Highways News journalist explains smart motorways on Radio 2

Highways News co-owner Paul Hutton has appeared on national radio to discuss the ongoing debate about the safety of smart motorways. Hutton, a regular on radio stations across the country as a go-to commentator on transport technology matters, was approached by Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show to give his views on the concept, implementation and […]

Coventry to invest in all-electric bus city by end of 2025

Coventry will receive £50m to fund 297 all-electric buses for the city by 2025. The funding will be secured once a final business case is approved by the West Midlands Combined Authority on 19 March. Highways officers believe it will save around 55 tonnes of Nitrogen Dioxide every year. The £50 million will be invested […]

New footbridge to be installed over A5

Highways England is replacing a reinforced concrete bridge that crosses the A5 at Atherstone, north Warwickshire, with a new steel one. The new wider bridge can be safely used by both pedestrians and cyclists and the gradient of the new access ramps will meet modern standards. The headroom clearance of the bridge over traffic using […]

Woodland near M6 gets Highway England makeover

Burton Woods, near Burton-in-Kendal, a 2.5 hectare copse alongside the southbound M6 just south of junction 36, has been transformed after a investmemnt by Highways England to help encourage more wildlife and biodiversity. The woods were planted when the motorway was built between 1957 and 1960 to provide a screen for local villages but the […]

20mph speed limit to become a reality on Welsh roads from this summer

Eight pilot 20mph speed limit trials have been confirmed to take place on Welsh roads The pilot areas will have a phased start from this summer until the end of the year. They come ahead of the planned national rollout of 20mph limits for April 2023, and will help develop enforcement arrangements and overcome unforeseen […]

JCT issues call for papers as it plans for physical autumn Symposium

Organisers of the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium have issued their call for industry professionals and academics to propose papers on Traffic Signals and Signals related topics, as they push ahead with plans to hold an in-person event this year. After last year’s event was held online, JCT say this year’s Symposium will be held […]

Israeli firm chooses HORIBA MIRA for UK centre of excellence site

E-mobility innovator REE Automotive has announced it’s building an Engineering Centre of Excellence at ITS (UK) member HORIBA MIRA’s technology park and test track near Nuneaton. The new Engineering Centre will expedite REE’s strategic plans to meet anticipated global demand for its breakthrough REEcorner and Electric Vehicle platform technology. It is expected to lead to […]

Scotland considers European-style mobility hubs

A new paper from the Scottish Government is putting forward an idea to build mobility hubs to help people travel using different public transport modes. In a document “creating smart and sustainable towns and villages”, it defines a mobility hub as, “A recognisable place with an offer of different and connected transport modes supplemented with […]


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