Transport Scotland awards £9.46m for low carbon and active travel projects

Transport Scotland has awarded £9.46 million to 10 active travel and low carbon projects across Scotland through the Scottish Government Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund. The European Regional Development Fund has provided £7.21m of the overall total to help establish 10 new innovative active travel and low carbon transport hubs or projects. These […]

Aberdeen to spend £1.7m on winter gritting

Aberdeen City Council has agreed to spend £1.7 million on winter gritting this year. The council has agreed on plans to prioritise certain roads and pavements in the city, with main routes being treated with more regularly. They include the strategic roads and all the main distributor roads, access roads for emergency service vehicles and […]

Virtual ITS Congress “pushes forward digital evolution”

The organisers of the first Virtual ITS European Congress say they facing the current global health crisis with a “positive and proactive approach” by delivering the event online in November. Having been forced to postpone the Congress in Lisbon which was meant to be held in May, ERTICO-ITS Europe are holding a two-day event on […]

Welsh bypass delayed five more years

A plan to build a by-pass in Camarthenshire which was first mooted before the Second World War has been delayed until 2025, causing a row between political parties. The South Wales Guardian reports that the bypass for the A483, which runs through the centre of Llandeilo, will not begin until 2025 at the earliest. It […]

Major improvements work start on Sheffield and Rotherham route

Major improvements on one of Rotherham and Sheffield’s main routes has begun. Carriageway works will include a full-width road resurface, the installation of new cycle lanes and repairs to 500 metres of damaged highway drainage. Rotherham Council are leading two projects totalling £1.5m after securing funding from the Department for Transport to improve this strategic route […]

Japanese driverless bus project trialling face ticketing

A driverless bus trial in Japan is using facial recognition cameras to allow people to pay for their journeys. Japan Today reports the services in the cities of Maebashi and Mita use a “face pass”  system in which passengers have their face scanned and registered beforehand so that their account gets charged automatically once their face is detected […]


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