New budget proposes £35m more for Telford and Wrekin’s roads

Telford & Wrekin Council is proposing to spend more than £35 million improving and maintaining the borough’s roads over the next two years. In 2020, the council made a commitment to investing more than £50 million between then and2024 to improve and maintain roads and footpaths. This commitment to the borough’s roads was recognised when […]

Glasgow’s new transport strategy aims to to cut car miles used by 30% before 2030

Glasgow’s new transport strategy has reached the next phase of development as a final framework is set out covering more than 100 travel policies. Following a year of consultation, the Glasgow Transport Strategy maps a route towards a network that aims to tackle poverty, fight climate change and create thriving neighbourhoods. With vehicle emissions creating […]

Derbyshire County Council awards Yotta Highways Asset Management Contract

Derbyshire County Council has awarded Yotta, the leading global connected asset management and services provider, a two-year contract, worth more than £1.3 million, to provide it with an externally-hosted (SaaS) Highways Asset Management System with associated services. As part of the contract, Yotta will deliver its Alloy asset management system to the council. There are two […]

Northern leaders call on DfT to release funding for TfN

Political and business leaders across the North are calling on ministers to provide clarity on future funding for Transport for the North (TfN) to allow it to continue working on vital plans to improve connectivity across the region and help unlock economic potential. TfN is the only statutory Sub-national Transport Body (STB) in England and […]

Scottish Government sets out EV charging expansion plans

The Scottish Government has published a vision for electric charging, aiming to deliver accessible, affordable and reliable public network required for the future. It says a just transition is at the heart of the new approach, “where no one is left behind from the benefits afforded by the transition to a net zero transport system”. […]

Tesla posts record profits

The electric car company Tesla has announced a record annual profit of More than $5.5 billion (£4.1 billion). The Daily Telegraph reports that a surge in demand for EVs has seen full-year profits over seven times higher with sales up 71% to $54 billion (£40 billion), both “shattering” Tesla’s previous records and making 2021 a […]

DfT launches Highway Code awareness campaign

The Government’s THINK! campaign is about to launch a £500,000 communications drive, to raise awareness of changes to the Highway Code, so road-users across the country understand their responsibilities. The campaign will run across radio and social media channels, with further campaign activity to follow later in the summer. The changes are set to come […]

Ford aims to be connected commercial vehicles’ “Tesla”

Ford Motor Company Chief Executive Jim Farley says he wants investors and commercial vehicle customers to pay more attention to the software and services the company wants to sell with those trucks, as well as to the company’s electric Transit vans and its portfolio of combustion engine commercial vehicles. Reuters reports that, at an event […]


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