PTV and Econolite combine to leverage growth potential in the smart and sustainable mobility solutions market

Bridgepoint, the quoted private assets growth investor, and Porsche Automobile Holding have announced that they will support traffic simulation software company PTV in its partnership with Econolite, the leading North American provider of intelligent traffic management solutions. The two companies will join forces under the umbrella of a newly formed holding to provide hardware, software […]

Manual for Smart Streets launch event on Monday 21 March

The Connected Places Catapult will officially launch the Manual for Smart Streets at an online event from 1.30pm on Monday 21 March. Sign up here. The Manual is intended to provide guidance to support local authorities in implementing technology that supports traffic management and the operation of streets. This includes how traffic signals will develop to connect […]

RSTA and other industry sources say maintenance programmes could be affected by price rises

Some contractors and suppliers have warned that some highway maintenance schemes could be delayed this season with prices going up as a result of supply challenges and spiralling costs. Prices for most materials used for maintenance projects is an immediate problem with some suppliers further up the supply chain citing ‘Force Majeure’ for increases as […]

Lower Thames Crossing shortlisted bidders asked to prioritise carbon reduction

The five shortlisted bidders on the two contracts relating to the building of the Lower Thames Crossing will be asked to prioritise carbon reduction. The five shortlisted bidders across the two contracts will be judged on their ability to strip carbon emissions out of the construction process, after the project was designated a pathfinder project to […]

New transport strategy in Glasgow tackles climate change and inequality

Glasgow’s new transport strategy has set a direction for tackling the climate emergency and city inequalities, according to the city council. Following extensive consultation and preparation since 2020, the final policy framework for the Glasgow Transport Strategy has now been approved by the council’s City Administration Committee.  It’s first time since 2007 that the vision […]

Transport hub set to expand aspirations of the city of Portsmouth

The gateway into the city of Portsmouth is set to be transformed with the creation of a new transport hub that supports the successful delivery of ambitious plans for the city and port. Portsmouth City Council’s planning committee has approved the outline plans that set out principles for developing detailed designs for a new transport […]

You repair it well? Sir Rod Stewart fixes potholes on his street

Singing legend Sir Rod Stewart has posted video of him and his friends filling in potholes on the road he lives on in Essex. In a video on Instagram the 77 year old explains that the road has needed the work “for ages” but that “no-one can be bothered to do it”. He goes on […]

Drivers awaiting tickets after being caught by new-tech speed camera

Police in Gloucestershire have tweeted that they’ve carried out speed checks using a new-style camera which means they don’t need to stop the vehicle to issue a ticket. They used the TruCAM to check speeds on three roads in Stroud, and that seven drivers will be fined for excessive speed. The TruCAM laser device produced […]

Liverpool looks to AI to improve highways investment

Liverpool City Council has turned to Artificial Intelligence in a bid to improve the state of the city’s roads. The council’s Highways and Transportation team has set out a new evidence-based strategy using a mix of AI and photography to devise a multi-million pound programme that will improve more than 100 roads over the next 12 […]


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