Tesco and Ocado are among a small army of companies recruited by the government to help map the road network and identify “pothole hotspots” to pinpoint where funding is needed most. In what the Department for Transport (DfT) called a “first-of-its-kind audit”, data will be collated on current potholes identified by businesses and combined with roads imagery from highways mapping firm Gaist to make journeys as smooth and safe as possible. The DfT said Uber and Deliveroo were also on […]
The government is launching a new transport investment strategy which will create a Major Road Network and significantly boost local road improvement funding as part of wider plans to rebalance the UK’s economy.
Mars has partnered up with DHL in a logistics operation involving the construction of two warehousing facilities and the aim of removing one million miles from the roads.
The government is to part-privatise the roads in a bid to attract much needed investment for the UK’s creaking transport network. Prime Minster David Cameron will announce a feasibility study during a speech at the Institute of Civil Engineers later today. In a bid to raise millions in investment, foreign companies would be invited to sign long leases to run motorways and major A-roads. The model would be much the same that used for the UK’s water and sewage supply […]