TfL consulting on bus route cuts

Transport for London has responded to government demands for cost savings by outlining a “reshaping” of bus services in Inner London. TfL says that before the Coronavirus pandemic, it had made “huge strides” to improve its financial resilience, but that due to TfL’s reliance on passenger fares for the majority of its income, the effect […]

IBI buys parking and mobility technology company

Global design and technology firm, IBI Group has acquired mobility solutions provider, HotSpot, a nine year old company founded to address parking issues through technology, which and has since developed into a suite of integrated mobility solutions. Currently, the HotSpot platform is in use across Canada and parts of the US, with more than 80 […]

National Highways announces multi-million pound works across South West

National Highways has announced a £167 million programme of improvements to roads, pavements and bridges across the southwest of England. Motorways and major A-roads including the M5, M4, A40, A36, A303, A30 and A38 are all included in the planned package. The Government-owned company says motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are all set to benefit from […]

M20 Operation Brock contraflow deactivated

The 13-mile Operation Brock contraflow on the M20 between junctions 8 (for Maidstone) and 9 (at Ashford) has been removed. The road restrictions were put in in March to deal with any traffic disruption after problems with cross-channel ferry capacity. Now the Kent Resilience Forum has judged this period of potential disruption has now eased, […]

DfT announces £160m road and bridge upgrades

The Government has announced four schemes in Newcastle, Cornwall, Greater Manchester and Southampton, which it estimates will generate £659.3 million in economic benefits for the regions through improved investment, new housing and employment opportunities. In a statement, the Department for Transport says the road and bridge schemes will level up infrastructure across the country, helping […]

Cruise becomes first driverless taxi to be allowed to take fares

General Motors’ driverless division Cruise has received the first-ever Driverless Deployment Permit granted by the California Public Utilities Commission, which allows it to charge a fare for the driverless rides it is providing to members of the public in San Francisco. This means Cruise is the first, and currently only, company to operate a commercial, […]

Months of maintenance work planned for original Severn Bridge

National Highways is beginning a programme of cable inspections on the M48 Severn Bridge to monitor corrosion which will involve lane restrictions and some full closures of the bridge. The government-owned company, with its contractors Amey and VolkerLaser, will be inspecting several sections of the two main suspension cables as part of routine investigations to […]


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