transport planning

Brown to stay on with Khan at head of TfL

19/03/2020

London’s Transport Commissioner, Mike Brown MVO, is to delay his departure for a number of months to continue to lead Transport for London during the coronavirus crisis.

Experience the benefits of vehicle connectivity at ITS European Congress

19/02/2020

The way connectivity is transforming how we plan and deliver mobility will be discussed in detail at this year’s ITS European Congress in Lisbon from 18-20 May.

Shapps cuts ribbon on 'congestion busting' transport centre

23/01/2020

The transport secretary has launched the West Midlands’ Regional Transport Coordination Centre, which will bring real-time information across all modes of transport together into one place.

Cardiff moots congestion charge to help fund £2bn transport plan

21/01/2020

Non-residents could be charged £2 a day to drive into Cardiff after the city council unveiled a £2bn vision to transform the transport network in the city and South East Wales.

Birmingham to prevent 'through trips' of city centre

14/01/2020

Council leaders in Birmingham are planning a dramatic shift away from car use, including discouraging trips through the city centre.

Matheson launches CAV roadmap

03/01/2020

The Scottish Government has published its plans to keep the country ‘at the forefront’ of developments in the connected and autonomous vehicle industry.

Bristol mulls charging CAZ as its pollution options fall flat

29/08/2019

Bristol City Council has been forced into developing stronger measures to tackle air pollution, including charging private cars, after it became clear its preferred options ran a serious risk of being unlawful.

Javid announces £600m housing infrastructure winners

19/08/2019

Five councils will share £600m government cash for highway and other infrastructure to support the delivery of up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas.

EV sales rise but price remains sticking point

08/05/2019

Registrations of new all-electric and hybrid vehicles rose significantly last month, despite an overall fall in new car sales.

TRL’s Wallis discovers new mobility

07/05/2019

Rob Wallis is to leave TRL after six years as its chief executive and chief executive of its parent company.

A step change in sector collaboration

10/04/2019

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation launched its Partnerships Network at Traffex, marking a potential step change in how the sector collaborates and shares knowledge.

Black Cat junction to go triple deck under £1.4bn scheme

20/02/2019

Highways England has announced its delayed £1.4bn plans to improve the Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet route, which includes one of the East of England’s most congested junctions.

In conversation: Politics, policy and projects

06/02/2019

Chris Ames talks to Graham Atkins of the Institute for Government about whether it is possible – or even desirable – to take the politics out of infrastructure planning.

DfT set to allow fully driverless cars on UK roads

06/02/2019

The Government is to develop a process to support ‘advanced trials’ of autonomous vehicles, bringing the possibility of driverless cars without a safety operative being tested on UK roads a small step closer.

Future of Infrastructure survey: Does the public decide?

28/01/2019

Future transport projects in London could be undermined if politicians fail to engage with the public, a major infrastructure firm has warned in the wake of the Crossrail debacle.

Gove proposes consultation requirement for street tree felling

03/01/2019

Councils would be required to consult residents before cutting down trees in urban areas under Government plans.

Consultants scoop £5m contract for Scotland's national transport plans

03/01/2019

Transport Scotland has awarded the contract to support the second Strategic Transports Projects Review (STPR2) to a combined team of Jacobs and Aecom.

WSP to produce 2050 transport strategy for the South East

03/01/2019

WSP has been appointed by Transport for the South East (TfSE) to develop a new transport strategy that will help unlock growth in the South East.

Final MRN stuck in gridlock, DfT says

26/11/2018

Publication of the definitive major road network is imminent but stuck in a queue of government announcements, a senior Department for Transport official has said.

Highways England develops computer design and 'naked' roads

19/11/2018

Computer road design could take over a significant proportion of work from human consultants over the next decade, under Highways England's Rapid Engineering Model (REM), a senior figure has suggested.

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