Connected communities: Pledge to raise standards for bus passengers in North Lincolnshire

A raft of improvements to bus journeys – designed to ensure the best possible experience for passengers – have been pledged by operators across North Lincolnshire. The council, Stagecoach, Hornsby Travel and East Yorkshire Buses have signed a charter which commits to provide routes to key communities, to fair and transparent ticketing, and people travelling […]

DfT publishes new MaaS guidance

The Department for Transport has published guidance on Mobility as a Service ” to make the planning and payment of trips easier for people and businesses.” It says a MaaS platforms integrate and analyse data from multiple modes of transport, such as rail, bus, taxi and cycle hire, to offer choice in journey planning to consumers. This […]

Irish government department is the first to receive a Gold Smarter Travel Award

The Department of Transport of the Government of Ireland has been recognised as the first organisation in the country to receive the Gold Level Smarter Travel Mark award from the National Transport Authority, in recognition of prioritising sustainable and active commuting as an organisation. The Smarter Travel Mark is a three-tier certification that recognises and […]

Cruise CEO says driverless vehicles safer than humans

The CEO of General Motors’ driverless subsidiary Cruise has stated that parents should want to put their children in autonomous vehicles, because they’re safer than human-driven cars. Kyle Vogt told CNBC Television “The really important thing people need to know about AVs is their safety track record, especially relative to human drivers. And since we’ve […]

Awards launched to recognise Transport and Energy innovation

A new awards is being launched to recognise collaboration in the private and public sectors in the transport and energy sectors. The awards ceremony will take place on 16 November after the Transport + Energy Forum, at the evening networking dinner. Announcing the launch, Alec Peachey Editorial Director for Transport + Energy commented: “As the transport […]

Scottish campaigners call for ANPR-based charging on tourist route

A campaign group of people living near the North Coast 500 tourist route around the top of Scotland are calling for ANPR cameras to be installed to charge visitors to use the route. The NC500 was created as a specific route in 2015 and has proved very popular with visitors, and is dubbed one of […]

Environmentally friendly highway improvements underway on key Oxfordshire road

A section of a key main road through Wantage in Oxfordshire is being improved in a carbon-neutral project using recycled and sustainable materials along with tree and wildflower planting and solar powered traffic signals. Oxfordshire County Council, Milestone Infrastructure and their suppliers are working on a large layby/service road on the A417 Reading Road in […]

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