ADEPT and Colas publish new toolkit to tackle local government staff retention crisis

A new guide has been published today to help tackle the staff retention crisis in local authorities across the country. Local authorities are experiencing a crisis in staff retention, leading to skills gaps that are having a serious impact on how councils provide services. The annual LGA workforce survey 2022 (ref) found over four-fifths (83 […]

Greater Manchester sees more than a hundred spot speed cameras upgraded

Speeding drivers in Greater Manchester are being warned that they are more likely to be caught as part of changes to how safety cameras are used in the region. The region’s police force has given details of the installation of VECTOR-SR cameras, developed by Jenoptik, announced in July. They have been funded through the Mayor’s […]

ORR “holds National Highways to account” to meet corporate carbon emissions target

The Office of Rail and Road has issued a blog post regarding National Highways’ commitments to reduce its corporate carbon emissions. Haydn Gill, Senior analyst, Highways writes that ORR holds National Highways to account to meet its target of a 67% reduction in corporate carbon emissions by 2025 compared to 2017-18 levels. Corporate carbon emissions […]

Sustrans says active travel must be part of Scotland’s journey to net zero

A new report by Sustrans shows that walking, wheeling and cycling could cut around a quarter of car emissions in Scotland. Karen McGregor, Director of Sustrans Scotland, has written a blog explaining “the positive impact the switch to active travel could have on communities and the environment”. Read it here: A new report from Sustrans […]

Police stop car with 15 people in it

Police in Cheshire have caught a people carrier carrying more than double the number of people it should carry. The vehicle (pictured) was on the M62 as the vehicle looked overloaded. Writing on X, formerly Twitter, Police say they were shocked to find 15 people in the vehicle, including children. All of them were unrestrained. […]

Cruise pauses all driverless rides in the US

General Motors’ driverless subsidiary, Cruise, has suspended all supervised and manual autonomous vehicle operations in the US. This follows suspension of rides in San Francisco following a collision with a pedestrian in the city last month. The person had been hit by a human-driven vehicle who then drove away before the collision with the driverless […]

New £2m competition launched to help decarbonise local transport

A new £2 million competition is launching today (16 November) aimed at encouraging businesses and local authorities to work together to develop and trial transport schemes that cut emissions in the long term. The Transport Decarbonisation Demonstrators programme, funded by the Department for Transport, also aims to help grow local economies by supporting businesses to […]

BMW offering semi-autonomous driving

Level 3 highly automated driving, which allows drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel and temporarily divert their attention away from the road, will soon be available in the new BMW 7 Series. The car company’s Personal Pilot L3 is the name of the new function that relieves the person at the wheel […]


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