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TfN achieves historic statutory status

05/04/2018

The chairman of England’s first sub-national transport body to achieve statutory status has hailed ‘a watershed moment for devolution’ and a once in a generation opportunity to improve transport in the North.

UK and Michigan to cooperate on transport tech

23/04/2018

The Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, has used a trip to London to sign a memorandum of understanding with the British Government to strengthen bilateral cooperation across their respective automotive and technology sectors.

Grayling hands STBs £2m to develop transport plans

09/05/2018

Ministers have given two sub-national transport bodies £2m to develop their transport strategies.

WebTAG update sees raft of changes

21/05/2018

The Government's WebTAG transport analysis guidance sees a batch of significant updates this month, including changes covering rail demand forecasting, the wider economic impacts of transport schemes and the economic impact of air pollution.

Councils told to 'join the conversation' on roads revolution

22/05/2018

The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged councils to grasp the opportunities offered by the technological revolution in road transport, warning that decisions taken now could have a ‘profound effect' on communities of the future.

'Not very joined up': MPs and transport chiefs slam pollution plan

24/05/2018

Senior politicians and transport experts have criticised the Government’s latest clean air strategy for what they saw as a failure to tackle emissions from transport.

Midlands Connect makes 'statement of intent' with motorways plan

06/06/2018

The sub-national transport body for the Midlands has published what it calls a ‘bold, long-term vision’ to cut congestion on the region’s motorways, including a possible new strategic route linking the M5 and the M6.

Khan confirms 2021 ULEZ expansion

08/06/2018

London mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that his Ultra- Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded up to the North and South Circular roads from autumn 2021.

Councils urged to set up 'Energy Boards' to roll-out charging infrastructure

08/06/2018

Local authorities have been urged to set up ‘Energy Boards’ and appoint an electric vehicle champion in a new guide out today.

Council criticised for Oxford Street pedestrianisation U-turn

08/06/2018

Westminster City Council has defended itself against accusations it has ‘betrayed’ Londoners with its decision not to make Oxford Street a traffic-free area.

Fines for emissions cheats but new cars still over NOX limits

11/06/2018

Ministers have announced fines of up to £50,000 per vehicle if carmakers supply vehicles designed to cheat emissions tests, but research has found that new cars are still producing more pollution than allowed by official standards.

New event looks to connected and autonomous future

11/07/2018

A new event that brings together global experts in connected and autonomous vehicles with live demonstrations has been set up to assess the latest developments and debate and discuss the way forward, with future trials and research across the world, including in Scotland.

The ITS (UK) Summit 2018 – where the technology meets the road

18/07/2018

A new event aimed at debating and discussing how ITS strategies and technology can help solve challenges on the road network will bring together all the relevant stakeholders involved with planning, managing and delivering change.

FiveAI begins data gathering ahead of London passenger AV trial

14/08/2018

A UK company developing technology for driverless vehicles has started data gathering in two London boroughs as part of its plan to trial a shared driverless passenger service in London next year.

ADEPT invites bids for £25m digital innovation programme

16/08/2018

Council directors’ body ADEPT is inviting members to submit applications to a £25m project designed to bring digital innovation to local roads.

Councils 'need to up the pace' on electric vehicle charging points

10/09/2018

Some London councils are acting too slowly over the roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points, one of the ‘big six’ energy companies has said.

Traffex Road Expo Scotland speakers announced

19/09/2018

The seminar programme for Scotland's largest free conference and exhibition dedicated to traffic, transport and infrastructure, Traffex Road Expo Scotland, is rapidly taking shape.

Bristol edges slowly towards congestion charges

03/10/2018

Bristol City Council has published a draft transport strategy that includes a mass transit scheme, as well as possible congestion and workplace parking charges.

Edinburgh takes fast approach to EV charging with £3.3m plan

03/10/2018

Councillors in Edinburgh have approved a £3.3m plan to introduce a ‘strategic, citywide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging points’..

New CAV event to hear about 'snowtonomous driving'

03/10/2018

The director of Finland’s intelligent road project will be a key speaker at a two-day conference and demonstration on connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) in Edinburgh at the end of this month.

Rail man Larkinson takes temporary charge at the ORR

09/10/2018

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has appointed John Larkinson, as interim chief executive as it seeks to replace Joanna Whittington on a permanent basis.

Phase out petrol and diesel by 2032, MPs say

22/10/2018

MPs on the Business Select Committee have called for the phase out of petrol and diesel vehicles to be brought forward by eight years.

Scotland 'has huge amount to offer CAV sector'

02/11/2018

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) have the potential to bring huge change to people's lives, Scotland’s transport secretary has said at a major industry event.

Jones returns to transport as Norman climbs DfT ladder

13/11/2018

Roads minister Jesse Norman has been promoted to minister of state at the Department for Transport (DfT), replacing Jo Johnson, who resigned last week over Brexit.

ITS Summit – are you on board?

19/11/2018

The ITS (UK) summit next week will feature speakers from near and far as well as what promises to be a lively debate on whether driverless vehicles should be seen as heroes or villains.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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