Government rejects claims driverless safety rules are “too weak and too vague”

The Government has responded to a Commons Transport Committee report into driverless cars, by insisting “safety is a priority” for its rules around the technology. In the report, the Committee had commented: “While it is widely assumed that self-driving vehicles will prove safer than human drivers, this is not a given. Optimistic predictions are often […]

North West to benefit from £19.8 billion transport investment

The North West will benefit from more frequent trains, more capacity and faster journeys in a major funding boost to create stronger public transport networks.   Yesterday the government has announced the Network North plan, which will build better connectivity across the North and Midlands with faster journey times, increased capacity and more frequent, reliable services.  Its plan […]

Scotland “could miss out on” £20m transport cash over review response

The UK Government’s Scotland Office minister David Duguid has accused the Scottish government of a “lack of engagement” with to the Union Connectivity Review into infrastructure in the UK. The Scotsman reports that the review, led by the current chairman of Network Rail and former commissioner of Transport for London Sir Peter Hendy, is where […]


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