National Highways responds to BBC Panorama’s “out of context” Smart Motorways episode

National Highways have issued a strongly worded statement in response to the airing of the BBC’s Smart Motorways: When Technology Fails episode of its long-running Panorama programme. The full, comprehensive statement can be read here but below is a brief summary of their feeling that the programme missed out several instances of “contextual” detail. “BBC […]

BBC Panorama to feature Smart Motorways

Tonight’s episode of the BBC’s Panorama programme will focus on the UK’s Smart Motorways programme with the title: “When Technology Fails”. “The government says new technology will make existing stretches of smart motorway safe. But what happens when the technology doesn’t work? Reporter Richard Bilton investigates,” says the BBC. For those able to watch the […]

Investment in public transport needs to continue, says adviser

The government needs to keep up spending on public transport, even though its usage has declined during the Covid pandemic, a government adviser has said. Commuter numbers could drop by a quarter due to more home working, Sir John Armitt, head of the National Infrastructure Commission, told the BBC. But Sir John said the Government […]


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