78 new electric buses are on their way to Nottingham

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has appointed Zenobē to deliver its electric bus project at Trent Bridge Bus Garage. The Depot, which was once home to horse drawn trams will soon be home to an all-electric bus fleet. The upgraded infrastructure at the historic depot will allow NCT to extend the electric fleet in the future, and work […]

Transport blueprint in Norfolk could boost economy

A regional transport blueprint that supports major schemes in Norfolk is set to receive county council backing. Norfolk County Council’s cabinet will consider the Transport East strategy, which could pave the way for Government funding for key roads and public transport links. The strategy says that “with the right investment in the right places”, transport schemes […]

How’s this for a Hallowe’en pumpkin?

“There are pumpkin carvers, and there’s City TM pumpkin carvers (Obviously the best),” write City Traffic Management Services on their LinkedIn page. They have posted this picture of a pumpkin carved by “super talented” Assistant Transport Manager Ryan Harpley. They suggest this is “the most amazing pumpkin” ever seen. Whey Ryan isn’t carving pumpkins, he’s […]

Fire Service warns of e-scooter and e-bike blazes

London’s Fire Brigade has issued an e-scooter safety warning after a maisonette fire in the Walworth area of the city, thought to be caused by a battery catching alight. In a statement, a London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “It’s incredibly concerning we are continuing to see a rise in incidents involving e-bikes and e-scooters. The […]

Electric Vehicle owners could be taxed within three years

Electric car and van owners could have to pay road tax n less than three years, under plans being considered by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt for the Autumn Statement. A Whitehall source has told the Daily Telegraph that it is now “inevitable” that electric vehicles would be subject to road tax “at some point”, adding that […]

National Highways apologises for random lane closures on smart motorways

National Highways has apologised after what it calls “unexpected issues” left motorists seeing random lane closure signs on sections of smart motorway in England. The BBC reports problems were reported by drivers on the M6, M1 and A1(M), with “mile upon mile” of lane closure warnings and “unreadable” overhead signs. Speed limits were placed on […]

Judge to rule on TfL’s Just Stop Oil legal action

A High Court judge should rule today (Monday 31 October) on Transport for London’s request to let them take legal action against more than 180 people who’re thought to be involved in Just Stop Oil protests. London’s Evening Standard newspaper reports that lawyers have told Mr Justice Freedman on Thursday that since the start of October […]

MSP presses for A9 dualling meeting

A Highlands and Islands Labour MSP has called again for a meeting with Scotland’s Transport Minister to press for urgent progress on the dualling of the A9. Reacting to eight deaths in three months on a 25-mile stretch of the road, the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald quotes Rhoda Grant as saying, “I continue to have […]

Councils set to attend Transport + Energy Forum

A number of local authorities have signed up to attend next month’s Transport + Energy Forum – with the event set to provide advice and support around actions they can take to reduce carbon emissions. Representatives from councils including Kent, Oxfordshire, Coventry, Black Country Transport, Transport for Wales, Blackpool and Sandwell have all signed up […]

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