Highways Voices podcast expands with four major partnerships

Highways News has struck a partnership deal with the Transport Technology Forum, Local Council Roads Innovation Group, the UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association and the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport to work together to knowledge share through the Highways Voices podcast. Highways Voices launched a year ago as a series […]

Oxford and Oxfordshire team up to plan zero-carbon transport network

Plans to create a sustainable and reliable transport system in Oxford have been announced. The proposals will see the introduction of a city wide workplace parking levy, traffic filters and a wider zero emission zone, together with improved public transport and cycle routes. Over the coming months, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council say […]

TfL funding talks to continue through the week

Talks between the Government and Transport for London to try to agree a long-term funding arrangement for London’s transport network will continue until Friday, with extra funds available to cover the gap in finance this week. TfL has issued the following statement: “We continue to discuss our funding requirements with the Government. There is no […]

A428 improvement moves onto next phase

Plans to transform journeys between Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge have moved a step closer now the examination phase has formally closed. National Highways’ plans will see a brand new 10-mile dual carriageway, linking the A1 Black Cat roundabout in Bedfordshire to the A428 Caxton Gibbet roundabout in Cambridgeshire. Both existing roundabouts will be upgraded to modern, free-flowing junctions with […]

Proposed route of 26-mile ‘cycle spine’ through Gloucestershire revealed

A proposed 26-mile ‘cycle spine’ through Gloucestershire has been announced. Extending from Stroud to Bishop’s Cleeve, the map shows how the route would pass through Gloucester and Cheltenham, creating a substantial cycling and walking network through the county. Funding has already been committed to link Gloucester city centre to Cheltenham, with a route along the […]

Ford could separate EV business from main company

The Chief Executive of Ford is apparently looking at ways to divest his electric vehicle operation from the legacy car making business in a bid to earn “investor respect” that has led to Tesla’s value being so high. Automotive News Europe has spoken to people familiar with what’s going on who say Jim Farley wants […]

Cars could automatically stop if driver is incapacitated

New technology being worked on in America could mean cars pull to the side of the road and stop if they detect a driver is incapacitated. The website Consumer Reports says technology is being perfected to stop cars if they detect the driver is becoming unresponsive. At the moment they can slow down and put […]

The Green Party pushes active travel spend in Shropshire

The Green Party has called on Shropshire Council to create a new investment fund of £4.6 million for improved facilities for walking, cycling and public transport across the county. The council is due to set its budget at a meeting on Thursday and the Greens will be proposing spending money on promoting walking, cycling and […]

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