From cars made of plants to a transport app which knows how you take your coffee, East Anglian companies are pushing the boundaries of transport – both public and private – to reform it for the coming decades. Bethany Whymark looks at innovative companies driving change in the industry.
Suffolk’s busiest roads have been included in a list of new national “Expressway” routes by the government – raising hopes that the A14 in the county could be in line for major improvements in years ahead.
A senior councillor who will decide which preferred routes for a dualled A120 are recommended to Government has pledged to take people’s views on board – but warned them it will not be an “X-Factor public vote”.
Campaigners opposed to an increase in the cap on passengers numbers at Stansted claim that new Government forecasts for growth in air travel undermine the case for expansion put forward by the airport’s owner.
Members of the team leading a campaign for Government investment in improvements to the A14 in Suffolk have met with officials from Highways England the Department for Transport to highlight the impact of delays on local businesses.
Bus and train operator Go-Ahead, which employs around 400 people in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, has reported a slump in annual profits amid continuing woe for its strike-hit Southern Railway operation.
Suffolk’s community transport network – which links some of the most remote villages in the county with their nearest towns – will be retained despite a court ruling that is forcing major changes to the service.
British holidaymakers are facing queues of up to four hours at airports and in some cases are missing their flights as staff are forced to carry out more stringent checks due to new European Union rules.