Newcastle and Gateshead postpone clean air zone

26 May 2022

Councils in Newcastle and Gateshead have been planning to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ), in response to a Government legal order, which would have meant non-compliant buses, coaches and HGVs paying £50 per day.

Unusual outbreak sees cases of rare monkeypox infection in UK

23 May 2022

Mainly spread by wild animals in parts of west or central Africa, and first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970, monkeypox has suddenly appeared in 14 countries with, for the first time, the virus being found in people with no clear connection to the usual countries of origin.

Plans to slash West Yorkshire bus fares

20 May 2022

Passengers boarding any West Yorkshire bus from September would pay no more than £2 per journey under proposals announced by Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire.

Plans to unify bus travel across Wales

16 May 2022

UK public transport technology provider, Passenger, has announced a major new partnership with Transport for Wales (TfW) as it prepares to unveil a new bus app and website for its TrawsCymru long distance bus network.

Autonomous buses get on the road in Scotland

9 May 2022

As live testing begins for project CAVForth, the UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus has taken to the roads of Scotland with Stagecoach and its partners carrying out two weeks on-road testing.

Government funding to support a more efficient transport system

6 May 2022

In total, 51 projects have been awarded a share of £1.95 million in funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of the Government’s Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG) programme, the largest number of projects backed in the programme’s history.