Data is key to planning transport’s future says ITS (UK) Young Professionals

Data will continue to be crucial to transport delivery in the future and even more so after the pandemic, according to one ITS (UK) young professional. Asked about how we will manage transport in the near future, James Bullen, Graduate Consultant of Intelligent Mobility and Smart Technologies at Atkins, who is also Chair of ITS […]

JAG (UK) and Elgin join forces to help councils with transport restart plans

The Joint Authorities Group (JAG (UK)) and roadwork information providers, Elgin, are to join forces to deliver a ‘critical toolkit’ to enable highway authorities to coordinate and communicate effectively during the current period of systematic change to the network. The toolkit will help councils avoid gridlock while they adapt their road networks following a raft […]

Andy Byford takes on Commissioner’s role at TfL

Andy Byford, the former president and chief executive officer of the New York City Transit Authority, has been appointed the new Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL). Mr Byford has spent 30 years in the transport industry, including as Director of Operations at Southern Railway, joins TfL after a international recruitment process. At the New […]

The road to recovery for public transport

Experts from WSP’s technical team from around the world offer insights to support the public transport sector as it manages the current pandemic environment and prepares for a better future. For more, please click here:

Amazon moving further into driverless vehicle sector

Amazon’s reported to be in advanced talks to buy the self-driving car start-up Zoox, the company which describes itself as producing “more than just a car with a computer.” The Wall Street Journal says that Amazon’s set to pay US$3.2 billion (£2.6 billion) for the company, which is apparently lower than recent market valuations. But […]

Highways England reports good progress with A19 major upgrade project

Highways England has reported progress on its A19 major upgrade project. It says piling work has been completed at a major roundabout, enabling contractors to build the support walls for the bridge. The £124.5 million project will see the A19 raised about the roundabout and a new slip road to the A184 also built. Once […]

Carmakers alter driverless plans in light of Covid

Car companies developing business cases for driverless cars are said to be switching their focus from passengers to freight in the light changes to travel patterns thanks to Coronavirus. The Detroit News reports that, with demand for car-sharing and ride-sharing diminishing sharply thanks to social-distancing , companies are “shifting their focus to using driverless vehicles to […]

Camden on the search for new highway contractors

Camden Council is to open bids for its highways contracts worth a combined £90 million. The council will search for two contractors to provide maintenance and improvement works to public streets, with each firm covering a different part of the borough. The local authority says that it is anticipated that the two contracts will commence […]

Dublin City launched mobility recovery plan

Making changes to the road and transport networks to provide sufficient movement and mobility capacity to cater for changed travel patterns and ensure safe access to the city to help support and economic recovery are the main aims of Dublin’s mobility recovery plan, launched this week. The document, Enabling the City to Return to Work […]

Lincs police launch speed enforcement campaign

Drivers in Lincolnshire are being warned that an increased number of police are being deployed to focus on speeding on the county’s roads. The county’s police force says its using marked and unmarked cars and bikes carrying out speed checks as part of a campaign using both mobile and fixed safety cameras. They say this […]


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