Leeds set to scrap CAZ but could keep ANPR

Leeds City Council is set to scrap its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) plans after businesses switched to cleaner vehicles in anticipation, and could repurpose the scheme's vehicle tracking technology.
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UK awaits 'world-leading' framework for AV trials

There is no sign of a promised process for approving advanced trials of autonomous vehicles, nearly three years after ministers pledged to ‘make world-leading changes to the regulatory framework’.
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Matheson finds another £53m for buses

The Scottish Government has approved new spending of up to £52.6m to help bus operators maintain services during the pandemic.
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All at sea? Network Rail backtracks on beach plans

Network Rail will ‘refine’ plans to improve resilience along a 1.8km stretch of railway in the South West after more than half of respondents to a consultation expressed disapproval.
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Welsh councils to get pavement parking enforcement powers

Councils in Wales could have greater powers to prevent pavement parking by 2022 from an independent taskforce.
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£4m to take Glasgow and Edinburgh networks through to 2021

The Scottish Government has pledged a further £4m emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams in response to the ongoing financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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AA highlights local road spend disparity

The AA has accused some councils in England of doing ‘next to nothing’ by way of maintenance on their road network.
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Brown signs off with a gong as Queen honours COVID heroes

Former Transport for London commissioner Mike Brown has been awarded a CBE in the delayed Queen’s Birthday Honours, which have seen transport workers and others recognised for their work during the pandemic.
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Scotland reverses Beeching cut with £15m station

The Aberdeenshire town of Kintore will this week see the return of rail services after an absence of almost 60 years.
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Uber to carry on in London, despite 'historical failings'

Uber has won its appeal to be allowed to operate in London despite its 'historical failings'.
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Thousands thrown off trains as exemptions confusion continues

Four train firms have launched a new pilot in London with British Transport Police (BTP) ‘to further encourage people to wear face coverings’, backed by the threat of removal from trains or fines.
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Govt announces £2m to encourage children to cycle and walk

The Government will be making £2m available to help encourage children to walk or cycle to school.
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Councils seek MPs’ help over lorry parks

Local authorities have called on MPs to help lobby the Government over the creation of lorry parks to cope with no-deal Brexit border disruption.
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Network Rail must stay ahead on green goals, Haines warns

Network Rail has published a new Environmental Sustainability Strategy, setting out a vision ‘to serve the nation with the cleanest, greenest mass transport’.
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Revealed: Highways sector deal proposals handed to DfT

Proposals for a highways sector deal have been drawn up by the Highways Sector Council and are currently being reviewed by the Department for Transport.
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A96 left out as Scotland advertises North trunk road deals

The Scottish Government has published contract notices for the two remaining trunk road maintenance deals, worth around £1.4bn.
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The A14 story part 2: Economy plus ecology

The second in our series of exclusive behind-the-scenes briefings on the award winning A14 scheme from the team at Atkins. This week Highways hears about how a legacy of wildlife habitat innovations was achieved.
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Staffs e-scooter trial goes Live

Staffordshire County Council and Amey have partnered with two electric scooter providers to launch micromobility trials as part of the ADEPT Smart Places Live Labs programme.
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Highways England signs up to new disability help

Highways England is introducing new resources to make it easier for people with disabilities to use its network.
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London traffic control extensions for Siemens and Cubic

Siemens and Cubic Transportation Systems have also secured one-year extensions to their Traffic Control Maintenance contracts with Transport for London, Highways has learned.
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Telent gets green light for signals contract extension

Transport for London has given Telent a one-year extension on its Traffic Control Maintenance contract.
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Kier announces another big loss as pandemic 'stalls progress'

Kier Group made a loss of £225m in the year to 30 June 2020 as the pandemic hit its revenues.
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Rail franchising ends as DfT prepares ground for new era

Ministers have ‘ended’ rail franchising after 24 years but placed existing operators onto transitional contracts while they work out exactly what to replace it with.
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'Job losses across country' if TfL funding is not fixed

London mayor Sadiq Khan has made a new pitch for government funding for the capital’s cash strapped transport services, warning that jobs across the country are at risk.
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Cambridge autonomous shuttle plans off track

Trials of an autonomous passenger shuttle in Cambridge have been scaled back and will no longer seek to use the city’s controversial guided busway.
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Highways England trials 60mph limits to cut pollution

Highways England is trialling 60mph speed limits on short sections of its network to bring air pollution within legal limits.
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Citizen's Climate Assembly calls for reductions in car and air travel

The first citizens’ assembly on climate change has called for tough action including limiting the growth of car and plane travel and ending the sale of the most polluting vehicles.
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Parents call on councils to improve school air quality

Parents and charities have called on local authorities to improve air quality at schools as research suggests a 50% reduction in pollution could halve the number of children with poor lung function.
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Transport Network's magnificent seven

The Transport Network team celebrates another milestone.
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Mott hits the final spot

Highways England has appointed Mott MacDonald to the final place on its Regional Delivery Partnership (RDP) technical adviser framework in a deal worth up to £20m.
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M4 at centre of 'stolen powers' debate

There are concerns in Wales that the UK Government may use powers ‘stolen’ from devolved nations to build the £1.5bn M4 Relief Road at Newport – which Welsh ministers cancelled last year.
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