Transport Minister promises e-active travel legislation “if time allows”

The Transport Minister Jesse Norman says the UK’s ability to innovate in technology is putting the country in a position to achieve what he calls the world’s most challenging Net Zero goals as he promises laws on active travel will be brought forward if and when parliamentary time allows. The Minister, whose remit covers decarbonisation […]

TTF Conference “sells out” as record numbers sign up to attend

Nearly 250 participants, including representatives from more than 60 local councils and combined authorities, will be in Leeds next week for the 2023 Transport Technology Forum Annual Conference to discuss a range of ways technology can help them solve their road transport challenges. “The record attendance for the event reflects the quality of the conference […]

TfGM releases more footage of trams and vehicles to encourage drivers to Be Tram Aware

More footage of collisions between trams and vehicles has been released as part of ongoing efforts to ensure drivers remain ‘tram aware’ when driving near the Metrolink. In February, Transport for Greater Manchester issued a short video showing cars and heavy goods vehicles colliding with trams across the Metrolink network. The latest video again shows drivers pulling […]

Congestion charge being considered in Wales amid concern over pollution

A type of congestion charge is being considered in Wales to help tackle traffic levels as concern grows over pollution levels. Cardiff Council has said public transport improvements, such as £1 bus fares on key routes, needed to be in place before the introduction of any payment, reports the BBC. There are no details related […]

Edinburgh City Council starts consultation on transport

A major consultation to help shape the way people move around, to and from Edinburgh has started this week. An integrated suite of action plans designed to transform transport in Edinburgh was approved for consultation by councillors during December and February. Together, the Active Travel, Public Transport, Parking, Road Safety and Air Quality Action Plans aim to create cleaner, greener, safer, more accessible […]

Potholes “taking over 18 months to fix”

New figures suggest there are areas of the country where individual potholes are taking more than eighteen months to be repaired . Data obtained by the Liberal Democrats through Freedom of Information requests suggests that some councils in England are taking over a month on average to fix potholes once they have been reported, with […]

Road safety schemes get £1m boost from Lancashire council

Funding has been agreed to help make roads safer in Lancashire, as part of a programme of investment which will also see improvements to footpaths and bus stops. Lancashire County Council has approved £1million for road and cycle safety schemes at locations where at least five collisions have resulted in people being injured within a five-year […]

PTV launches public transport planning tool

Mobility software developer PTV Group has launched a new web-based tool for public transport service planning. PTV Lines allows planners and operators to shape new and existing public transport lines, without requiring expert knowledge in complex planning software. The company says PTV Lines enables planners to quickly test different ideas and new measures in the […]

A successful, busy winter season comes to an end in Worcestershire

More than 5,000 tonnes of salt has been spread this winter covering almost 70,000 miles of roads in total across Worcestershire. The gritting season has now come to end after starting, as it does each year, in October and with the risk of sub-zero temperatures being unlikely. Worcestershire County Council has carried out 54 gritting […]

700 more streetlights to be converted to LED lighting this month in Shropshire

More than 700 Shropshire Council streetlights are set to be converted to LED lighting this month. Since 2013, over 7,900 of the more than 20,000 lights owned by the council have been converted from conventional ‘sodium discharge’ or mercury lighting to LED lighting. By the end of the year, the remaining streetlights will have been […]


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