Exhibitors hail return to in-person networking and socialising at JCT Symposium

Participants in next month’s JCT Traffic Signals Symposium in Nottingham have spoken about how they can’t wait to get back to doing what they love and meeting industry colleagues face to face. The Symposium is one of the first to be held in person since the Coronavirus pandemic, with two days of knowledge sharing and […]

Drone images show A19 upgrade from above

National Highways has released new images taken from a drone which the company formerly called Highways England says highlights the significant progress being made on a £51.6million major road upgrade that will bring free-flowing journeys for drivers in Tyne and Wear. The photographs show the advancements engineers are making in A19 investment at the Downhill […]

Mainstream journalist warns the Driverless dream “on the road to disaster”

The Daily Telegraph’s business reporter has written a damning article about driverless vehicles warning the dream is “all but dead”. In a piece headlined “Silicon Valley’s driverless car dream is on the road to disaster“, Andrew Orlowski says another nail in the coffin was the announcement last week that America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

Calls for extra average speed cameras in Coventry turned down

Residents in Coventry have had their request for Average Speed Cameras on three new routes in the city turned down because the council says they do not meet the threshold for action. The Coventry Telegraph says three separate petitions were raised to the council but none of the roads has enough of a bad safety […]

New on-demand bus service ridership “exceeds expectations”

A new on-demand bus service in Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove has carried more than 800 passengers in its first month of operation. The Bromsgrove Standard says the BOD service, which began on 19 July, enables people to summon and pre-book buses for journeys anywhere in the area and that there have been 802 journeys with […]

HERE adds weather to navigation solution to improve ETAs

Location specialists HERE Technologies is partnering with weather intelligence platform WeatherOptics to provide improved Estimated Time of Arrivals and optimised routing before and during high-impact weather situations. WeatherOptics says it uses weather data, non-weather factors, and ground truth impact data to understand how weather impacts driver and vehicle performance. The company works with some of […]

Summer start for new NH winter maintenance base

Work is underway on National Highways’ new maintenance compound to help keep East Yorkshire’s roads open and safe throughout the winter. The £3.6m site for the company formerly known as Highways England is being built at Green Park Business Park just off the M62 at junction 38. The compound will house a salt barn capable […]

Ringway receives UK’s first zero emission 7.2t commercial vehicle

Highway services company Ringway has received delivery of the UK’s first fully electric 7.2 tonne IVECO Daily cage tipper for its Hounslow Highways contract. It says Guest Truck and Van supplied the specially adapted commercial vehicle which is the first of its type within the UK, and will allow for more sustainable ways of working […]

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