Scottish travel in 2022 down down on pre-pandemic levels

A survey of Scotland’s transport and travel habits has found that there was a reduction in travel in 2022 compared to 2019. Transport Scotland statisticians have released the Transport and Travel in Scotland statistics publication. The publication includes a range of statistics from the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) about the journeys people make and how […]

Australia steps in to deliver global ITS event in 2023

ITS Australia is expanding its annual Summit next year to offer the world’s ITS community a chance to meet face-to-face. The ITS World Congress 2023 will be held in China, but Covid travel restrictions mean that the event will be available virtually to international visitors. This would have meant that for the second time in […]

Three temporary roads schemes in London to be made permanent

Transport for London has announced that it will be making three cycling schemes introduced during the pandemic permanent.    During the pandemic, TfL worked with councils with the aim of making it easier for people to walk and cycle safely across the capital. The schemes saw the creation of new sections of cycle lanes and bus […]

TfL consulting on bus route cuts

Transport for London has responded to government demands for cost savings by outlining a “reshaping” of bus services in Inner London. TfL says that before the Coronavirus pandemic, it had made “huge strides” to improve its financial resilience, but that due to TfL’s reliance on passenger fares for the majority of its income, the effect […]

Transport watchdog calls for “fair funding deal” for London

Transport watchgo London TravelWatch has co-ordinated writing a letter alongside London First, several other organisations and elected representatives stressing to the Department for Transport “the importance of London’s transport system receiving a fair funding deal in the forthcoming three-year CSR settlement”.  The organisations say they are concerned that inadequate funding for transport in the capital this […]

Car and tube use up after “freedom day”

New figures from the Department for Transport show car use and London Underground passenger numbers have reached a new level after the latest easing in coronavirus rules. The Press Association has analysed figures showing the number of cars on Britain’s roads was at 96% of pre-pandemic levels on Monday, which has only been matched on […]

New data reveals Dartford Crossing carrying more food and goods

The role of the Dartford Crossing in keeping goods and people moving during and after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic has been revealed in new data released by Highways England. The figures show that despite the restrictions put in place in England, the crossing regularly carried more traffic than it was designed for and […]

Northern Evidence Academic Forum brings experts together to discuss latest transport research

The third meeting of the Northern Evidence Academic Forum is taking place with experts discussing the latest transport research and how it could shape future plans for the region. The forum, set up by Transport for the North, brings together the region’s policy and decision-makers with researchers, creating a space for sharing the latest data and considering […]

University gives JCT Traffic Signals Symposium official clearance to run September event

Officials at Nottingham Trent University have officially approved JCT’s plans for running a successful and safe Traffic Signals Symposium at their site in September. The University has agreed the Covid Event Safety Guide and confirmed that, barring any change in Government advice, the event is able to proceed in its traditional format on the 15 […]


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