Transport schemes in South Yorkshire have been granted £44m to move ahead

The South Yorkshire Combined Authority has confirmed £44 million for transport and infrastructure projects in the region. The programme includes money for the construction of Barnsley’s Market Gate Bridge and road layout changes in Kelham and Neepsend in Sheffield. Funding for new cycle routes and bus lanes in Rotherham was also approved by South Yorkshire’s […]

Region welcomes multi-million-pound bus improvement funding

North East Transport leaders have welcomed the news that the Department for Transport has confirmed £117.8m in new funding for buses in North East England as part of the National Bus Strategy. The latest move backs the formation of a formal partnership between bus operators and councils to deliver major improvements for bus passengers, set […]

Cheap charcoal air filters offer improvements to in-vehicle air quality

A cheap charcoal air filter can reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) inside vehicles by as much as 90%, compared to levels outside the vehicle. Research presented in a report by WM Air, the West Midlands Air Quality Improvement Programme at the University of Birmingham, shows that charcoal filters, which costs around £10-£20, can effectively remove NO2 from […]

Ford patents a solution to remotely repossess cars

Ford has come up with a solution that could remove certain car features, or even stop it driving at all, if buyers do not keep up with repayments. has spotted a patent application which “pertains to systems and methods to repossess a vehicle” and lead to the system then “disable a functionality of a […]

London’s new ULEZ cameras could be used for wider road user charging

The new network of ANPR cameras being installed in London to monitor the expanded Ultra Low Emissions Zone could be used for pay-as-you-go driving charging in the future. The Telegraph says Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked TfL to look into developing a scheme which would use more “sophisticated technology” to charge road users. It says […]

SNP leadership hopeful promises action on A9 dualling

One of the MSPs in the running to become Scotland’s First Minister is promising to publish a revised timetable for the dualling of the A9 road by June this year if she’s elected to the job. The Press and Journal says Kate Forbes warns failure to do so could result in a completion date of […]

Waymo job cuts exceed 200 this year

Google’s driverless car division has cut a further 137 jobs, bringing the total for the year to 209. Reuters reports the engineering jobs have been eliminated so Waymo can “focus on commercial success”. The job losses total around eight per cent of the company’s workforce. A Waymo spokesperson told TechCrunch that the layoffs, mostly in […]

Drivers urged to give gritters “time and space”

National Highways is reminding motorists give gritting vehicles time and space while they are out on the network. The message comes with more cold weather and snow forecast this week by the Met Office, and where conditions determine gritting vehicles need to go out, they will spread salt where needed. It also follows the recent […]


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