£2 bus fare cap to be extended and bus services protected with new funding

Millions of passengers across England will benefit from £155 million in government support to cap bus fares at £2, maintain services and ensure people can travel affordably. The Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, has confirmed £80 million from 1 April to 30 June 2023 to protect vital bus services people rely on for work, education, medical […]

Government could block ULEZ expansion plans

The Mayor of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion could be blocked by Downing Street, under plans being considered by ministers. The Telegraph reports Whitehall officials and legal advisors are weighing up whether the London Mayor has exceeded his powers under the Greater London Authority Act of 1999. It says that, under the act, the […]

Gritting routes are ‘sexist’ says Cambridgeshire councillor

Winter gritting routes need to change to not just favour ‘getting men to work in cars,’ according to a Cambridgeshire County Councillor. Cllr Alex Beckett said the network is “primarily focused on getting men to work in cars” and that can “leave active travel users counting the costs with broken limbs”. The comments, from the […]

A47 upgrade approved

A multi-million-pound project to improve safety and reduce congestion on the A47 in Peterborough has been given the go-ahead by the Transport Minister Huw Merriman.  National Highways plans to transform a 1.6-mile single section of the A47 between Wansford and Sutton into a dual carriageway, which is now approved thanks to the granting of a […]

Energy Storage Systems to support EV charging on England’s motorways

National Highways has announced it is supporting electric vehicle drivers with a multi-million-pound investment into new high-powered charging infrastructure.  The government-owned organisation has awarded the £8m Energy Storage Systems – essentially giant battery packs – contract to Ameresco, who will upgrade seven motorway service areas where the grid supply is not enough for high-powered charging […]

Citizens help shape the future of self-driving vehicles

New research by leading CAV expert Professor Nick Reed is highlighting how challenging it will be to arrive at a consensus over self-driving vehicle operation. The automotive and technology industries have committed huge resources to the development of self-driving vehicles, but what do the public think about how they should operate on UK roads? Reed […]

Euston Road lane closures introduced for HS2 works

Works begin today (20 February) on the Euston Road near Euston Station in London as part of the HS2 rail project. This is part of a series of HS2 works involving lane closures on Euston Road over the next seven years and TfL and HS2 are working together to ensure people are aware of the disruption and can […]

Sat Navs could have algorithms changed to end use of rat runs

It’s reported Sat Nav companies are looking to change the way they calculate routes to stop minor roads being used to avoid congested main routes. Sat-nav provider TomTom says it is set to change how the algorithm, with other providers such as Google and Waze doing so to, in order to direct drivers away from […]

New study details ways of cutting fare collection by 73%

Bus operators are being told how they can reduce the cost of fare collection by 73%, immediately increasing revenues for their operations. A new white paper from consultants, Consult Hyperion used real-world data from five recently procured Design-Build fare collection solutions from large, medium and small cities across North America and modelled the cost savings […]


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