Delivering a strategy for change in Scotland

The second Delivery Plan for Scotland’s National Transport Strategy has been published, setting out the actions underway for 2022 to 2023 to provide attractive, affordable, accessible and sustainable travel options. The Strategy outlines four priorities for Scotland’s transport system: that it reduces inequalities; takes climate action; helps deliver inclusive economic growth; and improves health and wellbeing. This […]

Homeworking must not put us off projects like Crossrail

By Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities The pandemic has changed the traditional commute but infrastructure schemes will still be key to getting people out of their cars and onto public transport. Crossrail – or the Elizabeth Line to give it its formal name – opened to much fanfare on May 24th.  In addition to the […]

New highways hub opens in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council’s new Highways Hub is now operational and is set to improve the efficiency and quality of road repairs across the county. The newly formed hub, located at Via East Midlands’ Bilsthorpe Depot, was formed following Nottinghamshire County Council’s Highways Services Review and will co-ordinate the delivery of permanent road repairs county-wide. The planning of […]

Sod cutting celebrates start of work on major roads scheme in Crewe

A sod-cutting ceremony has celebrated the start of construction on the North West Crewe Package – a major improvement scheme that will ease congestion and improve access to Leighton Hospital. The ceremony took place at the construction site off Middlewich Road and saw Councillor Craig Browne, deputy leader of Cheshire East Council and chair of its highways […]

Early engagement and communications is key to successful LTN’s, says new report

Local authorities considering implementing a local traffic neighbourhood (LTN) should follow best practice, including engaging early with both the public and emergency services well as introducing other traffic decarbonisation measures, such as controls on parking or offering alternative mobility solutions. This is according to a new report, Street shift-the future of Low-Traffic Neighbourhoods, produced by […]

Reduced carbon asphalt solution trialled on road in Dorset

Hanson has used a new reduced carbon asphalt to resurface a road in Dorset, as it explores the potential of innovative materials to help meet net zero carbon ambitions. The trial has been completed through the Dorset Highways Strategic Partnership, an ongoing agreement with Dorset Council which facilitates innovation and collaboration. Hanson combined its ERA […]

City of York tackles congestion and pollution with Alchera Technologies

York has become the first city in the UK to introduce city-wide real-time transport modelling to help ease congestion and pollution through its Smart Travel Evolution Programme. (STEP) Phase one of the programme, which started earlier this year, involved improving the connectivity and data collection of York’s transport technology assets in order to future-proof how […]

JLR, what3words and HERE team up on new nav solution

Jaguar Land Rover is offering customers accurate and precise navigation even in the most remote locations, by becoming the first automotive manufacturer to integrate what3words global location technology into vehicles already on the road through a software-over-the-air update. what3words has divided the globe into a grid of 3m x 3m squares, and given each one a unique combination of […]

Consortium works to create resilient UK-based positioning system

A team of companies in the UK, building on national expertise and prior experience within the group, has begun broadcasting a satellite navigation signal as part of a programme to explore the creation of a sovereign national capability in resilient positioning, navigation and timing. The signal, being broadcast in coordination with the US Federal Aviation […]

Scottish Government admits infrastructure funding gap

Some major transport projects in Scotland could be abandoned or scaled back because of less money than expected to fund major infrastructure improvements. The BBC reports that spending on roads faces delay or cancellation under plans currently being drawn up. Funding for major projects running to the end of the decade is no longer being […]


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