MP warns over Scottish road building after SNP-Green deal

A Scottish MP is warning that the new deal between the ruling SNP and partners the Greens will affect road building in Scotland because he fears it will “not be as benign as the SNP is currently spinning”. Kenny MacAskill, who quit the SNP for the rival nationalist Alba party earlier in the year, has […]

IBM and Mercedes develop “Stolen Vehicle Help” for Mercedes me service

IBM and Mercedes have announced they have developed “Urban Guard – Stolen Vehicle Help,” a service in the “Mercedes me app” designed to help find and recover stolen vehicles. They say the solution builds on prior collaboration between IBM and Daimler, Mercedes’ parent company, to develop connected car services such as “ready to.” According to […]

London borough reports continued fall in harmful pollution

Lambeth Council has unveiled its Air Quality Annual Status Report highlighting a significant reduction in toxic air levels in the borough, thanks to a fall in vehicle emissions. The report has been published showing the continued fall in the levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and other harmful particles linked to vehicles, saying that between 2014 […]

RJRF launches £150,000 roads of the future competition

The Trustees of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund are celebrating 150 years since the birth of their benefactor William Rees Jeffreys with a UK-wide Competition to describe the roads of the future. The Trustees are offering grants of up to a possible £150,000, plus cash prizes of £5,000 for schools, to encourage “new and creative […]

New highways machines help keep Dorset roads clear of rainwater

Dorset Council has taken ownership of two new machines that will help keep its road clear of rainwater. Dorset Highways has purchased a new gully cart along with a new jetter to support the essential work of its drainage fleet, which forms part of the council’s preventative maintenance programme. Cllr Ray Bryan, portfolio holder for […]

Hertfordshire County Council is successful in bid for Local Authority Capability Fund

Hertfordshire County Council has successfully bid for £313,000 from the Department of Transport’s (DfT) Local Authority Capability Fund. The funding, which is part of the Government’s Active Travel programme, will help the council to plan, design, consult and develop more county-wide cycle and walking infrastructure schemes. The council will also work with the pedestrian charity […]

Air quality improving in Bath since introduction of CAZ

New data shows air quality is improving both in Bath city centre and outside the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) following the introduction of the scheme. A report to be considered by Bath and North East Somerset Council’s cabinet on Thursday 9 September reveals that nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels have dropped by more than 12% compared with the same […]

National Highways sets out digital vision

A virtual twin of the road network that can predict the time and location of potholes and other maintenance issues is just one of the innovations National Highways says is poised to transform its future operations. Other initiatives that could lead the charge on what it calls a digital revolution for roads include intelligent road […]

ITS (UK) offers Early Careers professionals chance to be consultation Observers

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems Industry Association is looking for members in the early years of their careers to boost their Continuous Professional Development by taking part in a consultation about the Department for Transport’s Traffic Commissioner function. ITS (UK) Executive Members the DfT have opened the consultation on the Traffic Commissioner Function.  This review […]


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