Jenoptik’s 200th average speed system goes live

The enforcement technology company Jenoptik is celebrating the installation of its 200th permanent average speed enforcement system in the UK. The technology, which uses highly accurate Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to calculate speeds of vehicles over set distances, was first implemented in the UK in Nottingham in 2000, and the company’s latest landmark […]

Webinar examines how to use data to beat the jams

The Transport Technology Forum is holding a webinar on Wednesday 26 May from 3-5pm to present an update on the Small Business Research Initiative Congestion Challenge, which examines how data can be used to better understand and respond to road congestion. Sign up here. The Challenge was set in 2018 thanks to funding provided by the […]

Government faces “huge challenge” to deliver on EV switch

The Government is being warned it faces a “huge challenge” to hit its target to phase out electric and diesel vehicle sales from 2030. The Commons Public Accounts Committee has released its first report into the government’s plans, where it says there are several barriers that need to be addressed including the ease of charging […]

Motion raised to unite political parties to deliver highway improvement in Nottinghamshire

A motion to set up a cross-party Highways Review Panel will be put forward at Nottinghamshire Full Council next week. If carried, the proposal will see politicians from all parties work together to examine the methods and technologies used to repair and maintain the county’s roads and suggest recommendations for improvement. In proposing the motion, […]

Telent wins one of the largest traffic signals contracts in the UK

Critical digital infrastructure specialist Telent has been awarded a contract to maintain West Yorkshire’s traffic signals, the largest contract of its kind. The maintenance involved includes both reactive and planned and preventative maintenance. Reactive involves responding to faults – such as a signal going down, a lamp going out, or a vehicle detector failing to communicate with […]

Highways trial new public feedback tool as part of its M56 upgrade project

Highways England has launched a new feedback tool to help get more information from the public on what they think about its projects. Trialed as part of Highways England’s M56 upgrade project, ECHO lets the public tell the construction teams about their thoughts on the work and project. Highways England is currently working to install […]

Drivers clocked doing over 100 in M6 roadworks

New figures from police in Lancashire have underlined how a small but, frankly, stupid number of people are still ignoring speed limits in roadworks and driving at ludicrous speeds. A 50mph limit is in place on the carriageway north of Preston while a new bridge is installed. The limit is enforced by Jenoptik average speed […]

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