80% of people think they could react quicker than a driverless car

Another survey of British people’s attitudes to driverless cars suggest the CAV industry still has a long way to go to convince people they’re a good idea. The survey for Vanarama found 73% of respondents wouldn’t feel safe in a driverless vehicle, while only 13% would trust one to take their children to school unattended. […]

HERE appoints new Supervisory Board Chairman

Mappin, data and technology platform HERE Technologies has elected Pekka Ala-Pietilä as Chairman of its Supervisory Board. He succeeds Rudi Lamprecht, who’d held the position since 2016 and stepped down as planned at the end of February. HERE says Ala-Pietilä (pictured) is an experienced technology expert with a proven track record in bringing innovative products […]

Kingston and Sutton Councils appoint VolkerHighways for new street lighting contract

VolkerHighways has been awarded a ten-year street lighting term maintenance contract for the Royal Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Sutton Councils. Worth £20 million, the contract will begin in April 2021 and will continue until 2031. The contract will include the general maintenance and repair of street lighting and illuminated signs and bollards, […]

Lincolnshire County council partially open new Welton roundabout project

Vehicles have started using the northern part of the new Welton roundabout in Lincolnshire, marking significant progress with the project. The A46 Dunholme / Welton Roundabout project is being part-funded using the £2m allocated to the authority by the Department of Transport (DfT) from tranche 2 of its National Productivity Investment Fund. The remaining funding […]

First CAZ outside of London launches in Bath

The UK’s first charging clean air zone (CAZ) outside of London has launched in Bath as part of plans to drive down harmful pollution and protect public health. Polluting vehicles are now be charged £9 or £100 a day to drive in the centre of Bath, but private cars and motorbikes will not be charged. The scheme […]

Speed cameras and cycling and bus priority considered for busy route in Coventry

Transport planners are looking at plans to reduce the amount of traffic on a busy rat run in Coventry, including putting in a dedicated cycle lane and encouraging cars to take a bigger A road alternative by prioritising buses. CoventryLive reports that planners are looking to cut congestion on on Foleshill Road, and are now […]

Average speed cameras from Jenoptik go live on M4 in South Wales

A new average speed camera scheme delivered by leading ANPR camera company Jenoptik Traffic Solutions goes live on the M4 in South Wales today (Monday 15 March). A total of 32 new SPECS cameras have been installed along the 15 mile stretch of the M4 through Gwent between junction 24 at The Coldra to junction 28 […]

Huge £200m programme of major road schemes taking place in Kirkless

Several projects across Kirkless have started with the aim of improving the road network. Projects include the Cooper Bridge, the A62 Leeds Road into Huddersfield, the widening of the A629 Halifax Road and the A629 Wakefield Road. Kirklees Council has created a new Major Projects Service to handle the enormity of the work, which will […]

Siemens wins major Scottish traffic equipment and maintenance contract

Glasgow City and West Dunbartonshire Councils have awarded Siemens Mobility Limited a five-year contract which covers the maintenance of all existing roadside traffic control and information equipment, the supply, design and installation and of new or replacement traffic equipment and all associated civil engineering works. Starting in February 2021, the five-year contract covers over 1,000 […]

More bailout talks for TfL

Transport for London is hoping to agree a new funding deal with Central Government this week, as it faces running out of money at the end of the month. The capital’s transport body has been here twice before, needing a total of £3.3 billion so far to fund the gap caused in part by the […]


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