Transport academy launched to bridge growing skills gap

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has launched a Transport Skills Academy, in an effort to close the region’s existing transport skills gap. Key projects such as HS2 and TfWM’s own £1.3bn, five-year infrastructure investment programme means there will be an unprecedented demand for skilled workers and therefore the WMCA says it wants to ensure the […]

Valerann joins NVIDIA Metropolis AI partner programme

AI traffic management and analytics solutions provider Valerann has joined the NVIDIA Metropolis partner programme focused on bringing to market a new generation of vision AI applications. The company says its Lanternn by Valerann software “elevates mission-critical roadway operations management to new heights by empowering road-traffic operators to take timely, informative, data-driven decisions.” It adds […]

Finnish Government report warns of scarcity of EV battery resources

An official thousand-page report for the Finnish Government is warning that the world does not have enough lithium and cobalt to deliver the batteries needed for future power needs. The Geological Survey of Finland Circular Economy Solutions report assessed the extra capacity required for alternative energy electrical power systems in order to completely replace fossil […]

Major delays in North Wales after key bridge closure

After the Menai Suspension Bridge between mainland Wales and Anglesey was closed for safety reasons, traffic has been badly affected by a crash near the alternative Britannia Bridge crossing. North Wales live reported that Police asked motorists to be patient in “extremely heavy” traffic. Plans have been put in place to manage traffic during the […]

TfL to continue to co-develop transport technology

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new procurement approach to co-develop innovative mobility products with the private sector. The aim is to both improve how people move around the city and potentially generate fresh revenue. TfL is now looking for three private sector partners that it can work with to co-create, scale and co-commercialise […]

Whitty joins Active Travel England’s advisory panel

England’s Chief Medical Officer Sir Chris Whitty, one of the faces of the Covid pandemic, has become one of four people appointed to Active Travel England’s new advisory panel. Working alongside West Midlands’ Mayor, Andy Street, Chair of the Office of Rail and Road, Declan Collier and Arup’s Global Transport Leader, Isabel Dedring, Sir Chris […]

SRL launches first adaptive detection haul route crossing

SRL Traffic Systems has become the first company to supply the construction sector with a mobile haul route crossing product with integrated adaptive detection technology, designed to keep road and construction traffic flowing smoothly and safely. The Haul Route PLUS (patent pending) system by the UK and RoI’s largest manufacturer and supplier of mobile intelligent […]


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