Calls for rail fare freeze as RPI forecast hits at 17.7%

Responding to The National Institute of Economic and Social Research forecast that the Retail Prices Index (RPI), which is used to set rail fares and student loans repayments, will hit 17.7 per cent, Paul Tuohy from Campaign for Better Transport said: “We need people to use the trains to help cut congestion and air pollution […]

Law Commission to brief ITS (UK) members on latest remote driving issues

Members of the UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems community will get the chance to find out the latest issues around law changes to prepare for driverless vehicles, thanks to a briefing session by ITS (UK). The Law Commission is currently working on a review of the legal status around remote driving, and is consulting with Industry […]

Plans for transport hub in Barry have been given the go ahead

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has approved plans for a transport interchange at Barry Docks train station. The interchange, which will be located at the ground floor level of the council’s car park area to the east of the Grade II-listed Dock Offices, will include bus stands, taxi stands, a public drop off area, cycle parking […]

TfL funding still in doubt

Transport for London says it remains in active discussion with the Government to ensure that the draft funding proposal that they have made is fair and deliverable and can prevent the “managed decline” of the capital’s transport network. The transport body was told to respond to a £3.6 billion Government offer of funding this week, […]

JLR opens new EV and connected testing facility

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a new a site to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference.  The Electromagnetic Compatibility laboratory at Gaydon is designed to ensure future vehicles meet current and future legislation and quality standards for connectivity and electronics. New Range Rover Sport, which launched in May, was the first vehicle to […]

New acting traffic commissioner for the west Midlands appointed

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has appointed an acting traffic commissioner for England and Wales. Miles Dorrington will be taking on the role as acting traffic commissioner, under paragraph 5A of Schedule 2 to the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981, following the decision by Nick Denton to retire from the role. Traffic commissioners are responsible […]

Smart Traffic scheme gets underway in South Tyneside

Work is progressing on improving South Tyneside’s transport network, reducing congestion and promoting sustainable travel, with smart technology being installed on major bus routes. The ‘Intelligent Transport System’ scheme involves traffic light upgrades and renewal works along the Borough’s main transport corridors. The £1.8m initiative is part of a wider investment in traffic signal control […]

Tesla patents accurate GPS antenna

Tesla has applied to patent a new multi-band GPS antenna that it believes will be more precise for self-driving and navigation applications. The website Electrek has spotted the paperwork which defines the idea as a multi-band antenna system which can be placed under and embedded within a glass exterior surface of a vehicle. It says […]


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