TfL told fining drivers using CCTV is illegal

Fining motorists by post using CCTV camera evidence has been ruled “illegal”. The Telegraph newspaper reports a special test case found that Transport for London had “illegally” fined motorists who had stopped on parking bays on red routes in the capital, breaching government guidance by using CCTV rather than traffic wardens to enforce road rules. […]

Bereaved Mum signs Essex Vision Zero pledge in National Road Victim Month

A bereaved Mum has become the latest person to sign the Essex Vision Zero pledge – showing her support for eradicating death and injury on the county’s roads. Mandy Garner, from Epping, signed the pledge to mark National Road Victim Month, which runs throughout August, in memory of her daughter Anisha, who was killed by […]

GHD and partner Costain selected to deliver strategic advice to Government

Professional services organisation GHD, in partnership with Costain, has been selected by the Department for Transport as a prime supplier on the department’s latest Specialist Technical and Commercial Advice for Rail and Other Transport Modes (STARThree) Framework. The appointment will see GHD and Costain work in collaboration on this framework worth up to £600m in […]

On-demand bus service operated by Go-Ahead connects rural Wiltshire communities

An on-demand bus service linking rural communities in North Wiltshire is to be operated by The Go-Ahead Group on behalf of Wiltshire Council. Called Wiltshire Connect, the network will allow people to summon a low emission bus using a smartphone app to pick them up and take them anywhere within a prescribed operating zone. It […]

A9 safety campaigners call for Scotland to join dashcam portal

Safety campaigners say the threat of being caught on dashcam may make people drive better and safer on the notorious A9 road in Scotland. The Press and Journal reports road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has backed a campaign to use the portal quoting Neil Greig, the group’s policy and research director, as saying: “The system […]

Council successfully wins fund for “cleaner, greener” fleet

Argyll and Bute Council has been successful in securing almost £100,000 of funding for electric vehicle chargers at council offices, depots and schools. Transport Scotland invites local authorities to bid for funding through its competitive Switched on Fleets initiative. The fund is designed to enable the transition of older petrol and diesel vehicles to cleaner, […]

Neath Port Talbot Council steps in to temporarily save local bus service

Neath Port Talbot Council has agreed to step in and provide funding for two free shuttle vehicles in the borough, to act as a temporary solution to the cancellation of two services by a local transport company. It comes after the Welsh Government’s Bus Emergency Scheme, designed to keep vital bus services across Wales running […]

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