Road transport

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UK economy at the crossroads before lockdown ends
Our analysis of Covid effects on businesses examines work, growth and stock markets

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Electric busmaker Arrival schedules first UK road trial
Pilot for First Group this autumn part of EV maker’s rapid expansion before New York IPO

Jasper Jolly

21, Feb, 2021 @3:07 PM

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Andy Flurry and Mary Queen of Salt: craze for naming Scottish gritters goes global
With country gripped by icy weather, thousands track daily journeys of gritters and snowploughs onli

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

12, Feb, 2021 @9:51 AM

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£27bn roads plan in doubt after Shapps overrode official advice
Exclusive: transport secretary dismissed guidance calling for review of environmental impact

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

11, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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UK government's own climate laws may halt roadbuilding plans
Analysis: campaigners argue that, as with Heathrow, climate obligations should make £27bn scheme unviable

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

11, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Dover council backs Brexit lorry park plan despite residents' anger
Locals enraged after Tory-led district council backs plan for 1,200 lorries to be parked near houses in Guston

Lucy Campbell

10, Feb, 2021 @6:54 PM

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'Quite a calm koala': marsupial gets behind the wheel after being rescued from Australian freeway
Adelaide woman Nadia Tugwell put the koala in her car after it caused a multi-vehicle crash by ‘stomping’ on to the freeway

Josh Taylor

08, Feb, 2021 @10:48 AM

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Road freight between Britain and EU is down by a third, data shows
Hauliers increasingly refusing to take loads across channel because of Brexit controls

Seán Clarke

31, Jan, 2021 @12:01 PM

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Eight days for carrots to get to Belfast with complex Brexit checks
A day at a frozen food transport firm in Northern Ireland exposes the obstacles to moving goods across the Irish Sea

Lisa O'Carroll in Lisburn

31, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Brexit: British business leaders warn of 'substantial difficulties' at UK ports
Letter says government needs to act quickly to resolve customs issues faced by exporters following Brexit

Phillip Inman

29, Jan, 2021 @8:48 AM

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How creating wildlife crossings can help reindeer, bears – and even crabs
Sweden’s announcement this week that it is to build a series of animal bridges is the latest in global efforts to help wildlife navigate busy roads

Patrick Greenfield

23, Jan, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Electric vehicles close to ‘tipping point’ of mass adoption
Sales increase 43% globally in 2020 as plunging battery costs mean the cars will soon be the cheapest vehicles to buy

Damian Carrington Environment editor

22, Jan, 2021 @12:25 PM

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