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News in brief

Published: 10 January 2019
By Chris Haycock



Today''s Major Traffic Incidents

M1 Northbound - M1 northbound within J32 | Northbound | Accident Location : The M1 northbound at junction J32 . Reason : Road traffic collision. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 05:00 and 05:15 on 10 January 2019. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 05:00 and 05:15 on 10 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 4.11 miles NW of Rotherham.

General

ITC releases major new report on passenger rail demand factors The ITC is delighted to release a major new report exploring wider factors affecting the long-term growth in passenger rail travel since 1995. Cambridge-based researchers Ian Williams and Dr Kaveh Jahanshahi explored the impact of changes in employment structure and residential location on the propensity to travel by rail. The report can be downloaded by […] (Transport Wales)

New Chair of Transport for Wales announced Transport Minister Ken Skates has today (20 December) named Scott Waddington as the new Chair of Transport for Wales. (Transport Wales)

Another step towards roadside evidential breathalysersMEBTI competition Stage 2 The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has been awarded a grant by the Secretary of State for Transport to run a competition to encourage the development of mobile evidential breath testing instruments (sometimes referred to as roadside evidential breathalysers) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. The competition aims to result in one or more type approved instruments which can be operated by police forces throughout the UK […] (Transport Wales)

New Chair of Transport for Wales announced Transport Minister Ken Skates has today (20 December) named Scott Waddington as the new Chair of Transport for Wales. (Transport Wales)

20mph Research StudySummary and PACTS comment The Department for Transport has today (22 November 2018) published the 20mph Research Study by Atkins, AECOM and Professor Mike Maher (UCL). It assesses the outcomes of introducing 20 mph speed limit schemes (ie reducing speed limits from 30mph to 20mph) in residential areas and town centres. These are generally on a wider scale, but “signs only”, ie without the traffic calming measures of earlier 20mph zones. They were introduced for […] (Transport Wales)

Airports

First 1 million November Passenger numbers up almost 12% on 2017. (Edinburgh Airport)

Edin-Burger Airport Burger King to open later this year. (Edinburgh Airport)

Aberdeen International Airports consultation on its draft noise action plan ends Aberdeen International Airport will tomorrow (Friday 9 November) conclude its six-week consultation relating to aviation noise. (Aberdeen Airport)

New AWPR section now open Craibstone to Stonehaven and Charleston open to traffic, making access to Aberdeen Airport easier than ever before. (Aberdeen Airport)

Aberdeen International Airport goes green with electric car charging Aberdeen International Airport has debuted six new electric charging points in its Short Stay and Priority car parks. (Aberdeen Airport)


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