New Boroughwide Digital Parking Permits Scheme plan to be decided in Reading

Digital parking permits are set to replace the in-car physical stickers across the whole of Reading, making it more convenient and easier for residents to apply for and manage parking around their homes. The council is proposing to modernise the way residents register and apply for parking permits for cars linked to their home or […]

Yunex Traffic backs letter to the Prime Minister calling for Future of Transport Bill

Yunex Traffic has added its signature to a letter, alongside over 50 organisations, calling for the Prime Minister to introduce a Future of Transport Bill. The open letter, organised by Inteligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), highlights the need for a bill in order to deliver the right environment for transport innovation to continue to […]

Councils offer van replacement funding for those using busy route

Diesel van owners who drive along the Guildford stretch of the A3 more than three times a week, could be eligible for a grant to replace their vehicle with an electric model. Surrey County Council is working in partnership with Guildford Borough Council to deliver a £11 million National Highways scheme, aimed at reducing high […]

Hundreds of new zero emission buses coming to England

The Transport Secretary’s announced £129 million of spending for zero emission buses in England. The funding is designed to help local transport authorities introduce new buses to “help grow the economy by connecting communities – helping people get to work or college while also providing a boost for UK manufacturing”. Particularly remote areas where building […]

Tarmac rated ‘Outstanding’ on apprenticeship delivery

Tarmac’s learning and development team has received an Outstanding rating by Ofsted in its first full inspection of its apprenticeship provision. The apprenticeship programme delivered at Tarmac’s National Skills and Safety Park, located at Nether Langwith Quarry, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, received its first full inspection in early August and Tarmac is currently the only employer […]

Expanded ULEZ “adds 13 minutes to life expectancy”

Independent research by Channel 4 suggests that the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to the outer boroughs will not make any significant difference to two key types of air pollution. Using the Mayor’s own data, the channel’s Factcheck Team calculates that the expanded ULEZ would add just 13 minutes to the life expectancy […]

Road traffic remains below pre-pandemic levels, but vans buck the trend

New figures from the Department for Transport show overall traffic levels in the year ending June 2023 were higher than in year ending June 2022, but below pre-pandemic levels. It shows there were 328.2 billion vehicle miles driven in the year, 2.3% above last year but still 1.4% below the year to June 2018, five […]

M32 bridge works to cost £22m

Safety Inspectors at National Highways have spotted “serious defects” on the Eastville Viaduct on the M32 in Bristol. The BBC reports they’ve ordered repairs costing £22.6m, including concrete repairs, new barriers, waterproofing and drainage. The report adds that underneath the bridge, several large areas of spalling, when concrete starts cracking and exposing reinforced steel, can […]

Half of drivers rule out buying an EV

As the UK nears its 2030 deadline to stop the sale of petrol and diesel cars, new research suggests that 43% of British people won’t consider switching to an EV when they purchase their next vehicle. Researchers for from car-sharing marketplace Turo say that that the top three barriers preventing car owners from switching to […]

New report brands connected cars “worst for privacy”

Modern cars are being branded “a privacy nightmare” by Mozilla Foundation in the United States. In its latest “Privacy Not Included” report, it says car makers have been bragging about their cars being “computers on wheels” for years to promote their advanced features but that the conversation about what driving a computer means for its […]


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