Coventry University pioneers electric vehicle charging on the move

Coventry University pioneers electric vehicle charging on the move

Mark Moran

Coventry University is helping to create technology to charge electric vehicles as they drive. The university is contributing to a pioneering project to enable recharging of electric vehicles as... continue

26 Apr 2024EVolution News
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Winners of ITS UK’s essay competion announced

Winners of ITS UK’s essay competion announced

Alison Gibson and Anesu Jahura have been announced as the winners of Intelligent Transport Systems UK’s (ITS UK) Early Careers Essay Competition. Clearview... continue

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22 May 2024Local Transport Today People
More Government support needed for local and inter-urban transport, NIC says

More Government support needed for local and inter-urban transport, NIC says

Peter Stonham

Failure to go further, faster over the next five years on plans for... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
Rail plans for North and Midlands questioned

Rail plans for North and Midlands questioned

The NIC review includes new analysis on the railway network in the North and Midlands in light of the decision last autumn to cancel work on High Speed 2 north of... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
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Wayve gets £1bn backing for self driving vehicles development

Wayve gets £1bn backing for self driving vehicles development

Peter Stonham

UK AI company Wayve has announced that it has secured a... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Catapult reports on progress from Innovate UK AI accelerator programme

Digital Catapult has announced that seven cutting-edge companies from across the country will join its High Growth AI Accelerator for transport, part of the Innovate UK BridgeAI programme to drive adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The new cohort will develop... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

New mayor Parker sets out timetable for West Mids bus franchising plans

Peter Stonham

Implementing a process for franchising bus services in the West Midlands is expected to begin next year 2025, with the first such services starting around two years later, under plans announced by newly elected mayor Richard Parker. Parker narrowly defeated incumbent Conservative Andy Street at the... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Birmingham council axes separate transport cabinet role

Deniz Huseyin

The role of Cabinet Member for Transport at Birmingham City Council is being scrapped as part of the local authority’s plan to “merge portfolios”. Cllr Liz Clements is to lose the role she has held for the past as it becomes reintegrated back into a general transport and... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Councils given extra time on signals plans

English local authorities that will get £50m in DfT funding to repair traffic signals have been given an extra month to detail the schemes they intend to deliver. All eligible authorities received a share of £10m ‘automatic’ funding from the Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

DfT releases new aviation forecasting and carbon emission modelling suite

Peter Stonham

The DfT has published an updated version of its modelling framework for UK aviation, including the transition to Jet Zero, and in creating the Sustainable Aviation Fuel mandate cost benefit analysis, and the provision of estimates for the expected range of aviation greenhouse gas emissions in... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Surface access model makes big cuts in value of time

The new Aviation modelling document has made significant, but unexplained, reductions in the value of time used for passenger surface access to airports. It notes that the estimated time and money costs of accessing airports by road or rail help to determine passenger airport choice, and are thus a... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
Moving traffic enforcement continues to spread as Leicester adopts powers

Moving traffic enforcement continues to spread as Leicester adopts powers

Deniz Huseyin

Leicester City Council is to start using fixed ANPR cameras to enforce... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Virgin Trains makes bid for open access return to West Coast Main Line

Peter Stonham

Virgin Trains is hoping to return to running rail services on the West Coast route between London and Glasgow five years after losing the franchise. Virgin Group has confirmed that it has applied to the Office of Rail and Road, the regulator for an Open Access licence. Virgin Group said that it has... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Oxford drivers reaped benefits of giving up cars, research shows

Deniz Huseyin

Twelve people who gave up their cars for three weeks reported improved health, wellbeing and reconnection with the local environment and local people, according to a research project by climate charity Possible, Low Carbon Oxford North (LCON) and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Social... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

New ‘dangerous cycling’ offence to be added to Criminal Justice Bill

Deniz Huseyin

People who “kill or seriously injure because of dangerous cycling” could face the same prison sentences as drivers and motorcyclists under a new offence backed by the Government. This would replace the current legislation with which cyclists who kill or injure while riding recklessly... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

MP’s call for tighter legislation for new drivers gets support

Deniz Huseyin

A new Bill that would impose restrictions on newly qualified drivers has been proposed by Labour MP Kim Leadbeater. The Batley and Spen MP Leadbeater has proposed the ‘Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (New Drivers) Bill’ which, if passed, would create a form of Graduated Driving... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
Automated Vehicles Act becomes law

Automated Vehicles Act becomes law

Self-driving vehicles could be on British roads by 2026, after the Automated Vehicles (AV) Act received Royal Assent was signed into UK... continue

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