DfT to issue updated statutory Network Management Duty guidance to ensure cycle and walking schemes remain in place long enough for their impacts to be properly assessed

The Department of Transport (DfT) will be issuing updated statutory Network Management Duty guidance to all local transport authorities soon which will make clear that they should always leave cycling and walking schemes in place for long enough for their impacts to be properly assessed. This is according to Chris Heaton-Harris, Minister of State for […]

Driverless start-up Aurora valued at $13 billion

The Amazon-backed driverless start-up Aurora is going to be publicly listed, valued at $13 billion, which is roughly £9.4 billion. An article on the Nasdaq website confirms it had agreed to merge with a Silicon Valley “blank cheque firm” backed by financiers Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus. It says the deal with Reinvent Technology Partners […]

LTNs “force trades to hike prices”

It’s being claimed that trades such as builders, plumbers and electricians are having to raise their prices to cover the extra travelling costs caused by low traffic neighbourhoods in London. The Daily Telegraph says it’s spoken to people who have had to increase their charges by up to 25% because it’s taking them much longer […]

Norfolk to get £26.2 million funding for A140 Long Stratton Bypass

Norfolk is set to benefit from £26.2 million in government funding to help construct the planned A140 Long Stratton Bypass, the Department for Transport has announced. The scheme will see a new 2.5-mile road built to the east of Long Stratton, ensuring faster and smoother journeys while directly supporting plans for 1,800 new homes and the development […]

Marlborough Highways trialling electric Wacker Neuson digger and dumper

Marlborough Highways has been working with one of our innovation partners, Wacker Neuson, to trial an electric EZ17e Digger, DW15e Dumper and plates. The battery powered construction machines are part of Wacker Neuson’s Zero Emission range which focus on three key features: ecology (reducing CO2 emissions), economy (motor efficiency) and operator-friendliness (healthier, quieter and emission-free […]

UITP launches new public transport paymens forum

The international public transport association UITP has teamed up with Visa and what it cals other key players from the industry launched the new Urban Mobility Open Payments Forum. The Forum aims to advance adoption of open loop payment systems in public transport across the globe and help cities create efficient, inclusive, and sustainable door-to-door […]

Musk promises to open up Tesla’s charging network to other EVs

The Tesla owner Elon Musk has tweeted that his company’s bespoke electric charging network will be opened up to other electric vehicles later this year. The billionaire was responding to a tweet which commented about Tesla deciding to create their own charging connector, which some say is unfair to other EVs. “How about no support […]

Leicestershire on the path to making more cycling and walking improvements

Plans to increase cycling and walking in Leicestershire through a combination of creating more networks, revamping existing routes and teaming up with schools and workplaces have moved closer, according to the council. Leicestershire County Council has been asking members of the public for their views on the issue, with more than 2,400 people responding to a […]


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