Mellor delivers its first all-electric eight-metre buses to Scotland20 March 2023

Mellor, the Rochdale-based manufacturer of size-appropriate buses, has delivered the first two Sigma 8s to local bus operator, Shuttle Buses. The buses represent a significant milestone for Mellor; not only being the first Sigmas in Scotland, but also the first customer examples of the electric midi-bus, designed from the ground up with zero emissions in […]

Transport investment plan for the south-east gets the green light

Following five years of technical work and stakeholder engagement Transport for the South East’s Strategic Investment Plan received final approval from their Partnership Board this month. The plan sets out a vision for the south-east region with priorities to decarbonise the transport system, level up left behind communities and facilitate sustainable economic growth in the […]

This year’s AIA ALARM survey analysed on this week’s Highways Voices

It has been a year of records in the ALARM survey as the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) delivers its 28th edition, according to its Chairman, Rick Green, our guest on this week’s Highways Voices. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! Local authorities have once again shown their […]

ALARM Survey shows worsening carriageway conditions and mounting costs

Local authority highway teams in England and Wales only received around two-thirds of what they needed to stop the local roads from further deterioration and that more than £14 billion is now needed to fix the backlog of carriageway repairs. This year’s Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) published today (March 21, 2023) by the […]

Nottingham residents make the highest proportion of complaints about potholes

New analysis suggests that people in Nottingham make the most complaints about potholes on the roads. Personal Injury Specialists for cyclists Cycle SOS used Google data to rank the UK cities which make the highest proportion of pothole complaints, investigating Google searches for phrases such as “pothole complaint” and “pothole complaint letter” over the past […]

TfL sets out plans for the next stage of lowering speed limits on its roads in London

Transport for London has launched local engagement on plans to introduce 65km of new 20mph speed limits within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth, Merton, Bromley and Lambeth. It says lowering speeds is a key part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate death and serious […]

EasyMile in commercial ramp-up for driverless towing

Autonomous driving company Easymile is showcasing a new “TractEasy” driverless tow-tractor. EasyMile has been providing solutions for the autonomous transport of people and goods for close to decade, and is known for its expertise in developing and driverless vehicles for passenger transport, and now, material handling. With a load capacity of 25 tons, the TractEasy […]


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