Consultation to start on Leicestershire LTP

Residents of Leicestershire will soon be asked to share their views on a major transport blueprint for the area, aiming to boost greener travel and improve connectivity across the county. ​The Local Transport Plan (LTP) emphasises the importance of transport in encouraging cleaner, greener and healthier communities. The report will be discussed by Leicestershire County […]

Record number of potholes filled as crews tackle more than 500 each day

Prolonged heavy rain over the last six months has led to a record number of potholes on Cornwall’s roads. Downpours between October and April have had a dramatic impact, with more than 45,000 potholes reported in 2023/24 – double the number for 2022/23, said the council. In response, Cornwall Highways – which manages Cornwall’s 7,300km […]

Delayed A12 reconstruction work “£10m over budget”

A major reconstruction scheme on the A12 is running £10m over budget, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed. National Highways estimated it would have cost £75m by the time it finished work on the Margaretting bypass in Essex. The FOI, submitted by the BBC, also showed the project was due to be completed […]

Lincolnshire: Allow more time to travel during A180 repairs

Motorists in North and North East Lincolnshire are advised to allow more time for their journeys as repairs are being carried out on the A180 westbound from 28 May. Essential maintenance work is taking place between Stallingborough, at the A180’s junction with the A1173, and junction 5 of the M180 (Barnetby). To enable this work […]

Multi-million-pound M3 junction 9 scheme approved

The Secretary of State for Transport has approved plans that will transform journeys around junction 9 of the M3. A £200 million scheme to create free-flowing links between the M3 and the A34 will improve connections between the south coast, the Midlands and London, reduce congestion, improve safety and introduce new networks for active travel, […]

Greater Cambridge Partnership welcomes new partners for self-driving bus project

Two new partners have come onboard Greater Cambridge Partnership’s (GCP) self-driving vehicle project, Connector. The Connector project is a pilot scheme to bring autonomous buses to Cambridge, utilising state of the art technology to give people more options about how they travel to work, get to appointments or see friends. Following changes to the project, Alexander Dennis Ltd, […]

ARTSM Central System Interface replacement proposal revealed

ARTSM, the Association of Road Traffic Safety & Management have revealed details of a proposal for the replacement of the UK’s Urban Traffic Management Central System Interface. “UTMC has served the Traffic Industry well for some years. However, it became clear pre-Covid, that the UTMC systems interfaces were insufficiently robust to cater for the needs […]

WorldDAB Automotive 2024: Driving broadcast digital radio

WorldDAB Automotive 2024 – the essential event bringing together the broadcast and automotive sectors – has unveiled its first group of expert keynote speakers. The conference takes place in Prague and online on 13 June. It offers a unique opportunity for industry professionals to gain valuable insights into the latest developments in DAB+ broadcast digital […]

New West Midlands mayor outlines bus reform plans

The newly elected West Midlands mayor has given more detail on his plans to reform bus services in the region. A pledge to create a franchise system, to regain control over timetables, routes and fares while private contractors own and run the vehicles, was a key element of Richard Parker’s election campaign, reports the BBC. […]

London: China’s BYD poised to supply electric double decker buses

Rapidly expanding Chinese automaker BYD is close to a deal that would see it supply all-electric double decker buses in London. Transport giant Go-Ahead Group is set to award the Shenzhen-based firm a contract to build more than 100 of the vehicles at around £400,000 each and £100,000 cheaper than its UK competitors, sources told the Sunday […]


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