Forth bridges ready for winter following major works

Major works on both the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing have been completed on schedule, in advance of the winter season. Work to replace the main expansion joints on the Forth Road Bridge was completed in October, marking the conclusion of one of the biggest maintenance projects in the bridge’s history.  The northbound carriageways […]

ITS (UK) offers hybrid Awards Ceremony viewing options

The prestigious ITS (UK) awards will be held live and in person, and simultaneously streamed online in two weeks in a first for the Society. The Intelligent Transport Systems Industry Association’s awards ceremony has traditionally been held alongside the President’s Dinner but because of limitations on venue availability, this year it is being run at […]

Transport for Wales launches online community for public to help shape future of travel

Transport for Wales has this week launched a new online community to give the public the opportunity to help shape the transformation of travel in Wales. ‘Sgwrs’ will allow TfW to gather opinions and ideas for the future of travel on trains and buses and active travel such as cycling and walking. Community members will take part in […]

£8.85million investment agreed in East Sussex for climate change and roads and pavements

Council leaders in East Sussex have agreed to invest millions of pounds in tackling climate change and improving the county’s roads and pavements. East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet agreed one-off additional funding of £8.85million in the two areas at its meeting this week. A total of £5.8million will be spent on improving road signs, lines […]

Nestrans adopt Regional Transport Strategy in North East Scotland

Scottish transport operator, Nestrans, has gained Ministerial approval of the North East’s new Regional Transport Strategy (RTS). The strategy will shape the area’s transport policies and actions for the next 20 years. At the November meeting of the Nestrans Board this week, members heard that Scottish Transport Minister Graeme Dey has endorsed the strategy. Board members […]

Apple working on crash detection feature

iPhone users involved in a car crash could soon have their phone automatically call for help. The Wall Street Journal has seen plans by the company to roll out a product feature called “crash detection” for iPhones and Apple Watches. It says crash detection uses data from sensors built into Apple devices including the accelerometer […]

Australian engineers in driverless breakthrough

Researchers in Australia have worked out how to let driverless vehicles “see” pedestrians hidden behind buildings, and cyclists obscured by lorries and buses. The study, by the University of Sydney and Cohda Wireless deploys what are called collective perception messaging which Cohda calls emerging technology that could save lives. The study conducted in Sydney’s Central Business […]

Transport campaigner calls for Silvertown Tunnel to be scrapped

The transport writer and campaigner Christian Wolmar is calling on London’s Mayor to scrap the Silvertown Tunnel scheme, in order for him to win the next Mayoral election. Writing on the website Labour List, Mr Wolmar comments that a change in voting rules, based on a first-past-the-post system would mean that Green Party voters who […]


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