teams to be recognised

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) wants the role of local highway teams to be recognised as they continue to operate during the latest lockdown which will be in force until at least the middle of February. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed a third national lockdown on Monday night with people urged to work […]

Work to continue during lockdown says Highways England

Highways England has confirmed that work will continue during the current lockdown. In an updated released yesterday, Malcolm Dare, Executive Director, Commercial & Procurement at Highways England said: “As with the previous lockdowns and regional restrictions Highways England will continue to operate in the C-19 compliant way that we have all collectively evolved. “Again, the […]

Highways work to continue during lockdown in the Isle of Wight

Island Roads, who manage the highways network in the Isle of Wight, will continue its work to maintain a safe highway network throughout the latest lockdown. As before with restrictions, new improvement schemes — such as the work on Skew and Alresford Road footbridges over the railway line between Lake and Shanklin — are permitted and will […]

Two changes that could have a major impact on the North’s transport in 2021

The way the Government has long made decisions about investment in transport could be changing. Here’s why two key initiatives could have a major difference on the North’s economic fortunes, according to Transport for the North. To read on, click here: Two changes that could have major impact on the North’s transport in 2021 – […]

Improvements to A47 Guyhirn junction to start next month

Construction on a £14 million project to improve a accident blackspot junction near Peterborough is to begin next month. The A47 Guyhirn junction, which is used by more than 20,000 vehicles per day, experiences high levels of congestion during peak hours due to the lack of lane space and poor visibility as drivers approach the […]

Oxbotica secures $47m to fund global autonomous software deployment

Oxford-based autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica has completed a $47 million (£35.5 million) investment round to accelerate the commercial deployment of its autonomy software platform. It says the funding, secured by working with partners across the globe led by bp ventures, is an endorsement of its “go-to-market strategy, deploying its autonomy software in industrial use […]

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