Hundreds of older person bus pass holders benefit from free travel to Portsmouth hospitals

A successful trial of free early morning journeys, before 9am, to hospital appointments for Portsmouth City Council issued older person bus pass holders could lead to the council making this scheme permanent. At the Transport decision meeting next week, the council will consider making permanent the current trial for earlier free travel, before 9am, for […]

Jacobs wins £65 million highways professional services contract in Worcestershire

Consultant Jacobs has won a £65 million highways professional services contract to support the delivery of highways and transport services for Worcestershire County Council. Work will include general design services, project management, business case development, planning application support and quality surveying. It will also be expected to have the capacity to provide ecology and sustainability […]

Good progress for transport in Warrington

New council reports show Warrington is making real progress in transforming how people travel, delivering major highways schemes, and making the borough more cyclist and pedestrian friendly. In 2019, Warrington Borough Council set out the ambition in its Local Transport Plan (LTP4), to make Warrington ‘a thriving, attractive, accessible, and well-connected place with popular, high-quality walking, […]

TfL requires suppliers to be FORS Gold accredited from April

All new Greater London Authority Group contracts worth £1 million and over and involving vehicles will require suppliers to be FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Gold accredited or a TfL approved equivalent scheme from April 2024  FORS is an accreditation scheme recognising freight and fleet safety and environmental standards  Making vehicles safer is a vital […]

Portsmouth licensed private hire vehicles in bus lanes trial proves a success

Allowing private hire vehicles to use five bus lanes in Portsmouth to improve reliability has proved a success. Portsmouth City Council carried out a successful 14-month trial of Portsmouth-licensed private hire vehicles – cars that can be booked using a phone or an app but can’t use taxi ranks – giving them permission to use […]

Nota AI hails “unique” collaboration with City Science

The South Korean traffic solutions company Nota AI says its research collaboration with UK-based decarbonisation-focussed consultancy City Science is going to allow the industry to more accurately understand the context of traffic flow and provide meaningful information. The two companies are working together to develop “Beyond Smart Junctions”, a next-generation ITS project funded by Innovate […]

Kiely Group take the surface preservation discussion to Parliament

The largest privately-owned road surface maintenance company in the UK, Kiely Group, has held a drop-in session in Parliament to give MPs and Peers the opportunity to informally discuss the critical issues surrounding potholes and the solutions available to prevent them. The session was hosted by Sir Christopher Chope MP, former Chair of the All […]

Edinburgh Council to consult on tram extension

A public consultation is expected to be carried out to inform the Strategic Business Case for a tram route from Granton to Edinburgh’s BioQuarter and beyond. On Thursday (1 February), the city’s Transport and Environment Committee will hear about a recommended north – south tram line, which would extend the existing network between the Airport […]

National Highways to hand old A14 to Cambridgeshire County Council

The old stretch of the A14 between Swavesey and Huntingdon will be officially handed over from National Highways to Cambridgeshire County Council next week. From Thursday, 8 February, the transfer process will be complete, and the county council will be officially responsible for maintaining this section of the highway. This will include any maintenance such […]


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