Shapps delays M25 junction upgrade

The Transport Secretary has decided to delay the upgrade of the notorious roundabout at junction 28 of the M25 which intersects with the A12. The Transport Minister Andrew Stephenson has made a written statement on behalf of his boss Grant Shapps confirming that it has been necessary to extend the deadlines for decisions made under […]

Transport Scotland awards further £6.2 million in grants to help drive down bus emissions

The Scottish Government has awarded a further £6.2 million in grants to 20 Scottish bus and coach operators to help with the financial costs associated with engine and exhaust retrofitting. The fourth round of the Bus Emission Abatement Retrofit Fund (BEAR) will see 379 older buses and coaches adapted to achieve the Euro VI mission standards, through […]

ITS (UK) finishes year with a surge of new Members

The vehicle safety testing centre Thatcham Research, international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty and CCTV technology company Exeros Technologies have become the latest Executive Members of the country’s Intelligent Transport Systems Industry Association, ITS (UK). Executive Members of the Society are seen as industry leaders and help run the organisation and set its direction and focus. […]

Latest DfT transport statistics reflect pandemic lockdowns

Over 580 passenger kilometres were travelled in Great Britain in 2020, a fall of 33% from 2019 after long-term growth since 1960. This meant people made 739 trips on average across private and public transport in 2020 in England, down 22% from 2019 also. The figures form part of the latest transport statistics from the […]

London’s Congestion Charge timings changed

Drivers in London will no longer have to pay for journeys after 6pm, but the daily price of £15 will remain, as will weekend charging, under changes announced by Transport for London. TfL introduced temporary changes to the Congestion Charge last year, as a condition of the May funding settlement, which included raising the charge from […]

Transport Scotland awarding contracts for A9 Dualling

£2.2 million worth of contracts have been awarded for the preparatory work to turn the Tomatin to Moy stretch of the A9 in Scotland into a dual carriageway. Inverness based AOC Holdings is the successful tenderer for an archaeology contract worth approximately £650,000 and Wills Bros Civil Engineering gets around £1.5 million of enabling works […]

California withdraws company’s driverless testing permit

A California regulator has suspended a driverless testing permit for startup technology firm Pony.ai following an accident — the first time it has issued such a suspension. CNBC reports that In October, a Pony.ai vehicle operating in autonomous mode hit a divider in the central reservation and a traffic sign in Fremont after turning right, according to […]

Nearly two-thirds of people “not interested” in shared mobility

A new survey suggests that 63% of people are not interested in taking advantage of shared mobility schemes such are ride hailing or car sharing services. Automotive Management reports that the YouGov mobility survey of 2,400 people for the technology company Stripe gave participants 10 options and asked them what their motivations would be for […]

Chelmsford’s Oasis Bridge refurbishment complete

An eight-month maintenance programme to refurbish one of the largest structures that Essex Highways maintains has been successfully completed. The work on Oasis Bridge, Chelmsford, has been carefully co-ordinated alongside other nearby roadworks to minimise local disruption as the bridge supports a main route into Chelmsford city centre, carrying the A138 Chelmer Road dual carriageway […]

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