Electric cars should be charged pay-as-you-drive tax to help pay for damaged roads

Electric cars should be charged a pay-as-you-drive tax as they damage roads more due to their extra weight, a think tank has suggested.. The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), which has close ties to the Government, said the current system of vehicle duty “treats motorists as a cash cow” and should be scrapped. It warned […]

Link road to connect airport via new pedestrian cycle and bus route to be considered in Norfolk

The Transport for Norwich Advisory Committee will consider proposals for a new, direct and convenient connection between Norwich Airport and the nearby industrial estate. The scheme would deliver a new link by upgrading and widening Liberator Road to enable two-way pedestrian, cycle and bus travel. Councillor Graham Plant, Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport […]

Road deaths increase by 9% in the last 12 months

The latest Department for Transport figures for road casualties have showed that 1,695 people were killed in crashes in 2022, up from 1,558 a year earlier. It showed that road deaths in Britain rose 9% last year, leading to calls for the Government to give the issue “the attention and resources it deserves”. Three out of four fatalities were […]

Bridge restoration project in Staffordshire wins top industry awards

A project to restore a Staffordshire Grade II* listed road bridge has won a clutch of top industry awards. The project to restore the historic Chetwynd Bridge near Alrewas took eight months. The bridge is the largest surviving pre: 1830s cast iron bridge in England and the second largest in the world. Now, Staffordshire County […]

TTF signs partnership with ERTICO–ITS Europe

The Transport Technology Forum has boosted its knowledge sharing and collaboration by signing a letter of engagement  with the European Intelligent Transport Systems Association, ERTICO–ITS Europe. The two organisations will work together on areas of mutual interest and needs. They will also promote each other to their own networks through communications and events. On the […]

The best of UK ITS innovation showcased in Lisbon and profiled on today’s Highways Voices

We have a record 13 guests on today’s Highways Voices as we hear from the delegation from who exhibited on the UK Pavilion, and also the views of the British Ambassador who visited the exhibition. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! The whistle-stop tour hears from the […]


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