Cycling and walking plans receive high level of support in Portsmouth

Safer and improved walking and cycling routes could be one step closer, following support for various schemes to make active travel options more attractive for Portsmouth residents and commuters. Portsmouth city council has received responses from over 700 people in support of proposed walking and cycling improvement plans, which shows the importance of making these […]

Midlands Connect releases major report outlining improvements to A50/A500 corridor

Regional transport body Midlands Connect has released a major report outlining a series of improvements to A50/A500 corridor. The upgrades are targeted at reducing congestion, supporting local businesses and promoting greener transport use – including the take up of electric vehicles.   The plans from Midlands Connect could create a £12 billion economic boost and help […]

Autoliv and Polestar collaborate on climate-neutral car

The global automotive safety systems company Autoliv has announced a collaboration with electric vehicle manufacturer Polestar to develop a truly climate-neutral car by 2030. The “Polestar 0” project unites companies across the automotive supply chain to leverage innovation and collaboration to change the view of how to manufacture cars in a sustainable way. Autoliv says […]

Hull to spend extra £11m on highway maintenance

Hull City Council is to spend an extra £11m on highway maintenance in the next year as part of a strategy that has a strong focus on maintaining existing assets. Labour council leader Councillor Daren Hale said the inclusion of an extra £11m for highways maintenance works within the capital strategy was a statement by […]

Neology hires former Cubic exec as new CEO

The smart cities and safer communities innovator Neology has appointed Bradley H. Feldmann its new Chairman and CEO.  Founder Francisco Martinez de Velasco will continue to serve as President. Mr Feldmann is a well-known leader across the transportation, defence, and security industries, mostly notably from his tenure at Cubic Corporation. Neology says his expertise and […]

Registrations open for ITS European Congress

Registrations for the 14th ITS European Congress in Toulouse from 30 May to 1 June are now open with an early bird discount rate available. Organisers ERTICO says this is a unique opportunity for the European ITS Community to come together, discuss and network to push forward innovation and deliver ‘Smart and Sustainable Mobility for […]

Meera Naran dedicates MBE to eight-year-old son killed in M6 smart motorway crash

A road safety campaigner has dedicated her MBE to her eight-year-old son who was killed in a collision on a smart motorway, after she collected the award from Windsor Castle. Meera Naran, said no one should “ever feel what we had to feel” and vowed to continue highlighting the risks until there were “zero deaths” […]

Software start-up Valerann raises $17m investment

The UK-based Israeli smart transportation startup Valerann has raised US$17 million (£12.6 million) in Series A funding. It says the investment will support the increasing demand for the company’s software product, Lanternn by Valerann, and will enable its implementation with multiple road operators in the UK, Europe and the Americas.   Founded in 2016, Valerann has […]

RAC says “lives were saved” by people staying at home during Storm Eunice

Drivers have behaved responsibly during recent storms, by staying at home and only travelling if absolutely essential. The motoring club says breakdown volumes halved during Storm Eunice, suggesting people took weather warnings seriously. Those that did need help tended to be for flood-related reasons rather than the usual battery issues. Three people died due to […]

Preferred route for multi-million-pound upgrade to A46 Newark Bypass unveiled

National Highways has revealed its preferred route for a multi-million-pound scheme that will fill in the dual carriageway gap on the A46 trade corridor which connects the M5 with Humber Ports. The preferred route, called “Option 2 Modified”, incorporates suggestions from the local communities for the upgrade of the road in Nottinghamshire following an extensive […]


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