Research in the US finds that data collected from connected vehicles can offer real-time insights in road safety challenges

Data collected from connected vehicles can offer near real-time insights into highway safety problem areas, identifying near-misses, troublesome intersections and other roadway dangers. New research from Michigan State University and Ford Mobility, which tracked driving incidents on Ford vehicles outfitted with connected vehicle technology, points to a future of greatly expanded understanding of roadway events, far beyond […]

Cumbria County Council consults on plans to improve bus services

Cumbria County Council is developing a plan to improve bus services across Cumbria and is seeking the views and experiences of it residents to help shape it. The council is conducting face to face interviews in a number of locations around the county, and is encouraging people to complete an online survey to gather opinions […]

HE urgently reviewing A1 junction after minibus crashes into house

Highways England says it’s going to carry out an urgent view of a junction on the A1 at Peterborough after a minibus crashed into a house last week. The Peterborough Telegraph says The crash happened last Tuesday (July 13) at about 12.50pm, when the minibus crashed into the house near the southbound slip road at […]

Scottish government accused of allowing a five-fold increase in potholes

The Scottish Government is being urged to invest more in pothole repair after releasing figures showing the number of potholes on Scotland’s major roads has increased fivefold since the SNP came to power. The Herald Scotland newspaper says figures released in a written answer show 3,981 potholes were reported on trunk roads in 2007/8, compared […]

E-scooter conversation reignited on this week’s Highways Voices

“I guess the e-scooter trials are a bit of a reset button,” commented Jack Holloway, an expert in mobility brands at global brand agency Landor & Fitch on this week’s Highways Voices podcast, ” to see if they can deliver on the promise of alternative mobility. But for that trial to succeed, the local governments need […]

Industry is meeting ‘melting roads’ challenge, says RSTA Chief Executive

The highways sector is meeting the on-going challenge of roads ‘melting’ under extreme heat, according to Paul Boss, Chief Executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA). Mr Boss was speaking to the Sunday Times’ Driving.co.uk publication after it ran a story about melting roads across the country this week. It reported that soaring temperatures […]

Blackwall Tunnel shuts for three nights for fire detection work

Transport for London is closing the southbound Blackwall Tunnel for the next three nights to carry out urgent maintenance on the fire detection system. The link between Tower Hamlets and Greenwich will close between 1am on 21 July to 05am on 23 July and between one minute past midnight on Sunday 25 July to 5am […]

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