Suffolk CC moves on with next phase of DfT and ADEPT Live Lab project

Suffolk CC is to partner with street lighting and smart city technology specialist Telensa, as part of plans to deploy 100 sensor in its smart street lighting infrastructure to help monitor traffic, road condition and air quality metrics. The project forms part of one of the DfT-funded ADEPT Live Labs programmes that will run until […]

Most waste services being maintained during pandemic

There has been a slight downward trend in the disruption of the collection of waste services during COVID-19 but a significant proportion of the core services have been maintained. These are some of the results published in the fourth Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) waste impacts survey, delivered in partnership […]

Work to start on A2300 improvements in West Sussex

Work is due to start on the A2300 improvements scheme, which will help support the building of new homes and help cut congestion and pollution, according to West Sussex County Council. This will see the widening of around 2.5km of single-lane road to become a dual carriageway and support the provision of more than 3,500 […]

Chesterfield gets investment boost for HS2 development

Chesterfield Borough Council has received funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, the DN2N2 LEP, to enable it to invest in HS2 infrastructure. The investment will go towards developing the Chesterfield railway station are to maximise the economic benefits that will be brought to the town by the creation of […]

Electric cars are not just ‘trophy vehicles’

New research has shown that electric cars cover similar distances as conventionally-fuelled vehicles. Analysis by the RAC Foundation found that pure battery-electrics clock up an average of 9,435 miles in each of their first three years on UK roads, equivalent to 26 miles per day. The Foundation said this shows they are ‘not just trophy vehicles’ as […]

What the highways sector can learn from rail….

Did you know innovative technology is playing an increasing role on the railway? Network Rail is researching new technology to help it run a better and more efficient railway for passengers and freight operators all over Britain. In fact, it has a dedicated Accelerated Innovation Programme within its research and development portfolio to develop new […]

Public transport use could fall after COVID restrictions are lifted

There could be a decline in public transport use by 20% after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, according to a report by transport consultants, SYSTRA. Members of the public surveyed, said they would avoid journeys on public transport unless health concerns are taken seriously and other commuters change their traveling habits fir work. Passengers surveyed said […]

Manchester CC on the search for new contractors

Manchester City Council is looking for contractors to bid for a £40m roads framework, to work within the city and wider region. The framework would see four contractors selected for the two-year programme, which is mainly for the resurfacing of carriageways. The works involve the milling off and resurfacing of roads, as well as lining, […]

All this year’s big conferences ‘at risk’

The former President of ITS America is warning that it might take time for large-scale meetings such at the ITS World Congress to attract visitors on the scale it has previously. Scott Belcher, who’s now an independent consultant, told an ITS (UK) webinar that ten-thousand people meetings will be “challenged” as people worry about social […]

Transport Scotland announces £10 million support for active travel

The Scottish Government will fund a new infrastructure programme for pop-up walking and cycling routes to help create more effective social distancing. This will be supported by a package of guidance and support to local authorities from Transport Scotland and Sustrans Scotland for improvements such as widening pavements and cycle lanes or other temporary improvements […]


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