Transport cybersecurity breach implications highlighted in new report

A new study’s been released highlighting the impact of America’s worst ever reported cyber attack and its implications for the public transport industry. Last month cybersecurity firm FireEye discovered a breach of their internal systems that was traced to the IT management software they used, supplied by SolarWinds. Since the discovery, the investigation has uncovered […]

RSMA backs Highways England plans for research on road water runoff

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has welcomed the announcement that Highways England (HE) plans to conduct field sampling of road water runoff from the SRN and quantify unambiguously the content of microplastic pollution therein. The planned HE ‘on road’ investigation which will collect and analyse samples of road water runoff to establish the ‘presence […]

ICE’s South West Civil Engineering Awards open for entry

The South West’s most prestigious civil engineering competition opens this week with the aim of celebrating how the region has continued to deliver outstanding infrastructure projects despite the Covid-19 pandemic. From now until 17 March, entries are being sought for the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2021 from projects in the county that demonstrate engineering excellence, […]

Highways England appoints Acting Chief Executive

Highways England has announced Nick Harris will be promoted to Acting Chief Executive, taking over from Jim O’Sullivan when he steps down at the end of the month. Harris (pictured), who’s currently the company’s Executive Director of Operations, joined the company in 2016. Highways England describes him as “a civil engineer with extensive experience in […]

StarTraq wins Qatar enforcement processing contract

British automated enforcement processing company StarTraq has been awarded a contract by Qatar’s Ministry of Interior to provide its browser-based solution, DOME, to consolidate the review of traffic camera evidence in one solution. Working with KTC International, StarTraq will deliver its solution replacing the multiple back-office software solutions used to process traffic offences. Up till […]

Swarco Traffic appoints new UK MD

Swarco Traffic, the traffic technology specialist, has appointed John Pickworth, an experienced Chartered Engineer with proven Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) expertise, as its new Managing Director. Mr Pickworth, who has worked at a senior level in the industry for almost 20 years, joins the business from the engineering consultancy Pell Frischmann, where he was responsible […]

Decarbonising transport in the UK

In a new paper from TRL’s Head of Decarbonisation Dr Anthony Velazquez he says that to successfully decarbonise transport, there has to be economies of scale to deliver cos-efficient low carbon technologies and sustainable, flexible and resilient energy pathways (technology dependendency), greater operational efficiency – of vehicle occupancy, loading factors and integrated multi-modal transport systems […]

Cycling Injury Risk in London: Impacts of Road Characteristics and Infrastructure

Protected cycle lanes improve safety and feeling safe. A new study by Rachel Aldred of the Univeristy of Westminster found protected cycle lanes reduced the odds of injury by 40-65% in the morning commute in London, whilst advisory (painted) lanes increased injury odds by 34%. To read more, please click the link below…


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