Authorities apply for Live Labs 2

ADEPT’s £30m Live Labs 2 programme, funded by the Department for Transport, has announced that 30 local authority-led partnerships from across the UK have submitted bids. Applicants to the programme will shortly find out if they are to go through to the next stage, where they will pitch their ideas to a panel of industry […]

Tees Valley Hydrogen Hub boosted by £20 million competition

Tees Valley will host a new £20 million competition, where successful bidders will push the boundaries of hydrogen to see how it can be used to create a cleaner and more efficient transport sector. The Government says hydrogen, which produces no carbon emissions when used as a fuel, has an “abundance of potential yet to […]

Edinburgh parking pricing criticised as fines can be cheaper than charges

Edinburgh’s transport convener is warning that Scottish Government rules means it is cheaper for motorists to accept a fine than pay the parking fee in some parts of the city. The Edinburgh Evening News says Scott Arthur has accused the government of a “massive slap in the face” to law-abiding motorists after it refused his […]

Flagship Coventry transport project takes a major step forward to net zero

The Coventry Very Light Rail Project (CVLR) has taken a major step forward, as Coventry City CouncilLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window and WMG, at the University of Warwick, launch a real-world demo site for its light rail track system.  The site, based at WMG, University of Warwick, gives stakeholders a snapshot […]

Stoke-on-Trent residents invited to have their say on new transport strategy

Residents are being invited to have their say on a new strategy which aims to revolutionise transport in Stoke-on-Trent. Stoke-on-Trent City Council is drawing up a major new transport strategy to deliver a ‘better-connected’ city by cutting down journey times, reducing congestion and increasing social mobility. The flagship part of the ambitious plan includes a […]

Planning application for York Outer Ring Road scheme submitted

A planning application to improve the city’s outer ring road has been submitted by City of York Council The plans include significant improvements, with the aim to reduce congestion, move car journeys out of the city centre and improve active travel facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. The proposals feature upgrades along the York Outer Ring […]

Work to start to rebuild road damaged by storm in North Yorkshire

Work is scheduled to begin on Monday (17 October) to reconstruct a road near Pateley Bridge that was damaged by storms. The section of the B6265 at Red Brae Bank, Bewerley, suffered a landslip when severe storms in February 2020 caused the land below the roads to subside. Since then, the road has been kept […]

New powers available to enforce on county highway ‘hot spots’

New legal powers will enable Hertfordshire County Council to issue penalty charge notices to motorists who ignore Highway restrictions. The Department for Transport announced in June 2021 that councils would be able to apply for the legal powers to enforce moving traffic contraventions by camera, such as ignoring no entry and one-way restrictions, and waiting in […]

Alliance formed to implement new road laying technology

Hanson Contracting and Leica Geosystems have formed a strategic alliance to improve road construction and maintenance safety, quality and efficiency through the use of the latest technology. The two companies are working together to share knowledge and experience to enhance the adoption of modern road construction methods. Together with key clients, they are working towards […]


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