King: Use VED to create national pothole fund

The AA’s Edmund King believes Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) should be used to create a national protected fund that can be used to pay for future road improvements, such as the repair of potholes. “You need all the money to be ring fenced so it is spent on maintenance,” he said. “If you had a […]

London: Blind charity calls for “urgent” halting of floating bus stops

A pedestrian has been injured after being struck by a cyclist at a controversial ‘floating’ bus stop on Westminster Bridge. The pensioner was crossing a bike lane to reach the bus stop at a zebra crossing when they were hit by the passing cyclist and hurled to the floor in the latest incident to be […]

Authorities given extra time to detail GLF and TSOG plans

The English combined and local authorities who shared £50 million of grants to fix traffic signals as part of the Government’s Plan for Drivers are getting an extra month to detail the schemes they intend to deliver. All eligible authorities received a share of £10m ‘automatic’ funding from the Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant (TSOG), and […]

Highways UK announce agenda for 2024 show

Highways UK, the industry event that brings together the people responsible for planning, developing, managing, maintaining, and future-proofing the nation’s roads networks, returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 16 and 17 October and the agenda for the event has been announced by organisers Terrapinn. Two days of top-level debate across 10 theatres, a busy, […]

Wayve: Nvidia backs UK self-driving start-up in US$1 billion funding round

Nvidia is investing in Wayve Technologies, joining a US$1.05 billion funding round for the UK start-up that wants to get its autonomous-driving technology into cars. The fundraising – one of the largest ever for a European artificial intelligence company – was led by SoftBank Group, with existing investor Microsoft putting in further funds. The valuation […]

Up to 1m drivers at risk of M25 Dartford Crossing fines

About one million motorists who drive through the Dartford Crossing could be at risk of being fined, figures show. This comes after National Highways changed its service provider for the Dart Charge back in July 2023. Those using the crossing were told to update their account details. But out of 1.7 million account holders, only 770,000 successfully […]

West Sussex potholes: Council warned about fatal crash road

Council officials were warned about potholes on a stretch of road almost two months before a Porsche driver died reportedly swerving to avoid one.  The 74-year-old from Reigate, Surrey was pronounced dead at the scene near Petworth, West Sussex after his 911 GT2 was in collision with a BMW last Monday, says the Daily Telegraph. The crash involved […]

A40 rockfall: Proposals for clearance plan put forward

Work to clear the A40 on the Herefordshire/Monmouthshire border following a rockfall has taken a large step forward with a series of proposals put forward to remove the debris. Traffic management specialists have drawn up four options which will enable roadworkers safe working space at Leys Bend for the debris to be removed and for […]

ITS UK welcomes new councillors and mayors

ITS UK has welcomed newly elected and re-elected Councillors and Mayors following the local elections on 2 May, issuing a briefing on the key benefits intelligent transport can provide to communities across the UK. The briefing sets out how local policymakers, through technology, can support a more integrated, safer and efficient transport network for their […]

New car market growth continues despite declining private demand, says SMMT

UK new car registrations grew for the 21st consecutive month in April, rising by a modest 1.0% to reach 134,274 units, according to the latest data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). As a result, this was the market’s best April since 2021, although uptake was still -16.6% below the pre-pandemic […]


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