Waymo gets another $2.5bn investment

Google’s driverless car division has announced a further US$2.5 billion (£1.8 billion) of investment. In a blog post, co-CEOs Tekedra Mawakana and Dmitri Dolgov say they’ll use this latest round of investment to “continue advancing the Waymo Driver, as well as continuing to grow our team. “With tens of millions of miles driven on public roads […]

TfWM takes part in Canadian project to standardise on-demand transport data

A Canadian not-for-profit organisation is leading an international working group to standardise the representation of on-demand services and to set guidelines to manage rider-facing transactional data. The MobilityData-led GOFS project enables a wide range of use cases, the most important of which is to improve trip planning in mobility applications. The focus of the project is to […]

National Express seeks SMEs for accelerator programme

The transport operator National Express is looking for start-ups to join a ten week accelerator programme, consisting of onboarding workshops, one-to-ones with senior stakeholders, mentoring, networking opportunities with executives and access to a wide range of resources and knowledge from across the transport sector. The programme involves collaboration with SMEs to test the feasibility of […]

JCT Symposium announces “Book with Confidence” guarantee

The organisers of the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium are promising delegates signing up that they’ll get a full refund if for any reason the physical event does not take place as planned in Nottingham this September. In an email seen by Highways News, JCT says following the Government’s increased confidence of removal of Covid […]

Air quality modelling project shows how the right traffic management solution can significantly reduce emissions

A new traffic management technique which has been trialled in Oxfordshire for the past year has proved how air quality can be significantly improved through a technique to manage traffic jams before they happen. The NEVFMA scheme uses global transport modelling firm Aimsun’s traffic simulation to reduce congestion and therefore harmful, traffic-related pollution, with analysis […]

Birmingham Clean Air Zone enters operation

Birmingham City Council’s new Clean Air Zone is now being enforced. Siemens Mobility Limited designed and installed the scheme, which has the company’s Sicore II automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera at its heart. The solution covers the area within Birmingham’s A4540 Middleway (but not the Middleway itself) and has been designed to encourage the […]

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking launches new inquiry to help shape next Cycling and Walking Strategy

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) has launched a new inquiry which will help shape the second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. The government published its first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) in 2017, with the objectives to; increase cycling and walking and increase safety. To help inform the next CWIS2, the Parliamentary Group […]

Popular footpath in North Yorkshire gets a new lease of life

North Yorkshire highways workers have given a new lease of life to an increasingly popular footpath in South Kilvington. The clean-up operation was one of the first tasks undertaken by NY Highways which was launched at the start of June. The new company is responsible for all highways services after the County Council’s contract with private […]

NWSRG looking for views on how it should prioritise its research in the future

The National Winter Research Group (NWSRG), the leading highways winter research organisation in the UK, is calling on winter service practitioners to fill in a survey that will enable it to obtain views on where to prioritise its winter service research in the future. The Group has been developing best practice guidance for the highways […]


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