Costain announced as delivery partner for major transport plans in south Lancaster

Costain will design and deliver a sustainable and innovative road scheme that will transform how people travel around the region, the company has said. Working collaboratively, Costain’s expertise will develop the plans for the Lancashire County Council led project which includes a £100m highways infrastructure programme, a new layout for junction 33 of the M6, […]

Southampton City Council’s latest Local Transport Plan gets approved

Southampton City Council has approved the Council’s three-year Implementation Plan, covering the period from 2022-25 and forming part of the current Local Transport Plan (LTP) Connected Southampton 2040, at its Full Council meeting last week. The Implementation Plan sets out proposals to invest in supporting the growth of Southampton, including the Freeport, and helping support […]

Cumbria County Council starts consultation on improving active travel routes

Cumbria County Council has started public consultation on proposals to improve the cycling and walking offer along key corridors within Cumbria. The Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan (CTIP) developed by Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) explains the role of transportation and connectivity in supporting sustainable and inclusive growth in Cumbria. In conjunction […]

UK’s largest hydrogen bus fleet to be run in the West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) will run the UK’s largest hydrogen bus fleet after £30 million worth of funding has been approved by the Department for Transport (DfT). This follows a successful bid to the Zero-emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) fund to promote cleaner and greener bus transport and will cover the cost of a  […]

Drivers unconvinced new phone laws will make the roads safer

New RAC research suggests more than four in ten drivers aren’t aware of changes to the law around using a mobile phone whilst driving, and just two per cent believe it will be very effective in improving driver behaviour. A loophole has closed that existed where drivers might only receive a maximum of three penalty […]

£200m boost for zero emission buses

Millions of people across the country will be able to make greener, cleaner journeys as almost 1,000 green buses are rolled out with the backing of nearly £200 million in taxpayer funding. Twelve areas in England, from Greater Manchester to Portsmouth, are receiving grants from the to deliver electric or hydrogen powered buses, as well […]

National Highways drives down roadside litter levels in national spring clean

National Highways has again joined Keep Britain Tidy’s national litter-picking effort, which runs to 10 April, in a push to clear rubbish from the roads. The government-owned company says litter takes a devastating toll on the environment and costs around £1 billion every year to clean up. It also poses a serious safety risk as road […]

Uber gets 30 month licence in London

Uber has announced it has been granted a new 30 month licence in London. It has tweeted that Transport for London “rightly holds our industry to the highest regulatory and safety standards and we are pleased to have met their high bar.” In a separate tweet it added, “As we continue to serve London, we […]

5G-powered parking app shows real-time availability in Welsh town

5G Wales Unlocked partners AppyWay and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council have launched the a new app displaying real-time availability of parking in Ebbw Vale’s General Offices , Parkway and Town Station car parks. Enabled by 5G technology and powered by BT, the AppyParking app allows users to see where they can park in advance […]

Santander Cycles celebrates six record breaking months in a row, with the most February hires ever

Transport for London’s cycle hire scheme, Santander Cycles, has recorded the highest ever number of hires in the month of February with 750,000 hires made last month, an average of almost 27,000 per day. January was also a record month for the scheme, with 748,000 hires, or 24,000 per day. These records follow on from record months in September, October, November and December last year, as well as […]

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