Bold plans for future of transport in Edinburgh

An integrated suite of draft action plans to help transform the way people move around Edinburgh has been published ahead of Transport and Environment Committee on Thursday (2 February). The Active Travel Action Plan, Public Transport Action Plan and Parking Action Plan each support the delivery of Edinburgh’s City Mobility Plan to 2030, which envisions sustainable, safe, accessible and affordable travel […]

Some major Somerset roads will only be resurfaced every 70 years, says council

Roads in North Somerset will be resurfaced on average only once every 70 years – as a result of Government funding being cut. The Government hasut the amount of funding allocated to North Somerset Council to maintain the 1,100 kilometres of roads across the district by £1.5 million. The funding package has also been frozen for the […]

Worcestershire County Council focuses on potholes after cold snap and wet weather

Worcestershire County Council is acting promptly on repairing potholes following a mixture of unfavourable weather conditions in the past few months, it has said this week. Between October and December 2022, a total of 1,736 potholes were either reported by residents or identified by highways inspectors and swiftly repaired.  It follows the dry summer weather, […]

Transport at heart of new historic North East England devolution deal

A new City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement with government will give the North East control of up to £563 million to help shape and improve local rail services across the region, as well as the ability to introduce bus franchising. This is part of a new ‘landmark’ devolution deal has been signed in North East […]

NAVYA applies to go into receivership

The French driverless vehicle maker NAVYA has filed papers with the Commercial Court in Lyon requesting the opening of a receivership procedure. The company says it does not have sufficient available resources to meet its current liabilities. It’s issued a statement in French, which is translated below in full: NAVYA (FR0013018041- “  Navya  ” or the “  Company  ”), […]

ULEZ expansion “leads to rise in cloned plates”

It’s reported thousands of car owners are having their number plates cloned by criminals who’re seeking to avoid charges based on low emission and clean air zones. The Telegraph says there are 13,000 cases of cloning each year in England and Wales, up from 4,000 in 2018 and that motoring experts believe the vast expansion […]

Twelve-year-old’s invention to clean toxic air wins national competition

A twelve-year-old from Huddersfield has won the Institution of Engineering & Technology’s national ‘Backpack to the Future’ competition – ‘blowing away’ judges with a design that filters polluted air – helping the 8 million people in the UK who suffer the often-crippling effects of asthma. The IET teamed up with global lifestyle brand HYPE. – […]

Leeds student Josephine James wins ITS (UK) poster competition

Josephine James of the Leeds College of Building has been announced as the winner of Intelligent Transport Systems UK’s 2022 Early Careers Poster Award. The Competition saw students and apprentices submit posters looking at key issues and topics within intelligent transport. Candidates were asked to focus on three topics, from: Joesphine’s entry, which looked at ‘perception […]

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