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"Talking" cars to cut down congestion

27/10/2011

A major transport project is investigating introducing wireless networking to vehicles as a way of drastically reducing congestion and the environmental impact of traffic.

IEA wants Government to introduce voluntary road pricing

18/06/2013

Research carried out by the Institute of Economic Affairs shows that the introduction of a voluntary pricing mechanism for road usage would have a sizeable impact on traffic and congestion.

Journey times expected to triple over Christmas

09/12/2013

INRIX, a leading provider of traffic information and driver services, has revealed that the Christmas getaway could take drivers up to three times longer than usual.

Funding approved for road and rail projects

16/12/2013

The government has approved funding to tackle a number of congested local roads and improve key points on the strategic road network.

UK’s worst roads revealed

04/03/2014

The UK is ranked the sixth worst for traffic in Europe, according to a new report from leading traffic information and driver services provider INRIX.

Kent Lane Rental Scheme cuts congestion on key routes

16/05/2014

A scheme designed to reduce congestion on Kent’s busiest roads has helped save more than £4 million in its first year of operation.

Traffic congestion could cost UK £300bn

14/10/2014

Traffic congestion could cost the UK economy more than £300 billion over the next 16 years, according to a study.

Survey reveals that congestion on UK roads is getting worse

18/03/2015

Congestion on UK roads is the worst it has been for over 10 years, according to a survey carried out by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Growing economy driving congestion up in UK

24/08/2015

The UK is the fifth most congested country in Europe, according to a Traffic Scorecard Report published by INRIX.

Increased congestion in Surrey

10/12/2015

Heavy rush hour traffic is forcing Surrey drivers to set their alarm up to eight minutes earlier than five years ago in order to get to work on time.

Works start on Stafford western access route

20/01/2016

Work has started on a scheme that will ease town centre congestion in Stafford.

Balfour wins £130m M20 lorry park contract

26/05/2016

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £130 million contract to construct a 3,600-space lorry park near the M20 in Kent to relieve congestion during Operation Stack.   

Transport Committee questions M20 lorry park decision

01/06/2016

The Transport Select Committee says the government must do more to demonstrate that the decision to construct a 3,600-space lorry park near the M20 in Kent to relieve congestion during Operation Stack is the right one.

Mayor sets out plans to tackle London’s road congestion

22/11/2016

The Mayor of London has vowed to tackle the capital’s road congestion through a series of measures.

Councils call for a national ‘congestion strategy’

21/08/2017

Council leaders have called on the Government to develop a 'congestion strategy’ to address the economic drain caused by traffic jams as well as the knock-on impact of pollution.

Urban consolidation centres 'significantly outweigh' costs, govt advisers find

12/07/2018

An economic assessment tool specially developed by Government advisers has shown the benefits from urban consolidation centres (UCCs) can outweigh any extra costs.

Manchester top of the wrong table

10/09/2018

Manchester has come top of a new table of the most congested English areas outside London.

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