ITS leads on the road to Net Zero, a minister impressed and a merger not a takeover – all on Highways Voices from Hamburg

WSP’s new “greenprint” for transport to reach Net Zero leads the conversation on Wednesday at the ITS World Congress in the latest Highways Voices sponsored by SWARCO and GEWI. Associate Tom Grahamslaw discusses the new white paper which explains how Intelligent Transport Systems can enable the decarbonisation of road traffic saying, “It’s about adapting what we currently […]

Why only technology and better planning will help with the bridge strike challenge

News of more major bridge strikes in the last few months is a stark warning that the challenge hasn’t been solved yet. A strike in Plymouth, Devon, recently caused four days of disruption for the local rail network, costing thousands of pounds and causing severe damage. As a result, lorry drivers and haulage companies have […]

HERE launches advanced real-time traffic service

Location data and technology platform HERE Technologies has announced the launch of its new HERE Advanced Real-Time Traffic service. It introduces new lane-level information and expanding inner-city coverage to help drivers reach their destinations more efficiently and stress-free. HERE Advanced Real-Time Traffic is the industry’s first traffic service that provides accurate speeds on arterial lanes […]

Transport Minister hails UK’s “pioneering innovations”

The new Transport Minister Trudy Harrison has told Highways News the work of the British Intelligent Transport Systems industry is “pioneering” and key to the future of transport and decarbonisation. Ms Harrison spoke to the Highways Voices podcast during a visit to the ITS World Congress in Hamburg where she toured the exhibition and met […]

National Highways starts consultation on upgrade of A358 in Somerset

National Highways has launched a consultation for the upgrade of the A358 in Somerset. The planned upgrade of the A358, a key route linking the south west and London and south east, will see a single lane stretch of carriageway between the M5 at Taunton and the Southfields roundabout, upgraded to dual carriageway. The proposed […]

Keltbray buys nmcn’s infrastructure portfolio

Leading specialist engineering and construction company, Keltbray Holdings Limited, has announced it has agreed a deal with administrators, Grant Thornton UK LLP, to acquire a portfolio of Infrastructure contracts and associated assets from nmcn PLC, which went into administration last week.  This fully aligns with the company’s core purpose to redefine the way sustainable development […]

Improved transport connectivity could save 27.8 megatonnes of CO2 emissions by 2035

Improving transport connectivity in the UK could save up to 27.8 megatonnes of CO2 emissions by 2035, the equivalent of taking 750,000 lorries off the country’s roads. In a report published today, communications industry analyst Assembly showed that connectivity will play a huge part in the UK’s transition to carbon neutrality. Directly enhancing the connectivity […]

LGA warns winter gritting could be affected by shortage of drivers

The shortage of gritter drivers in the UK could affect roads being gritted in the winter as well, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). Heightened by the pandemic and Brexit, the nationwide shortage of HGV drivers has been blamed for the recent fuel shortage and short supply of food on shelves in supermarkets. The estimated shortfall of […]


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