Shropshire Council to provide further support to save under-threat bus services

Shropshire Council is to extend its financial support for a number of under-threat bus services from 31 March [2023]. In March 2022 – and again in September 2022 – the council agreed to support a number of both commercial and subsidised services that Arriva and other operators wanted to amend or withdraw from operating due […]

New pedestrian crossing coming to Weston seafront

A popular road junction in Weston-super-Mare will have a new pedestrian crossing added and its traffic lights refurbished next month as part of North Somerset Council’s ongoing roads maintenance programme. Work will be carried out at the junction of Beach Road and Clarence Road North in Weston-super-Mare. A new pedestrian crossing will be added on […]

Grid Smarter Cities’ Kerb-Dock bookable loading bays now live in London

Kerbside management technology innovator Grid Smarter Cities has announced its Kerb-Dock bookable loading bays located by Bankside Pier in Southwark are now live and available to use. Each bay includes a two-sided e-ink smart sign displaying booking information on one side, and air pollution alert levels on the other side. The Kerb-Dock project will test […]

Midlands Highways Alliance Plus (MHA+) starts search for civil engineering contractors for new Professional Services Partnership 4 framework

Midlands Highways Alliance Plus (MHA+) has started its search for civil engineering contractors to bid for a framework that includes £960 million worth of highway, civil and municipal engineering works. The new Professional Services Partnership 4 (PSP 4) is set to start on August 28 was started for the provision of civil engineering professional services, […]

Scottish transport minister apologises for A9 upgrade delays

Scotland’s transport minister Jenny Gilruth has apologised for her Government’s failure to realise its promise to dual the A9 by its 2025 deadline. In an exclusive interview with Highland News & Media, Ms Gilruth said: “I recognise the frustration here and I do apologise to the communities in the north of Scotland, it should have […]

Vauxhall owner warns about EV affordability

There’s a warning that people are “turning their backs” on electric cars because the energy crisis means they are more expensive to run. The Telegraph reports the the CEO of Vauxhall owner Stellantis says that the middle classes cannot afford the cost of electric cars without the support of state subsidies. It quotes Carlos Tavares […]

Sat Nav software to be updated so that they avoid residential roads

Residential areas will not be used by Sat nav’s in the future, as software will be updated so that quiet, residential areas will not be used – and drivers will instead by directed to main roads. The goal is to end ‘rat running’ in major towns and cities – and avoid congestion in streets that […]

Hanson launches new asphalt Collect & Go app

Hanson has launched a new “Collect & Go” app for asphalt customers across the UK. It is aimed at all those who use the rapid turnaround service, rewarding them with loyalty points that can be redeemed for digital gift cards that can be used to purchase a wide range of products and services. The app […]

Bus Users Chair steps down

Ben Colson MBE is standing down as Chair of Bus Users UK after five and a half years in the role. He joined Bus Users in 2018 following a career in the UK bus industry in which he founded the Kings Lynn based Norfolk Green Bus Company, the only SME to receive the UK Bus […]

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