Gerodimos is new Aimsun CEO

After nearly 13 years with the company, global transport modelling expert Alex Gerodimos has been promoted to company CEO of Aimsun. He replaces Jaime Ferrer, who’s stepping down after 20 years in the role and just over two years since Aimsun was acquired by Siemens. “Jaime has taken the company from its inception as a […]

Insurance issues tackled in European MaaS podcast

The Mobility as a Service industry needs to work closely with the insurance industry to make sure travellers are protected across their journeys, a podcast has heard. The MaaS Alliance discussion featured Ruta Mikiskaite (Head of Client Solutions at SwissRe), Ed Axon (SVP of Business Development at TROV), and Justas Petronis (B2B and B2G Product […]

AECOM to deliver next stage of ground investigations on Lower Thames Crossing

AECOM is to deliver the next stage of the Lower Thames Crossing ground investigation programme after being appointed for the third phase of the ground investigation contract on the project. The ground investigations will provide key information to help increase certainty around cost and delivery on this nationally significant infrastructure project. The data collected on […]

HE faces allegations smart motorways discriminate against disabled

Highways England is being accused of ignoring disabled drivers’ safety on smart motorways. The Daily Telegraph reports that disability campaigners are supporting a legal challenge claiming that removing the hard shoulder breaks the Equality Act by discriminating against disabled drivers. The report says numerous wheelchair users are “petrified” of breaking down because they would struggle […]

Major transport improvements to start in Oxfordshire

The first phase of transport and highway improvements has started in Oxford including work to upgrade traffic signalised junction, amendments to bus stops, improvements to pedestrian and cyclist facilities and carriageway resurfacing. Funding of £9.1 million has been secured by Oxfordshire County Council to deliver a package of work to improve the travelling experience along […]

Scottish drivers warned of fines for driving to close to cyclists

A new campaign’s been launched to remind drivers that they could get points on their licence and a fine if they overtake cyclists too closely. Cycling Scotland has launched a campaign after a survey suggested two thirds of drivers don’t know that close passing – being less than 1.5m from a bike – carries a […]

Devon CC to use cycling app to help target roads for repair

A well-known cycling app is to be used by Devon County Council to help decide where some of the additional £27m of spending on the county’s roads will be allocated. This spending will go towards roads that are used by cyclists or walkers, with the county council using the cycling app Strava to get data […]

Gaist aims to ‘redefine’ highways safety with launch of SafetyView

Local authorities will be able to have a ‘rapid capture and display’ of every safety defect on an inspection route, thanks to a new service launched by highways technology company Gaist. SafetyView, which was developed with input from the Department for Transport and insurance companies, has been successfully trialled by three local authorities. It has […]

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