Air quality

Plan to install overhead cables on motorways for electric trucks moves step closer

July 27, 2020 Carol Millett

A £19.3bn plan to install overhead charging cables for electric lorries on the slow lanes of the UK’s motorways, which could help the UK meet its 200 zero carbon emissions target, has been published this week. If the plans get government approval a £80m pilot programme could to be rolled out along 40 miles of the M180 between the A156 and the M18 in South Yorkshire. The site has been earmarked because of its high levels of HGV traffic from […]

Congestion

DfT preparing for national roll out of lane rental scheme to cut congestion

January 2, 2018 Carol Millett

The government is now considering the national roll out of a lane rental scheme, which could see councils charge utility companies up to £2,500 a day for carrying out roadworks at peak times. The decision follows the successful piloting of the lane rental scheme by Kent County Council and TfL, which reported significant cuts in the disruption caused to drivers during roadworks. Both trials, which were due to end in March 2019, have now been extended indefinitely by the DfT. […]