Dorset Council makes progress with road repairs

Micro-surfacing works are getting underway to help preserve more of Dorset Council’s road network. The low-cost treatment is laid over the top of the current surface – filling in shallow cracks and holes – and helps protect the underlying road structure from water damage as well as adding reinforcement to the existing asphalt. In-situ recycling, […]

Scottish Government report shows zero emission energy requirements for transport

The Scottish Government has published a new report on the renewable energy requirements projected to be needed for the transport sector between now and 2045. The key finding from the report is that the amount of electricity and hydrogen the transport system is expected to need is well within the limits of what the energy […]

Road casualties in Scotland remain steady in 2021 show latest statistics

Transport Scotland Statisticians have released provisional figures for road casualties showing a slight drop in 2021. The total casualty figures and fatality figures for 2021 are the lowest since annual records began. However, they are broadly similar to the previous lows recorded in 2020. The figures show the total number of casualties fell by 0.5% […]

UK’s first zero-emission autonomous HGV trials get underway

The 5G Connected and Automated Logistics project in the Northeast of England has moved to a new phase with autonomous driving testing of the UK’s first automated 40 tonne truck, powered by 5G, at Vantec in Sunderland. Following the announcement of the onboarding of Terberg as a partner earlier this year, and the arrival of […]

Views sought on Aviemore to Carrbridge route design in Scotland

Transport Scotland has started a public consultation for the Aviemore to Carrbridge Non-Motorised User preferred route design.  The first of two public exhibitions is being held in Aviemore today to let the public comment on the preferred Non-Motorised User (NMU) route between Aviemore and Carrbridge. The Transport Scotland project team and their design consultants will […]

TTF shares video of virtual road signs “untouched by human hand”

The Transport Technology Forum has shared one of the key moments of its conference last week – the video of infrastructure-to-vehicle technology showing that VMS, temporary VMS and traditional signs can be repeated in vehicle without the need for human intervention. The video explained a project delivered by HRS, KL Systems and White Willow Consulting […]

Cornwall Council e-bikes give green travel boost to police on the beat

Police and community safety officers are using pedal power to cut their carbon emissions while supporting their communities, with the help of a Cornwall Council e-bike programme. Devon & Cornwall Police is collaborating with the Council on a government-funded national pilot using e-bikes to improve the visibility of Community Safety Officers, Antisocial Behaviour Officers, Police Officers […]

Port of London Authority hit by cyberattack

The Port of London Authority is reported to have been the victim cyberattack, thought to have been carried out by the Iranian Altahrea Team hacking gang. reports part of the PLA’s online infrastructure was knocked offline by the distributed denial of service attack last night. The site is up and running again at time […]

Road safety casualty numbers increase on road network but remain lower than pre-pandemic levels

Casualty numbers on Great Britain’s road network increased compared to 2020, but remained lower than the pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Department for Transport (DfT) statistics. Tlhe number of reported road casualties in 2021 continued to be impacted by the national restrictions following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including a period of lockdown between January […]


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