West Lothian Council to invest £58 million in road network by 2028

West Lothian Council has said it will invest in the region’s growing road and footpath network, including town centre street improvements, bridges and street lightening, with over £53 million to be invested by 2028. Plans are for £10m will be invested between April 2021 and March 2022 alone. An additional £750,000 will be spent next […]

People need accurate data to encourage more active travel, Highways Voices hears

Providing accurate, up-to-date data and tools to the public to enable them to make instant journey decisions will help encourage more active travel use, according to Scott Cain, owner of runfriendly.com and consultant to the Connected Places Catapult, speaking on this week’s Highway Voices podcast. He said by optimising journeys for the public alongside providing […]

More than £8m to be invested in transport and road maintenance across South Gloucestershire

More than £8.75million is to be invested on local transport infrastructure and road maintenance across South Gloucestershire. The funding, which comes as part of the Council’s £174million investment into local roads, will be used for maintenance and resurfacing works over the coming year as well as installing brand new transport infrastructure schemes. On top of […]

Aimsun and Siemens win Abu Dhabi hybrid transport model contract

The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) Abu Dhabi has chosen Aimsun and Siemens to develop its ground-breaking Hybrid Simulation Model. Adding to its traditional 4-step modelling, the new framework also covers meso and micro models and near real-time simulation. The ITC is linking big datasets, including day-to-day anonymised mobile phone tracking, water/electricity consumption by household, live […]

UK’s first ever hydrogen transport hub given £3 million investment

The UK’s first-ever hydrogen transport hub could be operational by 2025 with the unveiling of an official ‘masterplan’ and £3 million in government funding. A first of its kind, the transport hub – being built in Tees Valley – will bring together leading figures from government, industry and academia to focus research, testing and trials across all […]

Congleton Link Road to open to vehicles in April

The opening date of the £90m Congleton Link Road has been revealed – along with its historic new name. The 5.5km route will open for the public to walk and cycle along on Friday 16 April and that weekend, before opening to vehicles on Monday 19 April and will be named Wolstenholme Elmy Way – […]

RAC launches pay per mile insurance

The RAC has launched a new “no ties” insurance system aimed at people driving fewer than 6,000 miles per year. The idea is thanks to the dramatically reduced amount of miles driven by people since Coronavirus restrictions were introduced last year. The Club says data shows drivers are covering 20% fewer miles than two decades […]

Hydrogen firm setting up in Dundee sustainable transport technology hub

Hydrogen technology company Arcola Energy is taking up tenancy at the new Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc in Dundee, supporting its work in adapting heavy-duty vehicles and transport applications to zero-emission, hydrogen-powered solutions The facility, backed by a £1.5 million grant from Scottish Enterprise, is expected to bring up to 135 jobs to the former Michelin […]

JCT issues Symposium paper call reminder

The organisers of the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium say they have received a number of proposals for presentations at September’s event, but that slots remain available. Papers must be related to Traffic Signals and Intelligent Transport and will broadly fit into one or more of the following themes: Traffic Signal Design Modelling, Assessment and […]

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