Chevron TM launches new sanitisation and cleaning service for the highways sector

A new specialist COVID-19 sanitisation and cleaning service has been developed for the highways sector that can replace daily cleaning regimes and give up to 30 days protection. Using government guidance, the Chevron Highway Services Division is now offering the specialist COVID-19 sanitisation service for its highways clients covering assets including office buildings, factories, vehicles […]

East Midlands bus operators launch “world first” app

Bus operator Trentbarton as launched what it’s calling the world’s most advanced ticketing app to replace its plastic mango cards on services in the East Midlands. They say the Mango app is the world’s first account-based ticketing app from a bus company which calculates the right fare for the customer using scan-on-scan-off technology via a […]

No “New Normal” in traffic flows across England – TTF

This week’s report on traffic across towns, cities and rural areas of England suggests that a morning peak returned now schools have reopened, but that flows are still below pre-lockdown levels. The Transport Technology Forum analysis of data from 107 different districts and boroughs outside London suggests last week saw an increase in peak-time traffic […]

The start of a new era for Highways England?-the Jim O’Sullivan interview

As he announces his departure as Chief Executive in the new year, Highways England’s Jim O’Sullivan talks to Adrian Tatum about RIS2, its Delivery Plan and why safety has to be an on-going commitment. There’s a sense that it might be the beginning of a new era for Highways England. The Road Investment Strategy 2 […]

Packed line-up confirmed for JCT Symposium 2020 as delegate numbers soar

Delegates at this year’s JCT Traffic Signals Symposium will hear how data from existing urban traffic control systems could be used to help reduce the environmental impact of transport in the future. The fascinating presentation from Professor Margaret Bell is one of 20 lined up for the two-day online event which has already seen a […]

Transport Secretary’s plan to tackle graffiti on road and rail network

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced plans to tackle the ‘blight’ on graffiti on the road and rail networks. Mr Shapps has written to the rail industry, calling for a long-term plan to tackle the issue. He said the proposals should build on the action already taken, including a review of response times to graffiti […]

Driverless cars “improve motorway performance” – Aimsun

New research by global transport modelling company suggests that autonomous vehicles in a mixed fleet of traffic could transform the operation of the network. In a paper published in Transportation Research Record: “Modelling the effects of autonomous vehicles on motorway performance, ” authors George Mesionis, Mark Brackstone and Natalie Gravett report modelling detailed interactions among […]

Uber “safety driver” charged over fatal driverless crash

The back-up safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber  test vehicle that ran down and killed a woman in Arizona two years ago has been charged with negligent homicide. Reuters reports that Rafael Vasquez pleaded not guilty over the death of Elaine Herzberg. She has been released pending trial set for February 2021. […]

Staffordshire and Amey launch e-scooter trials

A new e-scooter trial’s getting underway in Staffordshire designed to test whether the technology can improve mobility and air quality. Staffordshire County Council and Amey have partnered with electric scooter providers Ginger and Zwings to launch micromobility trials in Stafford and Newcastle-Under-Lyme, as part of the ADEPT Smart Places Live Labs programme.  The trials form […]

HERE and INRIX partner on parking

HERE Technologies and INRIX are partnering to deliver what they call “a complete parking solution” that includes on-street and off-street parking availability, dynamic rates and indoor mapping to HERE automotive customers. Connected vehicle service HERE parking will leverage INRIX for static and dynamic, on-street parking data in more than 1,100 cities across 65 countries and […]


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