Wet July saw more rise in report in breakdowns as a result of potholes, says AA

Car breakdowns due to potholes soared in July as repairs slowed during one of the wettest months on record, figures show. The AA motoring organisation said call-outs for car damage from potholes rose by almost 20% compared with last July. Wet weather meant drivers often could not see the potholes while repair efforts by councils […]

Bus service improvement plan brings new Town Link to King’s Lynn

Residents of King’s Lynn will soon be able to travel around their town more easily as the new 3H Town Link bus service begins to run. From Monday 21 August the new Town Link service, run by local independent bus company Go To Town, will be departing Kings Lynn Bus Station seven times a day […]

New walking and cycling champion for Plymouth

Plymouth City Council has appointed a walking and cycling champion to promote and encourage more active travel. Providing cleaner, greener and healthier ways for people to get around Plymouth is one of the Council’s top priorities and, in his new role, Councillor John Stephens will be aiming to get more people walking, wheeling and cycling, […]

£5m for potholes, pavements and roads in Hackney

Over £5m is being spent tackling potholes and maintaining and resurfacing key local pavements and roads this year – as part of Hackney Council’s ambition to support people to walk, cycle and travel safely around the borough. The money is being invested as part of the council’s highway maintenance programme, which prioritises the roads, pavements […]

Blue badge database use expanded to reduce abuse

Local Authorities are being urged to reduce fraud and the unfair use of disabled parking spaces by taking advantage of a database which contains the details of all Blue Badge users in the UK. The Transport Technology Forum’s Parking Working Group has heard how the system is available to all authorities with an Application Programming […]

Grid Smarter Cities kerbside management contract extended in Southwark

Grid Smarter Cities has extended its Kerb Dock project by London’s Bankside Pier until the end of the year. The project showcases the potential of dynamically allocating kerb space by riverside locations for greener last mile deliveries in the city. Two bookable bays are now available for light freight couriers to load and unload directly […]

Cruise told to reduce the number of driverless vehicles on the road in San Francisco

The General Motors-owned driverless taxi provider Cruise has been told to reduce the number or vehicles on San Francisco’s roads. The California Department of Motor Vehicles wants a maximum of 50 on the road during the day, and 150 overnight. That’s a halving of previous numbers. Driverless vehicles have been controversial in the city with […]

Applications open for Forth Road Bridge tours

Applications are now being taken for free guided tours of the Forth Road Bridge, hosted by Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland. The tours will take place on Saturday 23 September as part of Doors Open Days, Scotland’s largest free festival “that celebrates places and stories, new and old”. Guided minibus tours will depart every […]

1,800 drivers caught in six hours on busy road in Devon

Police have issued a plea to motorists to slow down on a busy section of road in South Devon after more than 1,800 drivers were caught exceeding the speed limit on a 40mph stretch of the A380 Torbay Link Road in just over six hours of speed monitoring. That’s one every 12 seconds. During the […]

New taxi zone introduced at Edinburgh station

A new dedicated taxi zone at Edinburgh Waverley station is being introduced – the result of a collaboration between Network Rail and APCOA which is designed to enhance the overall journey experience for passengers using the station. With space to accommodate up to 40 taxis, the facility in the New Street car park is the […]

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