Cabinet agrees extra £5.1m funding for road improvements

Lancashire County Council is investing an extra £5.1m in Lancashire’s roads, bringing its maintenance budget for this year to around £35m. Last week, the county council’s cabinet approved a report highlighting its plan to spend Lancashire’s share of the extra £200m of investment in roads announced in Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget. […]

Stagecoach confirms its largest ever order of electric vehicles

Stagecoach, the UK’s biggest coach and bus operator has today (6 April) announced its plans to introduce 170 fully electric vehicles in Stockport as it places its largest electric bus order to date.  The electric fleet of 150 double deck and 20 single deck vehicles, which will be produced by Volvo/MCV represent an investment by […]

Transport Scotland works on procurement for new A9 project

Transport Scotland has announced it is moving ahead with industry engagement ahead of the new procurement for the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy contract. Following the announcement on 8 February that a new procurement would be launched for the section, Transport Scotland officials have been working at pace to update contracts in preparation for the […]

Wolverhampton bus station “one of UK’s most accessible transport hubs”

Wolverhampton has become one of the UK’s most accessible bus stations after joining New York and Barcelona in testing the latest, inclusive technology. Transport for West Midlands has unveiled new smart codes at Wolverhampton Bus Station, giving passengers immediate access to wayfinding details and live travel information on their mobile phones. The six-month trial is […]

North Wales police tow away cars after inconsiderate parking in Gwynedd

Police have had to oversee the removal of a number of cars which had blocked roads in a beauty spot in North Wales. North Wales Police has issued a statement explaining that, whilst they appreciate people are visiting Eryri National Park to “enjoy the weather and stunning scenery” over the Easter weekend, there was irresponsible […]

AIA questions safer roads fund investment

The Asphalt Industry Alliance has called last week’s Department for Transport’s announcement that it’s spending £47.5 million in enhancing the safety of some of the most high-risk roads in England as “woefully behind what’s needed. Through the third round of the Safer Roads Fund, 27 new schemes will be delivered, which the government says will […]

Car parks “could collapse” under weight of electric vehicles

It’s feared multi-storey car parks across the country could be at risk of collapse as heavier electric vehicles put pressure on ageing infrastructure. Car parking experts and engineers have told The Daily Telegraph that the growth of EV use in the UK could put pressure on car park floors, with unloved structures most susceptible to […]

TfL wants new rules for dockless e-bikes

The Director of Strategy and Innovation at Transport for London is calling for new rules to stop dockless e-bikes just being dumped on pavements. Thomas Ableman told the London Evening Standard newspaper: “No one wins from the situation that exists now. The situation is confusing for users, and that doesn’t help operators’ businesses either.” The […]

M6 Junction 10 improvements draw to a close with road closures required

Sections of slip roads around junction 10 of the M6 in the West Midlands will be closed from today (Tuesday 11 April) as improvement works are completed. This includes the full closure of the dedicated left turn from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound into Tempus Drive to allow Openreach to carry out some essential work until […]

Cruise recalls driverless cars for software upgrade after minor shunt

General Motors’ driverless subsidiary Cruise has recalled 300 of its vehicles after one of its “robotaxis” bumped into a bus in San Francisco. In a blog post, Founder and CEO Kyle Vogt has written how there was a minor collision after a city bus slowed and the AV was late to brake behind it. It […]


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