Road repairs in Rochdale on track after highway repairs brought back under council control

Rochdale Borough Council has made major improvements to its pothole-filling performance since taking back control of the service, latest figures reveal. Earlier this year routine highway maintenance work was returned to the management of the council, which has made it easier to react more quickly to requests. New specialist equipment has also been bought to […]

Ten new pedestrian crossings for safer city roads in Brighton & Hove

Improving road safety is on the agenda when members of the Brighton & Hove City Council Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) committee meet next week.  Councillors will be asked to approve a priority list of ten new pedestrian crossings around Brighton & Hove identified through our Pedestrian Crossing Priority Programme. This is reviewed annually and assesses […]

Peterborough awarded over £1.6million towards Active Travel Schemes

Peterborough City Council has had a number of schemes funded by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority with the opportunity to make it easier for residents to walk, cycle and become much more active as they sustainably travel about the city. Over £1.6million in funding has been awarded by the Combined Authority. Fengate will see […]

Digital Local Roads report to be discussed at ADEPT conference

Delegates at the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport autumn conference in Leeds next week will get a chance to hear more about and discuss ideas for better using technology on local roads, as the Digital Local Roads report is discussed. Digital Roads is a broad concept encompassing increased use of information […]

Driverless innovators Ohmio in European expansion

Australian-New Zealand self-driving bus shuttle manufacturer Ohmio Automotion Ltd is to open a European office. After winning a key contract with national railway company CFL, Ohmio will base itself in Luxembourg as it addresses the growing demand for autonomous vehicles in Europe. The Luxembourg railway operator initially launched an international call for tenders for self-driving […]

ITS World Congress team urge UK to back the bid

The team at Transport for West Midlands who’re working to bring the major ITS World Congress 2027 to Birmingham are urging UK consultants, suppliers and academics to back their bid by writing letters of support to the overall organisers ERTICO. The event takes place under European jurisdiction every three years. It was held in Hamburg […]

ITS (UK) shares long-term strategy

The country’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association, ITS (UK), is committing to deliver thought leadership, collaboration and international outreach, as it publishes its future strategy for the organisation. In its Strategic Plan, the Society also details plans to increase its membership, support skills development and ensure equality, diversity and inclusion. The document is published to […]

Emerging regulation for self-driving vehicles examined by Transport Committee

The Transport Committee is to continue its inquiry into self-driving vehicles (SDVs) next week by examining the planned regulatory framework that is being developed around their everyday use. The cross-party Committee will question experts on issues around how SDVs interact with pedestrians and other road users, their safety and security, and public perception of them.  […]

Mott MacDonald appoints Thomas Knight as transport development director, UK and Europe

Mott MacDonald has appointed Thomas Knight as development director for its UK and Europe transport business. The company says that in his new role, he will “focus on bringing technical excellence to clients, supporting the consultancy’s account leadership programme and external client engagement”. Knight (pictured) brings broad experience and skills to this key strategic role […]


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