Havering Council expresses disappointment over ULEZ expansion

The Leader of Havering Council has expressed his disappointment over the expansion of the ULEZ across London, given the cost of living crisis. Councillor Ray Morgon, Leader of Havering Council, said: “We are very disappointed to hear the London Mayor’s decision to go ahead with the expansion of ULEZ into Havering. This will penalise the […]

Next stage consultation on East Airdrie Link Road

A public consultation on the preferred route for East Airdrie Link Road has started this week. North Lanarkshire Council is inviting residents and businesses to give feedback on the proposed two-way single carriageway road which would run from the M8 at Newhouse to north of Riggend. It would link to the existing A73 dual carriageway […]

TRL Software connected vehicle trial minimises wait times at Manchester’s signals

An innovative trial of connected vehicle technology in Manchester is using open data provided by TRL Software’s SCOOT 7® traffic management software to create a demonstration app that helps drivers minimise wait times at traffic lights. Teeside-based traffic data analyst company KL Systems is using this data to generate in-vehicle alerts to inform drivers how […]

Milestone Infrastructure wins Wiltshire highways contract

Milestone Infrastructure has secured a £300m deal to deliver highways maintenance over the next five years for Wiltshire Council. The firm will replace present delivery contractor Ringway in March, which was itself drafted in to maintain the highways network for five years after a bust-up between Balfour Beatty Living and the council in 2016, reports Construction […]

National Highways obtains new injunction to stop M25 protesters

National Highways has secured a new injunction intended to deter protesters from disrupting England’s busiest motorway. The High Court injunction covers structures on the M25 will remain in place until mid November next year, or until the High Court makes any further order. The injunction, granted before the Honourable Mr Justice Soole, seeks to prevent […]

Lower Thames Crossing plans accepted for examination

The Government’s independent planning authority, the Planning Inspectorate, has confirmed it has accepted National Highway’s application for a Development Consent Order for detailed examination of the Lower Thames Crossing project. National Highways submitted its planning application for the road project last month following what it calls a comprehensive programme of assessments, consultation, and engagement with […]

Majority of people “don’t think driverless cars are safe”

Global research by safety charity Lloyd’s Register Foundation has uncovered that only a quarter (27%) of the world’s population would feel safe in self-driving cars. The researchers say that, despite the potentially transformative safety benefits artificial intelligence could bring to vehicles by reducing crashes causes by human error, distraction or fatigue, almost two thirds (65%) […]

Bristol CAZ “milestone” for city

The Mayor of Bristol has described the introduction of its Clean Air Zone “an incredible milestone” which will “help create a city that is healthier for everyone to grow up, live and work in”. The CAZ was introduced yesterday (28 November). No vehicles are banned from entering Bristol Clean Air Zone, which covers a small […]

London’s ULEZ expansion plans described as “flawed”

The vehicle retailers’ industry body the National Franchised Dealers Association has reacted to the decision to expand London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of the capital as “flawed”, as it will “have disproportionate effect on London’s most deprived communities and motorists.” The organisation says it opposed the idea in the recent consultation, […]

Sheffield sets February date for CAZ introduction

Sheffield City Council has announced that from Monday, 27 February 2023 the Class C Clean Air Zone will begin charging non-compliant vehicles. Charges will apply to the following vehicle types that do not meet the minimum standards when entering the Clean Air Zone boundary: Taxis, including both hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, which are below Euro […]

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