Air Quality Action Plan formally adopted by Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council has formally adopted its Air Quality Action Plan, which details how it will continue to progress with improvements to air quality and health protection across the county. Wiltshire Council has formally adopted its Air Quality Action Plan, which details how it will continue to progress with improvements to air quality and health protection […]

Stoke-on-Trent’s local transport and active travel plan gets the green light

Plans to invest £5.4 million in local transport and active travel projects in Stoke has got the go ahead. The city council’s local transport and active travel plan includes 26 projects to improve roads, footpaths and bridges, and includes traffic calming measures which will be placed outside six schools. The funding is made up of […]

First electric buses hit the road in Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport

The first new electric buses from First Bus South, operator of First Bus Solent, have entered service in Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport, ushering in the region’s first zero-emissions buses.  They are the first of 62 buses which will be rolled over the coming weeks for passengers on a range of routes. The company says the […]

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund running Road MSc bursary scheme again

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Trustees have announced that they will once again be running the Transport MSc Bursary programme for the academic year 2024-5. The Trustees are hoping to encourage more applications to study for a transport related MSc – both from people who are new to the transport sector and people who are currently […]

APCOA announces live data partnership with Zapmap

Parking operator APCOA has agreed a live data partnership with the EV charge point app, Zapmap, aiming to help electric vehicle drivers find EV chargers and plan their journeys with real time, up to the minute availability. Drivers can look for APCOA charge points using the network filter on the Zapmap app where they can […]

Core Highways’ details ROTL Training and Recruitment Programme

Core Highways has announced it has taken the initiative in its search for training potential new recruits from a previously unlikely talent pool. By working with a local prison, the company is offering serving offenders a life changing training programme with the chance of future employment in the highways sector. Faced with an employment skills […]

Annual road improvement programme gets under way in North Yorkshire

The vast road network across England’s largest county is to receive a multi-million pound boost as its annual surface dressing programme gets under way.  North Yorkshire Council’s highways capital programme totals £53 million for this financial year, of which £25.3m has been allocated to road schemes.  This includes £5m for the surface dressing programme, running […]

Apple cuts 600 jobs from self-driving team

Apple has cut more than 600 jobs after apparently dropping its self-driving car plans. The news agency Bloomberg says the majority of the cuts come from the address of the site which was working on the recently abandoned self-driving car project in California. The BBC adds that the state’s employment department was notified on 28 […]

Government spending £2.9m to enable cyclists to use Hammersmith Bridge

Cyclists will be able to cross London’s Hammersmith Bridge again, as Ministers promise nearly £3 million to resurface the bridge to provide a new cycle lane. Once the resurfacing works are completed, cyclists will no longer have to dismount from their bikes and use the separate footpath, allowing them to cross the bridge quickly and […]

Musk announces Tesla robotaxi unveil on 8 August

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has issued a very short tweet announcing that he will unveil the carmaker’s robotaxi on 8 August. Investopedia reports that shares of Tesla surged nearly 4% to $171.19 (around £136) in extended trading on Friday following the announcement, after sinking 3.6% during the regular session. The announcement came just hours after […]


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