Hydrogen-fuelled bus trialled in Dublin

A new hydrogen fuel cell electric double-deck is being tested in Dublin. The vehicle will be trialled on a modified Dublin Bus route 9, driven to simulate real-driving conditions while examining emissions and energy efficiencies. An assessment of costs and infrastructural requirements will also be undertaken as part of the country’s Department of Transport’s Low […]

Leeds tenders for highways contractors

Leeds City Council has issued a tender for highway and civil engineering works contractors for schemes valued between £2 million and £7 million. Although the work is primarily within the Leeds district, it may extend across the other Yorkshire and Humberside Authorities. Work will be instructed on an as and when basis and the contract […]

ITS (UK) launches Early Careers Essay Competition for 2021

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association, ITS (UK) has launched this year’s essay award competition for professionals in the early part of their careers. This year’s subject covers ITS solutions and innovations that will help to enable decarbonisation objectives and in particular solutions that do not exist at the moment.  The competition is aimed […]

Virgin Hyperloop shows how it plans to change transport

The Virgin Hyperloop project has published a video showing how it aims to transport people at 670 miles per hour “comfortably, safely and quietly”. The company’s video says that its pods travelling in a near-vacuum environment will eliminate aerodynamic drag, with its proprietary magnetic levitation solution making it ten times more efficient that the world’s […]

Yunex Traffic rapid chargers at heart of new EV hub in Somerset

Yunex Traffic has installed and commissioned two rapid charging units for a new electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Portishead, Somerset. Yunex, which is the new name for Siemens Mobility’s Intelligent Traffic Solutions business, worked with North Somerset Council to install two 50kW rapid DC charging units serving four parking bays, the hub forms part […]

Waymo welcomes first passengers in San Francisco

Google’s self-driving car division Waymo has announced it is starting a driverless car service in San Francisco called the Waymo One Trusted Tester Programme. It says Trusted Tester is a research-focused programme that, for the first time, will invite San Franciscans to actively help it shape the future of fully autonomous ride-hailing. “We’ve been driving […]

Children in London four times more likely to go to school in a polluted area

New analysis for the Mayor of London suggests that children in London are four times more likely to go to school in areas with high levels pollution levels that exceed World Health Organisation limits, than children in the rest of England. The City Hall report says this poor air quality stunts the growth of children’s lungs […]

New walking and cycling improvements planned for York

The City of York Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are proposing a series of walking, cycling and bus improvements along the Tadcaster Road which they hope will help provide “a more attractive, safer and convenient route for all”. The scheme will be funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund which aims […]

Scotland “could miss out on” £20m transport cash over review response

The UK Government’s Scotland Office minister David Duguid has accused the Scottish government of a “lack of engagement” with to the Union Connectivity Review into infrastructure in the UK. The Scotsman reports that the review, led by the current chairman of Network Rail and former commissioner of Transport for London Sir Peter Hendy, is where […]

Bus users in West Sussex asked for feedback

West Sussex County Council has launched a survey to find out more about bus users’ opinions in the county. Its developing a bus service improvement plan with bus companies and other partners to explore ways to help sustain and improve bus travel, in line with the Government’s new National Bus Strategy – “Bus Back Better” […]

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