Government teams with charity Scope on Disabled Persons Passenger Charter

The government has joined with disability charity Scope to develop a new Disabled Persons Passenger Charter for bus, coach, taxi, private hire vehicle and rail. Providing a clear explanation of their rights, the charter will improve journeys for disabled people by helping ensure they can travel easily and more confidently. It will bring together a […]

Gloucestershire planning £100m worth of resurfacing over the next four years

Gloucestershire roads need at least another £100m worth of resurfacing work – a task with a four-year investment target, according to a draft council paper. A plan for a post-pandemic county takes the road network on a journey for which resurfacing is the start – with a pitch that residents will ‘feel the difference on […]

National Highways sets up 50-strong environmental team

National Highways has created a new division for Environmental Sustainability, saying this underlines its commitment to the environment and achieving net zero carbon. The new division, headed by Stephen Elderkin, will work with National Highways’ executive directors and board to deliver the ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions to net zero across England’s motorways and […]

Police in London recorded more than 250 e-scooter crashes in first six months of 2021

There are more question marks about the safety of e-scooters with new figures showing that the Metropolitan Police logged 258 crashes involving private vehicles in the first six months of last year. ITV news reports that the Metropolitan Police data was obtained by Labour’s London Assembly policing and crime spokesman Unmesh Desai, who said the […]

Volvo planning driverless journeys this year

Carmaker Volvo has announced it’ll introduce its unsupervised autonomous driving feature Ride Pilot to customers this year. It says by building on an industry-leading safety standard that will feature in Volvo Cars’ next generation of pure electric cars, Ride Pilot aims to free up more time for customers and make driving a Volvo even more […]

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