Bristol councillor calls for West of England mayor to take buses under public control

The councillor in charge of transport in Bristol has urged the West of England metro mayor to bring buses into public control. Bristol Labour is calling on the West of England Combined Authority to look at bus franchising as a way to fix the region’s struggling public transport. Labour Councillor Don Alexander, cabinet member for transport at Bristol City Council, […]

Committee launches inquiry into decarbonising transport

A new inquiry has been launched to look into ‘the importance of decarbonising transport to reach net zero’. The House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee will analyse how electric vehicles (EVs) and the end of the sale of fossil fuelled cars will impact the nation’s environmental goals. The inquiry will look to understand […]

New Jenoptik speed camera installed in Nottingham

Police in Nottingham are warning drivers to slow down and stick to the speed limit as a new speed and red light camera is set to go live. The Nottinghamshire Safety Camera Partnership has installed the camera from Jenoptik on the A38 at Kirkby-in-Ashfield in response to concerns about speeding in the area. The new […]

“Frightening” rise in motorway wrong-way driving

The number of reports of vehicles being driven the wrong way on England’s motorways rose by 13% in a year, an investigation has found. Sky News reports National Highways figures show 872 incidents involving “oncoming vehicles” were reported in the year to 19 June. That is up from 770 during the previous 12 months, and […]

Smart ticketing company expands with acquisition from Visa

Smart Ticketing and payment solutions company Unicard Ltd has acquired Smart Ticketing specialists Ecebs from Visa, in a market transaction that it says will enable Unicard to offer a more comprehensive range of solutions in the UK and abroad. The move sees Unicard add contactless EMV (Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa) to its solutions portfolio, comprised […]

New LTN restrictions in Streatham

Lambeth Council has announced plans to establish the Streatham Wells Low Traffic Neighbourhood in an attempt to help reduce motor vehicle traffic and road danger, improve air quality and make it easier to walk and cycle.  The council will introduce traffic restrictions on roads within the Streatham Wells LTN “to turn traffic clogged roads into […]

Aggregate Industries acquires OCL Regeneration

Materials supplier Aggregate Industries, a member of the Holcim Group, has acquired OCL Regeneration Limited, a leading provider of highways waste recycling solutions. The acquisition of the Kent-headquartered business will further strengthen Aggregate Industries’ asphalt and surfacing operations, where it is a key player on National Highways and local authority contracts. OCL was founded in […]

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