ITS (UK) promotes common standards use in joint webinar

Members of the UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association have benefitted from a session explaining the value of standards and how they are deployed and used across the ITS and wider transport sector. The event, held jointly with RTIG, the Realtime Information Group, heard from the British Standards Institution, BSI, which explained how standardisation covers […]

Shropshire moped hire scheme that tackles transport challenges to expand

A prominent Shropshire charity is working with an established motorcycle hire firm to provide low-cost travel solutions for people in Shropshire. Community Resource is working with Wheels to Work Silverstone to offer an enhanced and expanded moped hire scheme in Shropshire – it began this week. The charity has run its own affordable transport scheme […]

Lanes Group wins Thames Water contract worth up to £1bn

Waste water utilities solutions company Lanes Group have been awarded a contract by Thames Water worth between £750 million and £1 billion over the next ten years, which will mean large amounts of work across the road network in and around London. In a LinkedIn post, Group Director Andy Brearly says the letter confirms delivery […]

Funding secured for final phase of Ancoats regeneration project in Manchester

A funding package of more than £30m has been agreed by Manchester City Council for the revitalisation of the public realm in Ancoats and associated infrastructure. Following a consultation held earlier this year broad support was found for the plan to enhance the area, which would include the construction of 1,500 new homes and improvements […]

London urged to introduce “tourist tax” to help fund TfL

The London Assembly has been urged to introduce a new tax on tourists to help fill Transport for London’s funding gap. Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics has told assembly members a tourist tax would be worth “hundreds of millions of pounds” per year – and suggested it could be used to […]

Level crossing waiting times “slashed” thanks to new technology.

Waiting times at level crossings are set to be cut to 18-25 seconds thanks to new technology which recognises whether an approaching train is fast or slow, and whether it is going to stop at a station. Pedestrians and cyclists often face lengthy and inconsistent waits as the alarm for approaching trains sounds for anywhere […]


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