National Highways sets up environmental division

It will focus purely on the government-owned company’s net zero aims and sustainability targets

Drivers were overcharged for petrol by £156m last month

A new report claims petrol retailers refused to lower prices when they could have

A46 road rebuilt using 56% of recycled materials

The resurfacing of the busy road reused more than 17,400 tonnes of materials from the old road

Highways England releases net zero roadmap – but neglects to suggest less driving could help cut emissions

At the heart of its strategy is achieving net zero for its own operations by 2030, delivering net zero road maintenance and construction by 2040 and an aim to ‘support’ net zero travel on its roads by 2050

The AA set to deploy dedicated EV support service

The roadside assistance giant says it has decided to launch the new support package in response to increased demand

Sadiq Khan plans car-free day in London to tackle air pollution

Roads will be closed around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and much of the City of London, stretching 20 kilometres on 22nd September

Rubber roads pave the way for green infrastructure

A new rubberised asphalt made of recycled waste tyres is to be trialled in Coventry

Speed restrictions in Wales to tackle air pollution

The new measures are expected to help reduce vehicle emissions by up to 18%

Self-driving lorries trial steers towards fuel savings

  A trial for self-driving lorries is expected to help slash fuel costs and congestion on UK roads. The £8.1 million “platooning” trial will see three heavy goods vehicles travelling in convoy, with acceleration and braking controlled by the lead vehicle and mirrored. However, all lorries in the platoon will always have a driver ready […]

Government awards £4m for transport innovation

The UK Government has awarded £4 million for innovative transport technology projects. It hopes the money will help cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment. A total of 19 councils across England will receive between £50,000 and £300,000 each for their ideas to improve the quality of road journeys and reduce the negative effects […]