Local people play a part in encouraging bus travel in Scottish Boarder

Scottish Boarders Council has joined forces with bus operators from across the region to launch a marketing campaign aimed at encouraging those entitled to free bus travel to use the bus The campaign, Free to Choose Bus, is a year-long initiative focusing on the range of benefits of bus travel, including the health and wellbeing, financial, environmental, and social advantages to traveling by bus.  […]

Roads team in North Ayrshire clicks into gear ahead of winter

North Ayrshire Council’s Roads team has been out across the region with snowploughs – before there has even been a single flake of snow. An annual dry run has been carried out by North Ayrshire Council to ensure its fleet of snow clearing and gritting vehicles is ready to hit the road before the wintry […]

LGA: Don’t take transport powers away from councils

It is councils – who know their communities best – that should be trusted to make local transport decisions not Whitehall, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). Responding to the Government’s plan for motorists, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association, said: “Councils want to work with the Government to make […]

£70m extra earmarked for signals upgrades, fine tuning and technology

The Government has announced a raft of measures to make traffic signals more efficient, including the replacement of old equipment, a new “Green Light Fund” and new technology to better manage city centre traffic. This is being described as “the biggest investment in traffic signals in decades”. The Department for Transport issued the Plan for […]

Council offers communities free speed cameras

A District Council is offering 20 free speed cameras to communities in its area to try to slow down dangerous drivers. Parish councils and community groups have been applying for Speedwatch cameras, provided by East Hampshire District Council.  The cameras share the data they record with the police. The scheme is one of 12 welfare […]

Vaisala intros compact hyperlocal weather station

Weather, environmental, and industrial measurements company Vaisala has launched a new compact weather station for cities, road authorities and industrial zones for weather and environmental monitoring. It says that, whether assessing road conditions, air pollution, or other environmental challenges, the flexible and scalable Beam Weather Station “empowers communities to leverage weather, environmental and road state […]

RECHARGE UK Chair sets out plan to speed up EV transition

The Chair of electric vehicle trade group RECHARGE UK has set out his aims and objectives following the Government’s decision to roll the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles until 2035. Mark Constable, who took over as Chair earlier this year, says the group must focus on trying to remove […]

200 ULEZ cameras taken in six months

New figures from London’s Metropolitan Police show the force investigated 795 crimes relating to ULEZ cameras between 1 April and 30 September. This includes 200 reports of cameras being stolen and 595 cameras being damaged. The actual numbers of cameras affected could be higher than this, though, because A recorded crime can include multiple offences. […]

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