West Sussex rises to the carbon reduction challenge with highway and transport initiatives

A growing number of initiatives to help reduce carbon are being delivered across West Sussex, according to the council. As the COP26 Climate Change Conference gets underway, the challenges of encouraging active travel choices and reducing carbon emissions continue on a countywide basis, said West Sussex County Council. The County Council’s new Council Plan, for example, sets […]

Vivacity Labs and Vaisala partner to provide transport, weather and environmental data insights to improve travel sustainability

Vivacity Labs, the London-based transport technology scaleup, and Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, have partnered to drive sustainability in the travel industry. Vivacity’s sensors, which use artificial intelligence and machine learning to capture anonymous traffic counts of different transport modes across a selected ‘count line’, will pair its sensors with […]

LCRIG launches innovation report

A report by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group suggests that there is no shortage of enthusiasm when it comes to delivering innovation in highways, though differing approaches between authorities highlight the challenges around implementing it. As local council highways teams come under pressure to up their game on innovation, LCRIG carried out an exclusive […]

MPs call for smart motorways “pause”

There is not enough safety and economic data to justify continuing with the roll-out of smart motorways, according to a new report by the Transport Select Committee. The Committee is calling for National Highways to suspend the roll-out of new all lane running schemes until there is more data. It has said it wants to […]

Camera procurement “quick and easy” thanks to Jenoptik’s CCS Framework deal

Traffic camera supplier Jenoptik says local authorities and police forces will be able to quickly and easily procure the latest speed enforcement and monitoring technologies, thanks to it winning a place on all of Crown Commercial Service’s Transport Technology and Associated Services framework lots. CCS’s new Transport Technology and Associated Services agreement builds and expands […]

ITS (UK) members have major presence at Highways UK

The UK’s industry association for Intelligent Transport Systems is highlighting the role its members are playing in this week’s major Highways UK exhibition and conference at the NEC in Birmingham. Nearly 50 members are taking exhibition stands at the two-day event, while around 150 speakers are from member organisations. ITS (UK) Secretary General Jennie Martin […]

National Highways names new Executive Director for Operations

National Highways has appointed Duncan Smith to the role of Executive Director for Operations full time. He joined the company in 2017 first as Regional Director and then more recently as Transformation Director. Previously, he held several senior positions in infrastructure companies. Mr Smith has been covering the role on an interim basis since February […]


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