HE planning smart motorways education campaign

Highways England is planning to run a £5 million TV campaign educating drivers about smart motorways. The Telegraph reports that the Department for Transport explains that the campaign will “improve people’s confidence in using all types of motorways, including what to do in the event of a breakdown in a live lane.” This news follows […]

Microsoft shows driverless intent with Cruise investment

Microsoft has increased its stake in race to monetise autonomous car technology by investing an undisclosed amount in General Motors’ driverless division Cruise. The Telegraph reports that it’s joined a $2 billion (nearly £1.5 billion) funding round which has increased Cruise’s valuation to $30 billion (around £22 billion). The paper adds that the deal also […]

A1 Birtley to Coal House scheme makes progress after obtaining development consent

The A1 Birtley to Coal House Improvement Scheme is set to go ahead after being granted development consent. The project will include the widening of the A1 south of Gateshead to four lanes between junction 65 and 67 on the southbound carriageway and three lanes with lane gain/ drop between junctions on northbound carriageway to […]

TfL drops cashless plans

Transport for London has decided not to press ahead with plans to remove the cash option from all its ticket machines. It had considered it to reduce the spread of viruses in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis but London’s financial paper City AM reports that it changed its mind after lobbying. One group opposed […]

Rotherham could get Sheffield City Region funding to increase cycle routes

Key routes across Rotherham town centre could be transformed thanks to regeneration funding. The Sheffield City Region copuld spend up to £11 million on infrastructure to accommodate cyclists in pedestrianised areas, on a new bridge as part of the Forge Island scheme, and on creating walking and cycling routes between Rotherham and Sheffield. The Rotherham […]

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