Nottingham City Council launches ‘contactless’ travel scheme

Nottingham City Council has launched an ‘Oyster-style’ contactless ticketing system-the first of its kind outside of London. The new Nottingham Contactless multi-operator Tap & Go option – available across Nottingham City Transport buses, NET trams and Linkbuses operated by CT4N – allow people to tap on with contactless bank cards or phones throughout the day […]

New active travel route opens in Salford for pedestrians and cyclists

A new cycle lane has been completed in Salford-revitalising one of the main routes in and out of the city. Existing roadside cycle lanes and traditional footpaths have been replaced by a £2.5million segregated corridor to help improve Active Travel, the government’s policy supporting journeys by physically-active means. The opening comes with news that Greater […]

New travel app launched in Essex

A new app that gives its users real-time travel information across Essex travel networks has been launched by Essex County Council. The free app aims to help people in Essex to plan their journeys and travel by foot, bike, bus and train anywhere in the county. Providing real-time travel information, users are given detailed expected journey and […]

Video shows driverless car being pulled over by Police in San Francisco

A video has emerged of a driverless Cruise car getting pulled over in San Francisco by police who found the autonomous vehicle didn’t have anyone behind the wheel. In the video spotted by CNBC, the Cruise car initially pulls over to the side of the road and stops as a Policeman approached the driver’s side […]

PhD student’s communications breakthrough “could speed up driverless introduction”

A Scottish postgraduate engineer has apparently made a discovery that could make it easier for driverless vehicles to communicate in cities. The Scotsman newspaper reports PhD student Euan Ward has developed an algorithm that could transform the capability of driverless cars, through the addition of radar technology that is protected from radio frequency interference. It […]

London’s ULEZ sees greater compliance than expected

London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone has seen smaller revenues than expected since its expansion, suggesting that more people are avoiding driving affected cars than was forecast. London’s financial paper City AM quotes a performance report which says TfL made only £16 million from ULEZ’s expansion to cover the North and South Circular Roads, where polluting […]

Aimsun wins two awards in Abu Dhabi

Transport modelling firm Aimsun has won two awards for one of its most high-profile projects is the Abu Dhabi hybrid simulation transport model. The project, which is part of the Emirate-wide STEAM+ transport modelling framework was awarded the project team the Certificate of Appreciation for “distinguished practices in project execution,” by the Abu Dhabi Integrated […]

London’s e-scooters could get enforcement cameras fitted

Cameras or sensors could be fitted to e-scooters to prevent them being ridden on pavements. The London Evening Standard newspaper reports firms involved in Transport for London’s trial of rental e-scooters are considering using technology to inform them when the battery-powered vehicles are being ridden illegally, and potentially bring them to a halt. The paper […]


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