Funding worth £200 million announced for new walking and cycling schemes across England

Millions of people across the country will benefit from cleaner air and cheaper ways to travel and keep active, thanks to £200 million of government funding for new walking and cycling schemes across England announced this week. The government’s new executive agency Active Travel England, led by Chris Boardman, will oversee the delivery of 134 […]

£14.1 million active travel bid success for Gloucestershire

The delivery of Gloucestershire County Council’s ‘ambitious’ 26-mile ‘cycle spine’ from Stroud to Bishops Cleeve has been given a real boost after the Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed that Gloucestershire County Council will be awarded £14.1 million. The cycle spine extends from Stroud to Bishops Cleeve and will pass through Gloucester and Cheltenham, creating a […]

HRS sponsoring this week’s TTF Conference

Digital traffic management specialist HRS has signed up as the main sponsor of this week’s Transport Technology Forum Conference 2022. Around 200 professionals from across the public and private sectors are expected at the annual event in Liverpool which runs from 17 to 19 May. The sell-out event, titled ‘We Can Work It Out’, concentrates […]

London buses turn purple to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Eight buses with special commemorative wraps have gone into service across the capital as part of Transport for London’s celebrations to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  The platinum buses will be in operation on selected routes passing by some of the iconic central London locations associated with the Royal family including Kensington Palace […]

TfL “shelving” bridge anti-terror barrier work

Transport for London is reported to be abandoning plans to install permanent anti-terror barriers on bridges in central London because of their cost. London’s Evening Standard has seen TfL committee papers released ahead of a meeting this week that “several planned projects” will no longer go ahead in 2022/23 due to “the reduced funding available” […]

Australian state seeks traffic management information from UK companies

The roads authority in the Australian state of Victoria has contacted the UK’s Intelligent Transport Society, ITS (UK) asking for responses to a current request for information. Head, Transport for Victoria is seeking information on Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS). ATMS is currently being used by the Department for Managed Motorways as well as some […]

ERTICO ramps up ITS European Congress excitement

With two weeks to go until the first ITS European Congress in three years, the organisers ERTICO have issued an online preview document, and are planning a further Congress-related webinar. The three-day event in the French city of Toulouse starts in two weeks’ time (Monday 30 May). It comprises plenary sessions, papers, special interest papers, […]

European first as driverless vehicle delivers parcel on public road

In what’s believed to be a first of its kind event in Europe, a package has been delivered to a customer with a driverless autonomous vehicle. The driverless autonomous vehicle, manufactured by Cleveron Mobility, made the delivery in the Estonian capital Tallinn, but a larger-scale parcel delivery service based on robot couriers will be launched […]

A31 to briefly shut seven times for bridge demolition

The work to widen the A31 near Ringwood in Hampshire to three lanes in each direction is moving on, with a complicated bridge demolition taking place this week. The bridge deck is being cut into pieces and a crane will lift it into tipper trucks that will take it off site. This section of the […]


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