Review of routes ‘protected’ against rush hour roadworks

The network of Devon routes afforded a special status, which allows us to restrict the timings of roadworks to reduce traffic disruption at busy times, is being reviewed. Many of our routes are classed as ‘traffic sensitive’ and this allows us to ensure that the timings of roadworks don’t affect traffic flow during rush hour […]

Clearview Intelligence named as main TTF Conference sponsor as agenda takes shape

The Transport Technology Forum has announced that highways and transport solutions provider Clearview Intelligence has signed up as the main sponsor for this year’s TTF Conference, which takes place in Leeds from 25-27 April. This popular event supported by the Department for Transport and Innovate UK brings together national government, local authorities, suppliers and academia […]

Jenoptik speed cameras in Cornwall hailed as making village “a safer place to live”

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall is hailing new average speed cameras in Cornwall, which she “sincerely hopes” reduces the number of collisions on a key route between Truro and Falmouth. Alison Hernandez joined councillors for the official launch of the Jenoptik scheme on the A39 at Perranarworthal, which is described as […]

Industry calls for greater integration of spatial planning, transport and decarbonisation

Fix a failing planning system to decarbonise transport and improve health say leading transport professional and campaign bodies. In a rare collaboration, the Transport Planning Society, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, Transport for New Homes, Sustrans, Living Streets and CPRE the countryside charity have joined forces. Together they have submitted a joint response to […]

Coventry Council announces capital programme to bring growth, investment and tackling the causes of climate change

Coventry City Council will be considering a report next week around the £12.9 million ambitious capital programme supporting innovative transport and highways projects. Alongside the enhancement and maintenance of the city’s roads, pavements and transport infrastructure there are pioneering projects such as the Coventry Very Light Rail, All Electric buses and Gigafactory, all supporting the […]

Free public transport would incentivise excessive travel, says report

Free public transport would be “overly costly and incentivise excessive travel” and would result in just a 1 per cent reduction in car travel according to an independent report commissioned by the National Transport Authority (NTA) in Ireland. Motorists are more likely to switch to public transport if fuel prices increase, or parking and road […]

More women behind the wheel: female bus drivers up by 20% at Go-Ahead

The number of women drivers at Go-Ahead’s UK-wide network of bus companies has risen by 20% in a year following a wide range of efforts to attract more applicants. Go-Ahead’s bus companies have seen a significant increase in applications for driving jobs from women, following efforts to address the traditionally male dominated image of the […]

ULEZ cameras “vandalised” in London

It’s reported several new cameras installed to enforce London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone have been vandalised in an apparent backlash against the expansion of the zone to the whole of London. The Telegraph says four cameras in Abbey Wood, Greenwich appear to have had their wires cut. Meanwhile a number of images emerging across social […]

Welsh Government sets out proposals to modernise taxi services in Wales

Plans to modernise taxi services across Wales have been outlined in a white paper on the Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle (Wales) Bill published by the Welsh Government today (Thursday 9 March). It says the proposals will deliver on its Programme for Government commitment to modernise the taxi and private hire vehicle sector and are […]


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