New guidance in Scotland launched to help with the easing of lockdown rules

New guidance to help transport operators and passengers has been produced by Transport Scotland to help the nation prepare for the lifting of some lockdown restrictions. The guidance forms part of the Transport Transition Plan. This follows the publication of a detailed route map by the Scottish Government regarding next steps last week: COVID-19: Scotland‘s […]

Contractors announced for Yorkshire highways planning and surfacing work

Contractors have been named for the highways planning and surfacing framework for the Yorkshire Highways Alliance (YHA), which is led by North Yorkshire County Council but also includes the councils of Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, Kirkless, York and Calderdale. The framework is divided up into six lots, by region and value. Five of the six lots […]

Resilience on the agenda with new HE-University of Manchester collaboration

Highways England has joined forces with graphene experts at The University of Manchester to test an deliver a new package of innovations. The research partnership will support a series of projects to investigate how graphene, the world’s first 2D material and boasting unique properties, can help Highways England overcome a number of challenges on the […]

Shropshire delivering new innovation on roads as part of recent extra funding

Preventative work has been one of the focuses for Shropshire County Council as part of its £11 million recent funding from the Department of Transport’s new Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund. The funding will be added to the council’s 2020/21 highways budget of £12.6m, giving a total of £24m for this financial year. Shropshire Council will […]

Changes to Oxfordshire roads could happen as early as June

Changes to the roads in Oxfordshire could happen as early as June after the local authority received responses from 63 county councillors on what the council could do with the share of the funding from the government to encourage cycling and walking. More 20mph zones, safe areas outside school gates and improved cycling oaths are […]

HERE and APCOA partner on digitising car park mapping

Mapping and data company HERE Technologies is partnering with Europe’s biggest parking operator APCOA to digitise the maps of nearly ten thousand car parks. They’ve agreed to work on a joint parking solution for car makers, mobility service providers and smart cities, delivering parking data using in-car infotainment systems, apps and websites. They’ll also target […]

WPS upgrades parking kit to touchless

Dynniq’s parking subsidiary WPS is introducing new solutions to reduce the risk of virus transmission in car parks by upgrading ticket machines and barrier entry terminals. They’ll replace buttons with a touchless infrared ticket printer button where the customer just waves their hand in front of a sensor and the ticket is issued. Pay stations […]

New parking API “to transform journeys”

Parking technology company AppyWay is launching a new interface for developers to help drivers get what it calls “a parking sixth sense”. It’s mapped parking restrictions for more than 450 towns and cities in the UK to create what it says is the UK’s largest, standardised kerbside restriction dataset showing if it’s legal to park, […]


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