SWARCO installs safety solution in its UK home village

Traffic technology specialist SWARCO has specified and installed an intelligent and reliable Vehicle Activated Sign to warn drivers of high speeds and advise on the 30mph speed limit in place, as they enter the village of Melsonby, North Yorkshire, where SWARCO Traffic is situated. Melsonby Parish Council says it needed to raise speed awareness to […]

Videalert owner gets IIP platinum accreditation

Marston Holdings, the UK’s largest provider of transportation and enforcement services which owns camera enforcement technology company Videalert, has been awarded Platinum accreditation by Investors in People (IIP), the internationally recognised standard for people management. Platinum status is the highest level of accreditation and is achieved by only 2% of organisations assessed. It demonstrates an organisation-wide, long […]

Freyssinet wins Glasgow Subway tunnel contract

The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has chosen Freyssinet to carry out tunnel lining improvements as part of the modernisation of Glasgow Subway. The five-year contract will see Freyssinet deliver specialist works including the infilling of annulus voids, leak sealing and water management to the Inner Circle and Outer Circle of the subway network. Freyssinet […]

Velocity finds solution for road repairs on narrow lanes

Velocity has a invested in two new 11-tonne Isuzu rigid trucks specially built for road repair works on narrow lanes. Velocity has road repair contracts with local authorities across the country. It was looking for a solution to help tackle potholes on the most constricted parts of the UK’s road network. The Isuzu F110.210(E) rigid […]

Sustrans Cymru welcomes new ‘sustainable’ approach to Welsh transport strategy

Sustrans Cymru has ‘warmly welcomed’ a new sustainable transport hierarchy in Wales. This will help shape investments towards greener transport options by prioritising walking, cycling and public transport over car travel, said the organisation. The Welsh Government published its new draft transport strategy this week, pledging a major reduction in carbon emissions from the transport […]

“Talking cars” could save lives

Communication technologies allowing cars to intelligently interpret their surroundings and alert drivers to potential hazards, could reduce vehicle crashes by up to 78%, according to new research from the University of Melbourne. The eight-month project involved a comprehensive analysis of traffic accident data in the state of Victoria between 2006 and 2019 using traffic micro-simulation […]

Driver behaviour just as influential to traffic as road design – research

New research suggests urban planners may soon have a new way to measure traffic congestion. By capturing the different routes by which vehicles can travel between locations, researchers have developed a new computer algorithm that helps quantify regions of congestion in urban areas and suggests ways around them. The study, published in the Journal of […]

One in five of London’s cabs off the road completely

Another sign of the sheer decimation of London’s transport infrastructure since Covid-19 restrictions came into force has come to light with reports that a fifth of black cab registrations have lapsed since June. The PA News Agency has seen Transport for London data showing the number of cabs fell from 18,900 to 15,000 in the […]

Hyundai partners up on driverless testing in Vegas

The Korean carmaker Hyundai has been cleared to test its fleet of driverless vehicles in Las Vegas – without needing a human safety driver. NBC 3 News Las Vegas reports that it’s working with technology company Motional to test and assess, before fully driverless testing on closed courses. It says Karl Iagnemma, the president and […]

Hertfordshire gets £6.4m in second tranche of Active Travel Fund

Hertfordshire CC has been awarded £6.4m by the Department for Transport after a successful bid by the County Council for a share of the second phase of the Active Travel Fund grant. The first phase of funding allocated to Hertfordshire in June (£1.25m) enabled the county council to implement a range of temporary active travel […]

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