Marsh Lane Roundabout ‘Levelling Up’ works complete

Major improvement works to reduce congestion and improve safety at Boston’s A16/Marsh Lane roundabout are now complete. Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “After six months of hard work, I’m incredibly happy to announce that our improvements to the A16/Marsh Lane roundabout are now complete and that the roundabout is fully re-opened. “The goal […]

Work to begin on the Welshpool active travel scheme

Work to improve active travel provision on Severn Road, in Welshpool is due to begin on Monday 27 November. Identified on the Active Travel Network Maps (ATNM) by the community, this route would form the first phase of a wider project to create a local active travel network – enabling more journeys to be undertaken […]

National Highways starts search for interested parties for new £495M technical services framework

National Highways is set to retender its technical consultancy framework, which covers geotechnical engineering services. In a recent prior information notice, National Highways confirmed that it will replace its current specialist professional and technical services framework 2 (SPATS2) with the new SPATS3. The new framework, valued at approximately £495M, would cover the period of 2024-2030. This […]

Milton Keynes goes back to basics to encourage more bus use

Milton Keynes City Council is using Government funding to provide residents with printed bus timetables as part of a campaign to encourage more people back onto buses and secure the future of services. Last month, Government’s £2 cap on bus fares which was due to end on 31 October was extended to 31 December 2024. […]

Fare outcomes: Understanding transport in Wales’s cities

Centre for Cities in partnership with TUC Wales has shown how increasing public transport use in Wales will help Welsh Government boost economic growth and reach net zero. The report says city transport connectivity has become a prominent topic in the UK policy debate in recent years. Public transport has been seen as a lever to […]

Parliamentary event celebrates Women in Bus and Coach national launch

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Road Passenger Transport Industry has welcomed the new Women in Bus and Coach initiative to celebrate its formation at an event hosted at the House of Commons. Women in Bus and Coach is the first national network created to support women in the industry. It is supported by representatives […]

Transport Scotland given climate change targets

Transport Scotland is being told to commit to timelines for publishing a Trunk Roads Adaptation Plan related to climate change, a Scour Management Strategy, Flood Emergency Plan and High Wind Strategy. The Scottish Climate Change Committee has published its report “Adapting to climate change – Progress in Scotland” and says Transport Scotland should develop guidance […]

EasyMile introduces driverless port lorry

The autonomous vehicle technology company EasyMile has partnered with terminal tractor maker Terberg Special Vehicles to deliver an autonomous vehicle for ports, which is being deployed in roll-on/roll-off operations at the DFDS terminal in Rotterdam. The autonomous terminal tractor successfully completed a series of complex tasks including driverless trailer transfer, shunting from point A to […]

Study finds better streets and pavements will let older people be active for longer

A new study suggests older people could benefit from getting outdoors more in their neighbourhoods if there were better pavements and roads, alongside some measures to reduce or slow traffic. Research by Heriot-Watt University for walking, wheeling and cycling charity, Sustrans and funded by Transport Scotland, found that older adults valued walking and staying active […]

CAV Forth bus wins self-driving industry Vehicle of the Year Award

The driverless bus project near Edinburgh, CAV Forth, has won headline Vehicle of the Year prize at the inaugural Self-driving Industry Awards. The fleet of five single-decker, low-emission Stagecoach buses which have been taking fares in Scotland daily since May, has given passengers their first taste of self-driving public transport. Presented at the Turner Contemporary […]

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