Last bus promise included in new passenger charter in West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and bus operators have made a commitment to deliver a minimum standard of service under the West Midlands Bus Passenger Charter. The charter includes for the first time a ‘last bus promise’ under which passengers whose final bus of the day is cancelled or leaves earlier than usual can claim compensation […]

Sandwell Council receives extra £509,000 funding as part of Network North fund

Sandwell Council has welcomed £509,000 funding as part of the Government’s Network North fund, an £8.3billion commitment to highways maintenance across England. This money will be spent on resurfacing roads, cycleways and footways and maintaining bridges, as well as preventing potholes and other road defects. Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, Councillor Danny […]

TTF sets the date and location for the next TTF Conference

The Transport Technology Forum will hold its next Annual Conference on the 23-25 April at the Leonardo Hotel Hinckley Island in Leicestershire. The event has grown significantly in popularity over the past few years and the organisers have chosen a larger location to be able to accommodate a greater number of local authority representatives and […]

MP calls for higher motorway speeds

The MP for North Herefordshire is calling for higher speed limits on motorways to help people get to work faster, saying it could boost productivity. Conservative former shadow minister Sir Bill Wiggin told a debate in the House of Commons that the M50 – which runs through parts of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire – would […]

Police arrest two over vandalism to speed cameras

Police investigating criminal damage to speed cameras in Cornwall have made two arrests. Two men in their 30s, one from the Falmouth area and one from the Porthleven area, have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and are currently (as of 9 Jan 2024) in police custody. As part of ongoing enquiries, officers from […]

World’s first pothole preventing robot to be road tested in Hertfordshire

An autonomous robot, developed by tech company Robotiz3d and academics at the University of Liverpool in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council Highways Engineers, is set to pass its first test outside of a lab environment, on the roads of Hertfordshire. Using imaging technology the team working on the project have now developed the first Autonomous […]

V2X provider Cohda acquired by Danlaw

American Vehicle-to-Everything technology company Danlaw has bought Australia-based Cohda Wireless. It says this marks a significant milestone in Danlaw’s global expansion initiative, aimed at advancing connected vehicle safety and smart city solutions. It says since 2004, Cohda has been widely recognised for its V2X technology solutions that have “consistently set industry standards” and that the acquisition of […]


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