Minister pledges that the UK will continue to lead on transport innovation

The minister with responsibility for the future of transport has pledged that, as one of the founding Intelligent Transport Systems nations, the UK will continue to lead on innovation to solve the mobility challenges faced around the world. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport Rachel Maclean was addressing a trade event involving […]

Traffic on the local authority road network back at pre-pandemic levels

This week’s Transport Technology Forum Covid-19 Weekly Digest suggests traffic levels have returned to pre-pandemic baseline levels for the first time since the crisis started. The TTF has compared Department for Transport national data with figures collated from more than 100 local authority areas across England, and analysis from the last two weeks has found […]

Colas retains Investors in People Gold Status

Colas has announced that it has retained Investors In People Gold status, an award held for almost ten years. The company achieved the first accreditation from Investors In People in 2002, and were awarded Gold Status in 2012. This ongoing success puts Colas into the top 17% of organisations who have achieved the Investors In […]

Orwell Bridge variable speed innovation declared a success

A system which reduces the speed limit on the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich has meant the key route on the A14 has remained open in strong winds when in the past it would have had to be shut. The scheme involves new SWARCO-built electronic signs on the bridge displaying enforceable, changeable driver speed limits, mandating […]

Child hospitalised after e-scooter collision

A three year old boy has been seriously injured after being run over by a person on an e-scooter in the Feltham area of London. Police say they were called on 17 April to deal with a collision on the A244 High Street. The boy had been walking along the pavement with his grandmother when […]

Research by Cycling UK shows huge variation in active travel spend

Research by Cycling UK has shown that some councils in England are investing 170 times more per head on active travel than others. Its research has indicated that there is a huge variation in active travel spending by local authorities across the country – from £34 a year per head of population to just 20 […]

More than 350 offences detected during operation targeting HGVs

Police in Suffolk have stopped almost 300 vehicles and detected over 350 offences, after targeting drivers of Heavy Goods Vehicles as part of an operation supported by Highways England. Operation Tramline saw police provided with an HGV tractor unit by Highways England, which allowed officers to carry out patrols across the strategic road network in […]

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