Transport Minister says “we’re taking steps in the right direction”

The Transport Minister Baroness Vere says the Government is making improvements and carrying out essential maintenance so the road network continues to power our economy, while ensuring that the network embraces technology and meets the needs of the green economy. In a speech to highways and transport professionals at Traffex 2022, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of […]

NY Highways test machine designed to speed up pothole repairs

A sophisticated machine that can repair potholes and other road damage in a matter of minutes is being evaluated by North Yorkshire’s highways engineers. NYHighways is the arm’s-length company responsible for maintaining roads on behalf of ourselves. Staff are now trialing a new machine that allows the operator to make effective repairs to potholes and […]

‘School Streets’ trial schemes get underway in Stockport

Seven schools in Stockport will take part in a ‘School Streets’ trial this summer. School Streets aim to make the streets around schools safer and healthier for pupils and parents and encourage more walking, cycling or scooting to school and supports the aims of school travel plans to encourage and promote active, healthy, safe, and […]

M6 upgrade barrier nearing completion

National Highways says a major phase of the £200 million project to upgrade the M6 between Warrington and Wigan is about to be completed. Final work to install a concrete central reservation safety barrier between junction 21a and junction 23 will be marked with a change of traffic management – allowing work to convert the […]

Hyundai trialling driverless taxis in South Korea

Hyundai Motor Group is to pilot a “RoboRide” car-hailing service in the South Korean capital Seoul using its IONIQ 5 battery electric vehicles with in-house developed level 4 autonomous driving technology. The pilot RoboRide will be the first car-hailing service with autonomous driving vehicles to operate in Gangnam, one of the most congested areas in […]

New M11 Junction 7A opens to traffic today

A new junction on the M11 opened to the public ahead of schedule last week, following the completion of one of the biggest highways infrastructure projects in Essex. The £76 million M11 Junction 7A scheme has created a much-needed new access into Harlow and included widening and improvement of Gilden Way, plus a new link […]

Team of engineers to walk the cables of Humber Bridge for inspection

Engineers will walk along the cables of the Humber Bridge this week as they carry out an inspection. The board which looks after the Grade I-listed structure said drivers might see work happening above them but they should not be alarmed. While the inspection takes place, there will be no impact on traffic with the […]

London’s mayor warns of bus and tube cuts

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is warning the Government that the level of savings being demanded of Transport for London will mean a fifth of the capital’s bus services will be cut. A letter from Mr Khan to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has been published which says that the cuts demanded are “significantly beyond” […]

Researchers rank HERE number one for location data and services

The location data and technology platform HERE Technologies has been recognised as the top ranked location platform by industry analysts at Strategy Analytics. The annual benchmarking report of the world’s largest location companies ranks HERE, Google, Mapbox and TomTom across seven categories. Strategy Analytics ranks HERE in this year’s report as the leader in map-making, […]

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