Costs “to soar” after funding axed for Kier road project in Birmingham

Local government commissioners have warned that the government’s withdrawal of funding for a £600m PFI highways contract, won by Kier, is likely to damage a bankrupt council’s ability to turn its finances around. On 30 November, the Department for Transport confirmed it was ending its funding support for the project to maintain Birmingham’s roads, without […]

National Highways “should fund Tamar Bridge”, says Cornwall Council

After Cornwall Council narrowly voted to support an increase in the tolls on the Tamar Bridge, county councillor for Callington and St Dominic Andrew Long has called for National Highways to foot the bill for using the bridge. His comments come after heated debate at Cornwall Council’s February full council meeting on the motion to support applying for a toll revision […]

California Public Utilities Commission approves Waymo expansion plan

Waymo can expand its robotaxi service to the Peninsula and Los Angeles, state regulators said Friday. NBC Bay Area is reporting. The company’s driverless ride-hailing operations launched last year in San Francisco. “We’re grateful to the CPUC for this vote of confidence in our operations, which paves the way for the deployment of our commercial Waymo One […]

AppyWay invites investment in the parking revolution through Crowdcube

Digital kerbside management company AppyWay says it is excited to announce the launch of its fundraise on Crowdcube. This exclusive opportunity allows the public to play a pivotal role in transforming the parking landscape in the UK and beyond, and will help cities access the tools they need to unlock decarbonisation. A decade ago, AppyWay […]

The truck stops here: Roads Minister announces safer rest area plans

Lorry drivers across England will benefit from more parking spaces, better welfare facilities and safer rest areas thanks to £16.5 million in joint Government and industry investment. Today (Monday 4 March), the Roads Minister confirmed that 38 truckstops across England will invest £6 million from the Department for Transport (DfT), with a further £10.5 million […]

£800m worth of electric buses face urgent recall

Safety watchdogs have ordered the recall of almost 2,000 electric buses over fears they can catch fire if left unattended.  Mailonline reports the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has warned operators who use the Alexander Dennis Enviro200 and Enviro400 single and double decker buses of the critical safety issue.  The buses are currently operational across […]


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