Northern Ireland freezes fares on public transport

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has put a freeze on fares on the public transport network due to the ongoing cost of living crisis facing individuals and families across Northern Ireland. The Infrastructure Minister says she recognises the impact that inflation is having on the cost of living for citizens as consumer prices rose […]

Scotland adding 276 electric buses to its fleet

The Scottish Government has announced it is spending £62 million on upgrading its fleet of diesel buses to electric vehicles. The money is the first phase of the Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund (ScotZEB) and will support operators in replacing 276 old buses and introducing the required charging infrastructure. 137 of the buses will be […]

TfL funding deal includes driverless train requirement

It’s been revealed Transport for London must work towards introducing driverless trains on the Tube under the terms of its new £200m bail-out deal. The London Evening Standard has seen full details of the conditions that TfL is required to meet in return for its latest bailout contained in a letter from Transport Secretary Grant […]

Wales could add more 50mph emissions-related limits

Lower speed limits could be introduced on two sections of Welsh roads to tackle pollution. The BBC reports that the Welsh government wants to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentration on the A470 between the Coryton and Nantgarw interchanges on the outskirts of Cardiff, and on the M4 between junction 43 Llandarcy and 44 Lon-las in […]

Colas secures Black Country surfacing framework

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has awarded Colas a place on the three-year term contract for carriageway surfacing on behalf of the Black Country which includes Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Council and the City of Wolverhampton. Colas is one of three contractors appointed to deliver surfacing works to more than 2,200 miles of highways the […]

Siemens and Nexii unveil easy to deploy sustainable electric vehicle charging prototype

Siemens Smart Infrastructure in the US has unveiled a new sustainable, EV charging concept structure designed for electrifying fleets and high demand charging applications at scale. They say the new VersiCharge XL concept (UL standard) was created to electrify new or existing car parks and building structures quickly and efficiently by using a modular, scalable […]

American 3G switch-off affects connected car services

As American mobile phone networks switch off their 3G services in favour of 4G and 5G, some connected car services have stopped working in vehicles because they only have a 3G modem fitted. reports these vehicles, many of them electric, are losing many of their functions, such as the emergency call, real-time navigation, remote […]


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