M25 traffic: The scene of the road crash on the M25 near Junctions 19 and 20 (Image: Highway England) The M25 has been shut in both directions following a serious crash at Junction 20 near Kings Langley. A elderly man and woman were seriously hurt and were rushed to hospital by air ambulance following the smash at about noon. There are major delays on the roads and police said the motorway is likely to be shut for several hours yet. Highways England said the M25 was closed between junctions 19 and 21. They said: “As a result of this collision, there are delays of approximately 1 hour above normal journey times - in both directions. “Emergency services, including Hertfordshire Police are working at scene. Due to the nature of the incident, it is anticipated that the closure of the clockwise carriageway will remain in place throughout the afternoon, until at least 18:00. “This is to allow full Police collision investigation works to take place.” Hertfordshire … [Read more...] about M25 traffic: How long will M25 be CLOSED? When will M25 reopen tonight after MAJOR crash?
Hopefully Boston drivers have a healthy queue of podcasts to listen to because they’re spending more time locked in traffic.Congestion into and around Boston got worse in 2017, with the average driver spending 60 hours stuck in traffic during the year — two more hours than in 2016. That’s according to annual rankings released by INRIX, a firm that studies transportation data.By that measure, Boston now has the seventh-worst traffic in the country, leapfrogging past Dallas after ranking eighth in 2016. Boston drivers also spend 14 percent of their overall driving time in congested traffic, tying it for worst in the country on that measure.The study came the same week a survey from a regional planning agency suggested Uber and Lyft rides are making Boston’s gridlock worse. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Los … [Read more...] about Boston drivers are spending more time in traffic
Story highlights Los Angeles is one of the most congested cities in the United States Skeptics doubt whether expanding local transport systems will ease congestion (CNN)Los Angeles is probably as famous for its traffic congestion as it is for the iconic Hollywood Sign. Last November, for example, CNN posted the below video, showing traffic congestion snaking for miles in LA just before Thanksgiving weekend kicked off. Despite the planned expansion of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system, and the popularity of "walkable communities" such as Playa Vista in the Westside and the beachfront neighborhood of Santa Monica, LA's congestion levels are still among the worst in the world. "One of the things that has characterized Los Angeles over the past quarter century is that the metropolitan area has been continuing to grow," says Brian D Taylor, director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the Institute of Transportation Studies at the UCLA Luskin School of Public … [Read more...] about Los Angeles’ notorious traffic problem explained in graphics
New Delhi (CNN Business)A helicopter app for the wealthy has picked India's financial capital Mumbai as its first city outside the United States. Blade allows users to book a helicopter trip between New York City and the Hamptons for $795, or shorter flights in and around Manhattan and other cities like Miami and Los Angeles. It will start offering a similar on-demand service in Mumbai early next year, the company announced on Tuesday. Blade will have hubs in Mumbai's upscale oceanfront neighborhood Juhu and in Mahalaxmi, home to the city's famous horse racing track. It plans to offer flights between the two heliports, as well as to Pune, the closest major city, and Shirdi, a popular religious site about 150 miles away. The company is setting up a local subsidiary, Blade India, in partnership with Indian investment firm Hunch Ventures. It will be headed by Amar Abrol, former CEO of Malaysian budget airline AirAsia. This Indian airport will fly you to the terminal for $65 … [Read more...] about A helicopter app for the wealthy plans to tackle Mumbai’s traffic
London (CNN Business)Cars and traffic signals are talking to each other, leaving the driver — if there even is one — out. Top automakers including Volkswagen, Honda (HMC), Ford (F) and BMW (BMWYY) are experimenting with technology that allows cars and traffic lights to communicate and work together to ease congestion, cut emissions and increase safety. Volkswagen (VLKAF) teamed up with Siemens (SIEGY) earlier in October to test a smart light system in its German hometown of Wolfsburg. The companies have set up a section of road with 10 traffic signal systems that transmit information about their light phases. The idea is that the system will be able to tell the driver (or a self-driving car in the future) when to expect a wave of green lights. The goal is to eventually make the system work with a range of cars and brands. Read More "BMW have a counter, which counts down 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 second to green, while Mercedes says 'if you drive between 32 and 52 kilometers … [Read more...] about Cars and traffic signals are talking to each other