Full £1.3 billion transport investment programme confirmed for West Midlands as part of CRSTS

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today confirmed a £1.05 billion grant to transform road, bus, rail, tram, cycling and walking infrastructure across to the West Midlands. The City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) money, topped up with local funding, will deliver £1.3 billion investment over the next five years. West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) leaders […]

Cycleway/walkway in West Sussex will connect South Downs Findon Gateway and Findon Valley

A West Sussex scheme to build a 2km-long cycleway/walkway route has been approved to connect Findon Valley with the South Downs National Park gateway of Findon Village. Proposals for an A24 Findon Valley to Findon Village shared path were the subject of public engagement in the summer, with 685 responses received. Local MPs, County Councillors, Arun District Councillors […]

New team takes to the roads to tackle flytipping in Shropshire

A dedicated flytipping response team will take to the roads from shire Council looks to clamp down on unsightly and illegally dumped waste. The team will be out and about five days a week in a new flytippng response vehicle, following up reports of flytipping on public land, and looking for cases that have yet […]

Lancashire County Council highways service launches plan to cut CO2 emissions

Lancashire County Council has revealed new plans to save thousands of tonnes of carbon by revolutionising the way it maintains its roads. The council’s first Highways Decarbonisation Strategy is due to be considered by the council’s cabinet at its meeting this week, According to a new report the strategy reflects the county council’s wider plans […]

New research reveals one in four bus services have disappeared in a decade

Campaign for Better Transport research has revealed that more than one in four bus services in England (27%) have been lost in the last decade, with the pandemic having a devastating effect. The transport charity is calling for a national, Government-led campaign to encourage people back on board and turn around the fortune of buses. Campaign […]

Vaisala provides Volkswagen Group with global infotainment weather service to enhance driver safety and experience worldwide

Vaisala the global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurement, has announced the Volkswagen Group has integrated Vaisala’s weather intelligence into its infotainment systems. This relationship further demonstrates the commitment of the companies to incorporate innovative and proven solutions to optimize safe driving experiences, said the company. “As a market leader in automotive weather, we […]

Essex MP urges Lower Thames Crossing rethink

The MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock in south Essex, has called for the Lower Thames Crossing to be reviewed by Ministers. The Lower Thames Crossing route was finalised in 2017 but Stephen Metcalfe MP says there is “a strong concern” that the proposed route will not do what it primarily set out to […]

New “speed camera” app launched

A new app has been developed that enables any member of the public with a smartphone to gather video evidence of speeding for submission to police for processing and enforcement. Traditionally, enforcement of “speeding” offences could only use “prescribed devices” that rely on laser or radar technology with sophisticated requirements for both calibration and use. […]


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