Walking and cycling in county to benefit from £2.4m active travel investment

Oxfordshire is to benefit from £2.384 million awarded by Active Travel England – the UK government agency responsible for making walking, wheeling and cycling the preferred choice for everyone to get around in England. The funding has been awarded as part of the fourth phase of the active travel bidding process (active travel tranche 4). Oxfordshire County Council […]

Go North East says it is leading the way on electric buses

Go North East, already home to the largest electric bus fleet in the region, has announced plans to further expand its number of zero-emission vehicles. This significant development has been made possible through a successful partnership with Transport North East, securing £5.7 million of government funding. Transport North East is among the 25 local transport […]

It’s Good To Talk: Westcotec look forward to Intertraffic 2024

Norfolk-based road safety technology firm Westcotec will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Intertraffic trade show in Amsterdam (16 to 19 April), with one of the priorities being starting some conversations with potential distributors from across the world who share its values and who can extend its supply out of the UK. This year Westcotec will […]

Government urged to mandate accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Calls for all public EV charging sites to have accessible charging mandated are growing with Baroness Jenny Randerson backing the likes of ChargeSafe, Motability Foundation and RECHARGE UK in calling for Government action.  Baroness Randerson has highlighted the importance of providing accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure after attending a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary […]

A1M: Full carriageway closure in Hertfordshire today

Drivers are advised there will be a full carriageway overnight closure on the A1M in Hertfordshire Tuesday 26 March, while essential work takes place.   National Highways will carry out further investigations on the A1M northbound to determine the full extent of the significant safety defect and to ensure the safety of all road users.  While National Highways […]

Cruise issues statement after October accident

The leadership team of autonomous robotaxi firm Cruise has posted an update on X, following the involvement of one of their vehicles in a serious accident in October. The GM-funded company had a licence to carry passengers without human drivers throughout the city of San Francisco. Cruise, which has reportedly lost up to $6 billion […]

TfN: Blueprint for the North transport infrastructure plan published

TfN has published an ambitious plan for sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the North, enabled by transformational connectivity.  The new Strategic Transport Plan (STP) was approved at Transport for the North Board meeting in Leeds by Northern leaders. It outlines how with the right investment and policy levers, together with transformational transport infrastructure we […]

Ember raises £11m for Intercity Electric Bus Network

Ember has announced that it has raised an £11 million Series A financing round, led by Inven Capital, 2150 and AENU. Existing investors Pale Blue Dot and SkyScanner co-founder Gareth Williams also participated in the oversubscribed round. The company will use the funding to accelerate the rollout of its electric bus services and further invest […]

Tyne Bridge: Restoration project set to get underway

The four-year, multi-million pound Tyne Bridge restoration project will finally begin on Tuesday 2 April, with completion scheduled to finish in time for one of the North East’s most recognisable structures’ 100th anniversary in October 2028. The iconic bridge, together with the Central Motorway, were part of a bid of £41.4 million that Newcastle City […]

Hull City Council harnesses innovative AI technology to tackle congestion

Hull City Council has bolstered its efforts to reduce congestion and improve traffic management through the trial use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.  Following an initial AI-powered traffic management trial in Hull – conducted in collaboration with Huddersfield-based AI pioneers Simplifai Systems – Hull City Council have proudly shared encouraging data which shows a significant reduction in […]


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