West Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority appoints Simon Warburton to senior team

Simon Warburton will join the Combined Authority as Executive Director of Transport in May and will oversee activity across three transport directorates, bringing his experience of mass transit development and delivery, in addition to the case for bus franchising. In his current role as Director of Strategy at Transport for Greater Manchester, Simon has also […]

More than £14m to be spent on improving Swindon’s roads

More than £14m will be spent on maintaining and improving Swindon’s roads over the next three years. The borough council’s cabinet has approved the funding and set out where it plans to spend the money. However, the report, presented by the cabinet member for highways Kevin Parry, warned that there were risks and the possibility […]

Amey agrees new contract with Staffordshire

Amey has agreed a contract extension to maintain and improve Staffordshire’s major highways for an extra five years from October 2024, including an extra £30m just for the next two years. David Williams, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Members for Highways and Transports, said: “Good, well-maintained roads are important for the council, for residents, for businesses […]

ORR explains RIS3 process at ITS (UK) event

The Office of Road and Rail’s Head of Economics, Finance and Efficiency will explain the process for developing the third Road Investment Strategy at an ITS (UK) breakfast meeting this week. The event, on Tuesday 21 March, features Adam Spencer-Bickle taking members through the process. Having led ORR’s advice on the challenge and deliverability of […]

Scotland’s use of public transport drops by up to half

It’s emerged the use of public transport, including buses, trains and ferries is up to 50% down on pre-pandemic levels – leading to new concerns over the ability to meet stiff Scottish Government targets over climate change. The Herald newspaper reports that the number of bus passengers is down by 40.3% from 392m in 2016/17 […]

Privacy campaigners complain about Met Police ULEZ camera usage

Concerns are being raised over plans to give London’s Metropolitan Police access to cameras set to be installed as part of his expansion of the ULEZ zone. The Telegraph says campaigning group Big Brother Watch is calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan to reverse the plans after Transport for London papers revealed the Met would be […]

Via buys Citymapper

Transit technology company Via has acquired the UK-based journey planner app Citymapper. The company says the acquisition accelerates its vision to build the end-to-end digital infrastructure for transit systems, explaining “While Via’s software enables cities and transit agencies to efficiently plan and operate their public transit networks, Citymapper empowers transit riders with the ability to […]


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