Report calls for better public-private collaboration to decarbonise Scotland

Government must prioritise collaboration with the private sector to cut fossil fuels and decarbonise transport networks if the country is to meet net-zero targets, according to a new report from Addleshaw Goddard and the Fraser of Allander Institute. The ‘Road to Net Zero: On Track?’ report, which comes ahead of the COP26 UN Climate Change […]

Zenzic announces six CAM Scale-Up Programme winners

The organisation working on accelerating the take-up of self-driving vehicles in the UK, Zenzic, has announced the six selected innovators of this year’s Zenzic CAM Scale-Up programme. The programme aims to give UK-based SMEs and start-ups the opportunity to test and develop their products through the CAM Testbed UK, a testing system created to aid the […]

A final chat about Hamburg and four more interviews on Highways Voices

Highways Voices host Paul Hutton has returned from Hamburg and in this podcast he chats with Adrian Tatum about what he saw at the ITS World Congress 2021, and brings you four bonus interviews from the event, sponsored by SWARCO and GEWI. As well as GEWI’s new cycling information service, there were many other active travel solutions on […]

PTV Group bought by private equity firm

The quoted private assets growth investor Bridgepoint is buying a majority stake in transport modelling company PTV Group. The previous owner Porsche Automobil Holding SE will retain what is called “a significant minority stake in the company”. The price has not been disclosed. They say the partnership between Bridgepoint and Porsche SE aims to “further […]

Shropshire Council repairs 15,000 potholes in six months

Shropshire Council has repaired more than 15,000 potholes in the last six months, latest figures show. In total, 15,189 potholes have been tackled since 19 April 2021 – an average of more than 2500 every month – with more being repaired every day. As part of efforts to improve the county’s roads, crews from Shropshire […]

‘Ambitious and innovative’ new transport plan for Oxfordshire

A new transport plan for Oxfordshire has set out a vision to deliver a zero-carbon transport network by 2040 and help create a thriving county, tackle inequality, protect our environment and improve the health and wellbeing of residents. The Local Transport and Connectivity Plan sets out to achieve this by reducing the need to travel […]

Air pollution in Winchester falls below pre-pandemic levels

Air pollution in Winchester has fallen below pre-pandemic levels, according to the council. Although the number of cars coming into the city is back to pre-pandemic levels the morning and evening rush hours are now less intense, reducing pollution. Cllr Martin Tod, Cabinet member for economic recovery, told full Council: “Car parking and traffic levels […]

Johnson hosts “automotive roundtable”

Boris Johnson has met with representatives for leading British and global companies in the automotive sector to discuss what he calls the UK’s electric vehicle revolution. The Prime Minister set out the commitment to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, with growing numbers of electric vehicles coming on the […]

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