Latest LCRIG report highlights actions needed over net zero progress

A report by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) highlights a range of actions needed to help local councils achieve net zero – with one of the findings revealing that a lack of knowledge and skills is slowing down the speed in which electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is being rolled out. The findings […]

Jennie Martin awarded MBE

The retiring Secretary General of ITS (UK) has been awarded an MBE in the King’s New Year’s honours list. Jennie Martin is recognised for services to transport technology. She is stepping down from the Intelligent Transport Systems industry association after nearly 25 years. She joined in 1998, before taking over as Secretary General in 2004. […]

Hundreds of seat belt and mobile phone offences spotted in M6 study

National Highways says it identified more than 750 seat belt and mobile phone offences along a short section of the M6 in Merseyside earlier this month – the highest number at a single site in a study which has visited numerous sites across the Midlands and South West. At one point, a high-visibility camera placed […]

£32.9 million to create a national network of walking and cycling experts

Local authorities are being given a fund to help skills training to help enable them to develop thousands of well thought-through local walking and cycling schemes, co-created by the communities who will use them. The Department for Transport says the investment will help local authorities in England design, develop and consult on high-quality active travel […]

All London’s newly-licensed private hire vehicles to be zero emission capable

Transport for London has ruled that all private hire vehicles licensed for the first time will be required to be zero emission capable. It says the “step change” this will create is part of the “bold action the Mayor is taking to clean up the capital’s filthy air and help tackle the climate emergency”. It […]

Transport for Wales publishes five-year corporate strategy

Transport for Wales (TfW) has published a five-year Corporate Strategy outlining how it will improve public transport and encourage more people to travel sustainably.  The not-for-profit organisation, which is wholly owned by Welsh Government is delivering a transformational programme that will enhance rail, bus and active travel routes. Last year, the Welsh Government released Llwybr […]

Avanti West Coast bans e-scooters

Avanti West Coast has banned electric scooters at its stations and on its trains across its network following safety concerns. The devices will no longer be allowed onboard Avanti West Coast trains or at its 16 managed stations because of the risk posed by the Lithium-ion batteries that typically power these devices. Lithium-ion batteries can […]

Highland Council introducing 20 mph limits

Highland Council in Scotland says progress continues to be made by to introduce 20 mph speed limits to more than 100 sites this year. Chair of the Economy and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Ken Gowans said: “Work is ongoing at pace to deliver this ambitious project which will benefit Highland communities. “The scheme will improve road […]


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