How councils can reduce operational costs and manage tech investments

Nick Smee, CEO of Yotta, explores the digital resident demands and funding issues that councils may face this year and considers the steps they can to take re-evaluate their technology investments, reduce operational costs and better manage budget allocation. To read more, click here: How councils can reduce operational costs and manage tech investments (openaccessgovernment.org)

How local lockdown travel habits are already influencing a green recovery

Mark Nicholson, CEO of Vivacity Labs, discusses how local lockdown travel habits are already influencing the green recovery With restrictions in the UK now easing, residents have spent much more time in their local area than ever before during lockdown. Whether it was walking around the local park, cycling around the area, or running new routes, the distance […]

Two-thirds of young adults in Wales in favour of more active travel schemes

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of those aged 16-24 support allocating 10% of the Welsh transport budget to cycling and walking, while just 8% oppose it, acording to a new YouGov poll. In the poll carried out by YouGov on behalf of Cycling UK, 1,194 people were asked whether they would support or oppose a pledge by […]

Norris praises technology’s role in improving freight efficiency

The President of ITS (UK), Steve Norris, says technology has enabled a host of improvements to the freight and logistics industry, making the sector more efficient, cleaner and safer. The former Transport Minister (pictured) is stepping down as Chair of the intelligent transport society’s Freight Forum after 15 years and made a passionate address at […]

Bosch says AIoT, electrification, and green hydrogen are the way forward

Technology and services company Bosch says combining the internet of things with artificial intelligence, and developing electromobility will allow it to develop new business opportunities on the back of the “profound technological and ecological changes currently occurring”. “Bosch came through the first year of the coronavirus pandemic well,” said Dr Volkmar Denner, the chairman of […]

ITS America Releases Technology Blueprint

ITS America has released its 2021 Technology Blueprint  which outlines how technology can transform the US transport system. It promises to deliver a safer, greener and smarter system. “ITS America believes that developing and deploying transportation technologies provides the opportunity to alleviate many of the negative impacts of our transportation system while providing more equitable […]

Cheshire West and Chester Council rolls out moe electric vehicle charging points

Cheshire West and Chester Council has confirmed that new electric vehicle charging points will be available soon across the borough. From mid-May, new facilities will open to allow residents and visitors to charge their electric vehicles in more locations, especially in areas where residents have no off-street parking. An Electric Charging Hub has been created […]

Highways England starts work on ground investigations for A66 trans-Pennine project

Highways England has started ground investigations as it prepares to start further work on trhe A66 trans-Pennine route. The work includes testing different ground conditions along the route and soil types. For this, engineers are using ground penetrating radar and have up to ten crews operating from two site compounds on the A66, drilling approximately […]

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