RideTandem raises £1.75 million to tackle transport poverty in the UK

UK-based mobility startup RideTandem has reported that it has raised £1.75 million in seed funding.  1818 Venture Capital led the round, alongside Conduit Connect, Low Carbon Innovation Fund, previous investors Ascension and Seedrs, and angel investors. The extra cash will support the company’s continued hiring, particularly in product management and engineering, reports tech.eu. Founded in 2019, the startup aims to build the next […]

New white paper highlights the need to electrify public transport

A new white paper from electric fleet specialists Kleanbus, is calling for buses to be retrofitted to run on electricity, speeding up the decarbonisation of the transport sector. Transport is the largest emitting sector of greenhouse gases in the UK, producing 27% of total emissions in 2019. It is also one of the main sources […]

ORR beefs up scrutiny of National Highways’ plans for the next 5-year road period

National Highways must provide high quality, detailed plans for how it will operate, maintain, and improve the Strategic Road Network between 2025 and 2030, says its independent monitor the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). ORR considers this will reflect National Highways’ increased maturity as an arms-length government body, entering its third road period. As […]

Police and Crime Commissioner caught speeding five times

Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has been caught speeding five times, despite standing on a manifesto that included cracking down on speeding. Conservative Caroline Henry was clocked breaking 30 mile per hour limits during campaigning in the local elections last year. The Telegraph reports Mrs Henry, 52, admitted the offences, including two committed on consecutive […]

Kent County Council consults on traffic offence enforcement

Kent County Council is currently consulting people in the county on plans to use new powers to enforce moving traffic offences. It’s looking for feedback on enforcement of driving through a No Entry sign, making banned turns, entering yellow box junctions when the exit isn’t clear, driving where and when motor vehicles are prohibited and […]

Teenager jailed for driving wrong way through Blackwall Tunnel

A teenage driver’s been jailed for driving a stolen car the wrong way through the Blackwall Tunnel and then causing a head-on collision. 18 year old Johal Rathour of Bridge Road, Grays, was identified by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Road and Transport Policing Command after he caused the crash in the early hours of […]


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