Stamp It Out official petition reaches 5,000 signatures inside three weeks

Stamp It Out’s official government petition that asks for the law to be changed to help eradicate road worker abuse, has reached its first milestone-5,000 signatures inside just three weeks. This is the first step towards ensuring the industry’s roadworkers are now classified as key workers and afforded the same protection as emergency services. The […]

Mapping company “democratising” GIS

The global mapping leaders, HERE Technologies are promoting their efforts to open up their tools and services, making them free to use via their developer portal. The company’s Location for Developers common platforms tools feature JavaScript to add feature-rich interactive maps and location services, REST APIs to allow integration of powerful location features into apps, […]

Podcast talks “immobility as a service”

The latest Inside Intertraffic podcast has been published focussing on parking, as three experts from SWARCO, White Willow Consulting and Etelätär Innovation explain different aspects around making the process of parking more efficient through connectivity, payment processing, equipment and an innovative new crowdsourcing solution. Leading Intelligent Transport Systems consultant Andy Graham from White Willow Consulting […]

WSP delivers third Vision Zero ITS thought leadership article

WSP has published the third article in its ITS-Vision Zero series, which explores how intelligent transport systems can become part of the Vision Zero road safety solution. The article “Effective Intelligent Systems Integrate Human Factors” by the company’s ITS Head of Profession Ian Patey and Senior Technical Director Lucy Wickham examines how the interdisciplinary human […]

Woking to get ticketless parking solution

Drivers into the town of Woking in Surrey will soon be able to park without having to have a printed ticket, after an upgrade by parking company WPS. The Dynniq subsidiary is on the process of installing automated number plate recognition technology to identify vehicles’ entry and exit time and therefore work out the parking […]

Highways England could be rebranded

Five years after a change in the ownership and funding structure led to the Highways Agency becoming Highways England, the organisation could be renamed again. The Guardian reports that the government is considering changing its name to National Highways in order to “reflect its strategic importance”. The report does not go into great detail about […]

Government could “take control” of TfL

It’s being reported that the Government is threatening to take over the running of Transport for London unless Mayor Sadiq Khan agrees to a series of demands in return for a cash bailout. The London financial paper City AM and the Financial Times say transport secretary Grant Shapps has set out a number of demands […]

Shortlist announced for ITS (UK) Awards 2020

An app which helps disabled people navigate through airports, the use of real-time weather and traffic data alongside transport modelling to improve air quality and a data analysis project which helped understand the Covid-19-related changes to transport use are among ten people and projects hoping to win an ITS (UK) Award at an online ceremony […]

Air quality improving in South Northamptonshire

Air quality in South Northamptonshire is ‘heading in the right direction’ in 2019 according to an annual report from the district council. Levels of nitrogen dioxide is the only metric that is monitored by South Northamptonshire Council, but the levels indicate a downwards trend within the district, reports the Northampton Chronicle. This came during a […]

Major bypass works in Lincolnshire reach new milestone

The first part of a new bridge over the A1 is now in place as the second phase of the £102m Grantham bypass reaches the halfway point. The 3.5km bypass relief road along the south of Grantham will link the A1 in the west to the A52 at Somerby Hill to the east. The project […]


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