Roundabout in Cambridge made more accessible to all pedestrians

Changes have been made to a pedestrian crossing at the busy Addenbrooke’s roundabout in Cambridge to improve accessibility in the area. The traffic system has been using buttons which – like the majority of pedestrian traffic systems across the country – must be physically pushed to activate. However, this can be difficult to use for […]

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund announces Masters Bursary Scheme 22-23

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Trustees havew announced they will be running a Transport Masters Bursary programme again for 2022-23. The Trustees are hoping to encourage more applications to study for a transport-related Masters – both from people who are new to the transport sector and people who are currently employed in the sector who […]

High standards are the way forward in new roads contract in Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council is looking for a new contractor partner to provide up to £150 million of highways maintenance works over a minimum seven-year period, with a clear focus on quality, sustainability, and responsiveness. The existing highways maintenance contract ends on 31 March 2023, and we’re taking this opportunity to re-tender the contract and have begun […]

MaaS provider to help Leicester City Council

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) technology company SkedGo has announced a contract with Leicester City Council to help strengthen sustainable and active travel in the region. The deal sees the launch of two Android and iPhone apps as part of the Choose How You Move initiative, offering a journey planner that incorporates public transport, e-bikes from Santander Cycles, […]

ITS Europe preliminary programme released

The ITS European Congress team has released the Preliminary Programme for next month’s Congress in Toulouse. The team at ERTICO – ITS Europe says it has worked hard on building a fantastic High-Level and Technical Programme, and that this preliminary programme includes details of all the activities and sessions that will take place at the MEETT Conference Centre in Toulouse from 30 […]

Hertz buying thousands of Polestar EVs to accelerate electric vehicle adoption

Car hire company Hertz is partnering with the Swedish electric carmaker Polestart in a deal which includes purchasing up to 65,000 electric vehicles over five years. Availability is expected to this spring in Europe and later in the year in North America and Australia. Hertz says the partnership is part of the company’s ongoing commitment […]

Yunex rolling out 3,000 sensors in Florida

Global intelligent traffic systems company Yunex Traffic has commenced the installation of nearly 3,000 controllers and the upgrade of the traffic detection infrastructure in Miami-Dade County in Florida. This follows the company’s recent deployment of its TACTICS™ central traffic control system, a major milestone in Miami-Dade County’s seven-year traffic management upgrade, one of the largest […]

Transport Secretary cracks down on drug-driving

Drug-drivers could be required to undertake rehabilitation courses before being allowed back behind the wheel, under new plans by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and the Department for Transport. Drink-drive related deaths and injuries are now very rare on UK roads, with deaths having fallen 88% between 1979 and 2015. However, there has been an increase […]

March sets new records with petrol and diesel prices

New data shows that fuel pump prices rose more in March than in any previous month on record, despite the Chancellor announcing a 5p duty cut in the Spring Statement. The RAC Fuel Watch research says that, as well as hitting a new record-high price of 167.3p on Tuesday 22 March, the average cost of […]

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