South Korea starts driverless bus trial in Seoul

South Korea’s capital Seoul has launched its first self-driving bus route on Friday, part of an experiment which engineers said aims to make people feel more comfortable with driverless vehicles on the roads. The new vehicle does not look like a regular bus and has rounded edges along with large windows that make it appear […]

Trams could be a part of Surrey’s public transport network in the future

Trams into Surrey have been raised as one “very possible solution” to improving public transport with the expansion of the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) As reported by Highways News last week, the zone’s expansion was confirmed on Friday (November 25), and Elmbridge councillors had discussed the matter with a Transport for London (TfL) […]

Devon’s highways teams prepared for winter

With temperatures forecast to drop this week Devon’s highways teams say they’re prepared to face whatever the elements throw at the county’s roads over the next few months. Gritting depots across the county are fully stocked with around 24,000 tonnes of salt and Devon County Council’s upgrade of its winter fleet has continued, with eight […]

London accounts for a third of all e-scooter collisions

A third of all the UK’s e-scooter collisions in the past year occurred in the capital, with 12 people killed in crashes involving the vehicles. London’s Evening Standard reports that the Department for Transport statistics reveal on person killed was a pedestrian, and the rest e-scooter riders. Those killed include a 53-year-old man in a […]

Sunak “wants Just Stop Oil crackdown”

Police will this week be told by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to crack down on Just Stop Oil protestors who have regularly blocked to Britain’s roads over the past few months. The protest group is planning its latest campaign of disruption in and the Mail on Sunday reports that Mr Sunak has increasingly expressed his […]

Campaigners issue video showing LTN bollards being vandalised in Oxford

A group of people living in East Oxford have released a video of vandals setting fire to a Low Traffic Neighbourhood bollard, pulling bollards out of the ground and driving over them. The Oxford Mail has shared the video which was gathered by Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel (CoHSAT) and Oxfordshire Liveable Streets […]

Welsh transport minister to visit closed Menai Suspension Bridge

It’s been announced that Welsh Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters, will visit the closed Menai Bridge that links Anglesey to mainland Britain on Wednesday. The crossing was closed last month because of safety fears after engineers identified serious risks with the structure. The North Wales Chronicle reports that local MP Virginia Crosbie criticised […]

UK-based lithium refinery gets planning permission

The company Tees Valley Lithium has received full planning permission from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to construct the UK’s first major lithium hydroxide refinery for use in the manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles. The factory will be at the Wilton International Chemicals Park in the Teesside Freeport. The refinery will be capable of […]


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