TOPAS seeks opinions on interoperability protocol

The group responsible for overseeing traffic open products and specifications is seeking input from the traffic signals user community on how specifications could best support traffic control and network operation services. TOPAS says the widespread uptake of CCTV and diverse other sensing technologies and IoT devices has increased the quantity and diversity of traffic data available to users. […]

Dynniq deploys first EPIC contract in Ireland

Traffic technology company Dynniq has deployed its first EPIC contract in Ireland to support Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) with its Traffic Optimisation Programme in Cork. Work delivery includes: engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, CCTV, Variable Message Signs and Traffic Monitoring. The roadside equipment deployed in Cork is connected […]

NTA in Ireland allocates €55 million to cycling and walking projects

The National Transport Authority in Ireland has allocated €55m to 547 projects in 11 counties for footpaths and cycling lanes in cities, towns and villages in the country. Local authorities in the Greater Dublin Area and the metropolitan areas of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford were eligible to apply for funding under the scheme. An […]

COVID-19 constraints means delay to tendering of Kent’s highway services contract

Kent County Council has said the difficulties caused by COVID-19 has meant it has had to delay tendering for the renewal of its highways services contract. The council said that it had grounds to extend the contract because of the ‘extreme urgency’ of the circumstances brought about by the pandemic, adding that a change of […]

Glasgow gets £4m grant to expand social distancing initiatives

The city of Glasgow’s been granted £4 million extra to spend on changing its transport network to leave more space for people to move about. This latest development takes the total amount awarded to the council for Spaces for People initiatives to £7.5 million. It’ll be used to speed up expansion of temporary travel infrastructure […]

Calls for people in Medway to be spared LTC charge

People living in the Medway area of Kent should be exempt from paying tolls on the new Lower Thames Crossing, according to a group of councillors. KentOnline reports that the Labour and Co-op group on Medway Borough Council have submitted the idea as part of the consultation into the new tunnel east of the Dartford […]

Ride hailing companies delay California close-down

Uber and Lyft have decided not to close down their operations in their home state of California over a row to do with driver status. They had threatened to do so if their drivers were ruled to be employees rather than contractors, which would have significantly affected their business model. CNN reports that a court […]

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