Aimsun highlights how it can help cut emissions on key route in Madrid

The transport modelling firm Aimsun has released a video explaining how it is carrying out a study to model traffic-related emissions from different types of vehicles using the M30 highway in Madrid. As part of the EU C-Roads project, Aimsun is working with OPUS and Calle30 to take real-time observed data from vehicles in the […]

Amey Consulting wins place on £300m SEWTAPS Framework

Amey Consulting has won a place on the £300m South East Wales Technical and Professional Services Framework. The infrastructure and engineering consultancy says it will bring its design and maintenance capability and data driven, analytics and advisory offering to all public sector authorities and bodies across Wales.   The initial four-year framework will see Amey Consulting provide multi-discipline civil and highways, transportation, site supervision, geotechnical, master planning and urban design services across the […]

Aberdeen City Council approves £13.6m budget for capital road improvement works

A £13.669 million budget for capital road improvement works for the 2021/22 financial year has been approved by Aberdeen City Council’s city growth and resources committee. The money will be used for 16 types of improvements ranging from bridge repairs to safer routes for walking and cycling to new LED lampposts. They include £392,000 for traffic lights […]

Imperial College London and partners launch mobility hub trial project

Imperial College London has joined forces with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Brompton Bike Hire to launch a mobility hub at Imperial’s South Kensington campus as part of a four-month academic trial that will assess whether staff travel can be transformed by giving people more choices for sustainable and active transport. Staff who register for the trial will receive […]

New project aims to tackle transport-related exclusion for young people

Sustrans has teamed up with the University of the West of England to launch a new research project that aims to address transport-related barriers faced by young people aged 12-24 years in the UK. Transport to Thrive, will explore why transport is important to young people’s ability to reach the opportunities they need to become […]

VW testing driverless cars in Europe

Volkswagen is stepping up its testing of driverless electric vehicles ahead of a planned commercial introduction in 2025. Car Magazine reports that by the end of this year, prototypes of the ID Buzz electric version of the Kombi van will be testing on Munich’s streets, as well as on a purpose-built test track near Munich airport. […]

Investment in public transport needs to continue, says adviser

The government needs to keep up spending on public transport, even though its usage has declined during the Covid pandemic, a government adviser has said. Commuter numbers could drop by a quarter due to more home working, Sir John Armitt, head of the National Infrastructure Commission, told the BBC. But Sir John said the Government […]

AA warns of Birmingham CAZ confusion

The AA is warning that there could be extra minor shunts in Birmingham if drivers try to take last-minute detours to avoid the city’s new £8 charge for entering its clean air zone. Birmingham Live reports that it has counted 40 different signs in the run-up to the zone as you drive from the busy […]


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