Multi-million pound transport schemes in Somerset get Government funding

Major improvements to the A38 northern corridor heading into Bridgwater are a step closer today after Government approved a £10 million funding bid.  Money from the Treasury’s Levelling Up fund will help pay for more than £3.4 million worth of cycling and walking infrastructure along the entire corridor as well as a remodelled Dunball junction […]

Lower Thames Crossing pledges 22,000 hours of volunteering to help local communities

National Highways has today (28 October) pledged at least 22,000 hours of volunteering in the local community during the construction of the Lower Thames Crossing. The ambitious volunteering scheme will support projects near the proposed route of the Lower Thames Crossing, both north and south of the River Thames, and reflect four themes; environment, heritage, […]

Go-Ahead supporting sustainable transport at COP26

Go-Ahead is continuing its support for action to tackle climate change by sponsoring an event at the upcoming global COP26 summit in Glasgow. The Green Zone event ‘People make transport: communities enabling greener travel’ on Wednesday 10 November embraces the need to shift reliance away from private cars, making public and community transport, walking, cycling […]

Budget brings more money for transport but mixed messages for roads

A five-year, £5.7 billion funding investment for City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements was confirmed in yesterday’s Budget, to fund projects such as the Sheffield Supertram renewal and the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill metro extension in the West Midlands. But there was a £24 billion announced for strategic roads investment from 2020 to 2025, less than […]

The potential of verges is explored to help tackle biodiversity

An innovative, joint project is exploring the potential for grass verges to become important havens for wildflowers, insects and pollinators to help tackle the biodiversity crisis. The three-year pilot scheme is being spearheaded by a partnership of West Sussex County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority. The research will focus on the potential […]

ITS (UK) announces awards shortlist

Digital road solutions, CAV testing techniques and a fusion of transport modelling with live traffic data to improve air quality are among the shortlists for two of the categories in the prestigious ITS (UK) awards. A video analytics platform and a bus occupancy data solution are also in the running for the top prizes which […]

Cohda Wireless Supporting Real World Test Field for Connected and Automated Vehicles in Germany

Cohda Wireless’s V2X technology is supporting the establishment of one of Europe’s largest and most comprehensive test environments for connected intelligent transport systems, the Corridor for New Mobility Aachen – Düsseldorf (ACCorD). As a tech partner, Cohda is supplying its Road-Side Units (RSUs) to the research project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport […]

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