ERTICO releases more details about virtual Congress

ERTICO-ITS Europe says it is continuing its mission to bring the ITS community the same energy and engagement of previous face-to-face Congresses, but next month it will be available in “just one click”. Participants to the Virtual ITS European Congress on the 9 and 10 November will access an entirely virtual event with the 3D […]

LCRIG procurement webinar available on demand

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group’s webinar entitled ‘Delivering innovation through collaborative procurement’ is now available to watch on demand. First aired on 1 October, the webinar is hosted by LCRIG content director Alec Peachey and features a panel of experts and industry figures: Ian Large, Performance Manager at Blackpool Council; Martin Duffy, Chief Executive […]

Sussex roads to benefit from Highways England’s £140m upgrade

The next year will see a major package of road improvements in the south east. Motorways and major A roads including the M25, M27, M3, M4, A27 and A31 will all benefit from these planned enhancements, with road resurfacing, bridge joint replacements, the creation of cycle lanes, improved signage and landscaping all set to take […]

Derbyshire CC to spend more than £40m on roads over the next 18 months

Derbyshire County Council is to spend more than £40 million on improving roads and pavements across the county over the next 18 months. The council usually spends around £23 million a year on road maintenance and improvements. This year extra money has been pledged by the government for road maintenance, including potholes, and we successfully […]

A90 in Scotland to get major upgrade

A section of the A90 is set to benefit from carriageway reconstruction improvements following a £750,000 investment from Transport Scotland. The work will include reconstruction improvements and carriageway strengthening works across over one kilometre of the A90.d Works will be undertaken 24-hours a day to ensure work is completed in the shortest possible timescale, with […]

Three quarters of people “don’t trust” AV tech, survey finds

A survey for the automotive data services provider Otonomo has found that 74% of people say they don’t trust automated vehicle technology, but that overall 38% of them would still be happy to ride in one. The survey into consumer trust was carried out by leading global consultancy SBD Automotive and also found only one […]

World’s first hydrogen-powered double decker bus arrives in Aberdeen

The world’s first hydrogen-powered double decker bus was unveiled this week in Aberdeen. The arrival of the first of the zero emission buses underlines the city’s role as the energy capital of Europe and shows its commitment to the transition of green energy from oil and gas as part of the Net Zero Vision. The […]

Transport for Wales celebrates carbon footprint reduction

Transport for Wales (TfW) has reported good progress with its Sustainable Development Plan. During the 2019-20 financial year, TfW reduced its emissions by 6.27%. This was as a result of a reduction in train fuel as IT added newer refurbished trains to its rolling stock and also through the reduction in energy used for buildings […]

Kent CC bring e-scooter trials to Canterbury

Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council and micro-mobility operator Bird, have teamed up to bring affordable, environmentally friendly electric scooters to the city Canterbury in Kent. Kent County Council has been successful in bidding for a 12 month electric scooter pilot, with the Department for Transport giving the green light for the trial earlier this […]

Kent County Council to re-evaluate process to approve active travel schemes

Kent County Council will only progress future ‘green’ travel schemes after public consultations. Recently, five active travel schemes were scrapped after public feedback on safety and lack of consultations. It was expected that at least 24 active travel schemes were set up across the county’s 13 districts from July to August as part of a […]


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