New temporary access road will reduce HS2 traffic in Chalfont St Peter

HS2’s main works Contractor, Align JV – a team made up of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick, has completed a new 400m road that will mean HS2 construction traffic can avoid the centre of the nearest town to the works-Chalfont St Peter. The access road took three months by the JV companies. […]

Good progress made with Yorkshire region bridge projects, says HE

Highways England has reported good progress with several bridge maintenance projects in the Yorkshire region. The large maintenance project on four bridges on the roundabout at Lofthouse Interchange (M1 junction 42 / M62 junction 29) near Leeds concludes this weekend. The work here included repairing 20 bridge joints, five on each bridge, with this projected […]

LA to host World Congress 2022

In a change to the planned order of ITS World Congresses, it’s been announced that Los Angeles will host the event in 2022. The city was meant to host it this autumn, but that was cancelled and replaced with some online content thanks to restrictions around travel due to Covid-19. Now it’s been announced that […]

Modelling the key to cities’ reinvention post Covid – Aimsun

It is now the perfect time for city authorities to use modelling to rethink their public transport strategies, a leading industry podcast has heard. Martin Hartmann, Senior Product Specialist at Aimsun told the Inside Intertraffic Podcast that modelling is essential to get a grasp of the effects of current strategies and what new developments can […]

Air pollution on the rise outside London’s ULEZ’s according to new study

Nitrogen oxide pollution from diesel vehicles is 23% higher outside London’s current ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ), a new study by the Environmental Defense Fund Europe. The study found that the five worst pollution hotspots are all outside the ULEZ, with the Broadway in Ealing ranked worst for toxic air. The ULEZ will be expanded from Central […]

Leeds City Council suspends Clear Air Zone because of pandemic

Leeds City Council is to suspend development for the foreseeable future of its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The council said that despite the CAZ originally planning to the start in January and then delayed until March, it was seen a significant improvement in air pollution due to the pandemic. If […]

Vaisala and Hyundai team up on weather info to boost safety

The global weather, environmental and industrial measurement company Vaisala has announced it’s working with Hyundai to deliver proactive weather and driving conditions to drivers’ infotainment systems. The companies say the provision of Vaisala Infotainment weather will bolster Hyundai’s focus on driver safety and “positions the company as an advocate for innovative connected car services.” The […]

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