DfT releases maintenance funding allocations for councils for 2020-2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released information on the highway maintenance allocations for each highway authority in England for the period 2002 and 2021. Local authorities including Cornwall, Devon and Kent won extra funding through the Challenge Fund and Pothole Fund. The funding has once again been based on road length data by council […]

Cyber security study recommends Cyber Centre of Excellence

A report into seven separate studies relating to cyber security for connected and autonomous vehicles is suggesting a centre of excellence is set up to support the safe and secure roll-out of CAV technology. The reports, overseen by Zenzic say that the Centre of Excellence should be a hub for knowledge sharing, combining capabilities and […]

TfWM’s new software platform “nationally significant”

The Innovation Director at Transport for West Midlands is hailing a new software solution its procured to accelerate the development of new mobility products and services. Mike Waters has described the ConVEx facility, which create a national data exchange facility, as “critical” saying “transport, both traditional and under the banner of new mobility, will benefit […]

Birmingham CC launches emergency transport plan

Birmingham City Council has released a Emergency Transport Plan where it calls for a low carbon, clean air recovery to the pandemic. The Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan, sets out plans for a wide range of emergency measures to support walking, cycling and public transport throughout the city, in light of the impact of COVID-19. The […]

Successful bidders in Thames Water framework announced

The winners of the £350 million Thames Water Framework include Costain, Mott MacDonald and Kier. The AMP7 framework is for works running from 2020-2025 and the contractors will work to maintain and improve Thames Water’s network of underground water pipes and sewers as well as pumping stations, reservoirs and treatment sites. The frameworks have been […]

SROH 4 guidance launched for the streetworks sector

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched the fourth version of the Specification of the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH) which outlines the standards for reinstating streets after completing street works. Anyone who carries out street works must reinstate the street once the work is finished, in line with these standards. The fourth, released […]

How transport authorities should plan for an uncertain future?

By Glenn Lyons Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility at UWE Bristol For decades, the transport sector has, broadly speaking, honed its approach to planning for and investing in the future around the forecast-led paradigm of, predict and provide,: anticipate society’s future demand for travel, and especially car use, and invest to ensure there was […]

Locomation collaborates with TRC for new research autonomous truck project

US-based Locomation, which created the world’s first trucking technology platform to offer human-guided autonomous convoying, has agreed to conduct a research project with the Transportation Research Center. This will see Locomation test its autonomous truck platforms alongside TRC’s own extensive research and development team in order to drive further innovation on the testing and validation […]


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