Series of White Papers reflect progress on SMART Places Live Labs Programme

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Places and Transport’s (ADEPT) SMART Places Live Labs Programme has reached a ‘significant milestone’ with the publication of the first of a series of White Papers. The quarterly papers are intended to make learnings and insights available as they happen, giving industry decision-makers the opportunity to capitalise on […]

DfT working on National Access Point for transport data

The Department for Transport has commissioned a six-month Beta project to develop a fully working National Access Point, a catalogue of transport metadata used to index data. Building on the results of a successful scoping study, the DfT, working together with the successful supplier FutureGov, says it will focus on the discoverability of the data […]

Essex asked for clarification over Kent lorry plan

There are calls for an explanation about how a potential government permit scheme to allow hauliers to enter Kent after the Brexit transition ends might affect key routes such as the Dartford Crossing. EssexLive website reports that Labour councillor Ivan Henderson has voiced concerns about the Kent Access Permits, which may be introduced to avoid […]

Alternative financing needed for ‘levelling up’ ambitions, says CLC

The UK Government’s ambitions for levelling-up, improving social cohesion and accelerating the path to Net Zero could be accelerated if alternative financing capability is made available to support local regeneration, according to construction industry leaders. The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has developed the Greener Regeneration Scheme, showing how the Government could empower local authorities, and their development […]

Uber bans maskless passengers

Ride hailing company Uber is warning passengers they may have to prove they are wearing a mask in vehicles before being taken on their journey. In an email to customers the company writes “We said No Mask No Ride, We meant it. [We have] built the tech to back it up. Introducing Mask Verification – […]

New generation gritters delivered to Worcestershire County Council

By Ann-Marie Knegt Three new-generation Mercedes-Benz Arocs 2630Ks gritters equipped with Econ bodies and new MirroCam technology have been supplied to Worcestershire County Council by Rygor Commercials. The new MirrorCam presents a significant safety advance. The compact cameras relay images to screens mounted on the A-pillars. Not only do they provide much improved rearward vision, […]

Vodafone and Immense join Midlands Future Mobility with 5G commitment

Two new partners have joined the largest real-world Connected and Automated Mobility testbed in the UK, with Vodafone and Immense signing up as partners. More than 300 miles of West Midlands’ roads are set to trial connected and automated vehicles, with the aim of making roads safer and allowing for more predictable goods delivery and […]

A19 Testo’s roundabout bridge takes shape

The A19 Testo’s roundabout bridge, which is being built to significantly reduce journey times for drivers is making good progress according to Highways England. The project has reached an ‘integral milestone’ in the £124.5m upgrade which will see the A19 raised above an existing roundabout at the East Boldon junction, meaning traffic will be able to drive straight through […]

Work begins on widening the A339

VolkerHighways has begun improvements works on the A339 on behalf of West Berkshire Council. The works involve widening the A339 on both sides between the Pinchington Lane Roundabout in Newbury and the entrance to the Household Waste Recycling Centre. With a new traffic signal-controlled junction connecting the A339 to the new Highwood Copse Primary School, […]


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