Highways England has updated its £15 billion road improvement programme to reduce the impact of roadworks on motorists and minimise congestion while improvements take place.

£48 billion funding for Britain’s railways

Funding of £48 billion has been announced to be spent on the British rail network over a five year period.

Digital train tickets to be rolled out across England and Wales by the end of 2018

A sum of £80 million is to be invested into a programme to introduce smart ticketing across the rail network in England and Wales by the end of 2018.

Transport for London and Uber are expected to hold more talks as the ride-hailing firm tries to get its license back in order to operate in the capital.

Liverpool to benefit from electric bus routes

The Liverpool City Region is set to have commercial electric bus routes later this month when 12 electric buses are introduced.

RMT union members at Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia have taken industrial action over safety fears.

A new north-west rail academy has opened and is expected to train 500 apprentices over the next five years.

Leeds

Digital signalling technology will make the TransPennine route the first digitally controlled intercity rail line in the country.

EV charging

The roll out of electric vehicle chargers at 50 of Scotland’s train stations has begun.

Conservative MPs have launched a rebellion against HS2 with plans to vote against the plans.

If the predicted demand for electric car charging points is not met, London roads could see a ‘charge rage’ epidemic, a new report has suggested.

Driving speeds have dipped significantly in the past year, according to analysis by In-car Cleverness.

Local authorities and bus companies have been awarded a share of £11 million under the government’s ‘Low emission bus scheme’ to help buy 153 cleaner buses.

A sum of £8.1 million has been allocated by the government to fund the trial of small convoys of partially driverless lorries on UK roads.

New bright orange emergency areas are being trialled on the M25 to improve visibility so they are more obvious on smart motorways.

ADBA

The ADBA Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference will debate the role of biofuels in the government’s Clean Air Strategy.

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