Board of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority moves forward key transport projects

The Board of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has given the green light to several key recommendations from the Transport & Infrastructure Committee. One of its priorities is the Wisbech Rail scheme where the Board approved the drawdown of £80,000 from the Medium-Term Financial Plan to develop an Options Assessment Report. The Options Assessment […]

Councils prepare for deep freeze with 1.4 million tonnes of salt at the ready

Councils are preparing for a period of plummeting temperatures, with 1.4 million tonnes of salt stockpiled across the country ready to treat icy roads and pavements. The Local Government Association’s (LGA) annual weather resilience survey found that on average local areas had eight gritting lorries as well as quad bikes, tractors and snow blowers on […]

North and West Norfolk first to benefit from increased bus services

The first bus services in Norfolk to benefit from funding secured from the Department for Transport are in operation. The Coastliner 36 service, operated by Lynx, will continue to run its summer timetable throughout the winter months. This means that on Sundays and Public Holidays there will be an hourly service running from King’s Lynn […]

EVs take largest share of new car sales

The UK new car market grew 23.5% in November to 142,889 registered units in the fourth consecutive month of year-on-year growth, with newly registered battery electric vehicles up 35.2% to represent more than one in five new cars. New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show the growth delivered the best total […]

Enforcement expert Collins takes on new role with Acusensus

One of the UK’s pioneers of average speed camera technology, Geoff Collins, has taken on a new role with Australian AI camera technology company Acusensus. As General Manager, UK, he will lead the company’s expansion into the UK market, bringing tried-and-tested technology enabled solutions to detect, among other things, people illegally using mobile phones at […]

A9 dualling “challenging” – Minister

Scottish Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth says turning the A9 into a dual carriageway by 2025 remains “challenging” as pressure mounts on the Scottish Government to deliver rapid improvements over rising road deaths. 13 people have died on the 112-mile stretch between Perth and Inverness since July, which is the section due to be dualled. The […]

Valerann remotely deploys advanced traffic management system in Chile

Advanced traffic monitoring and data analytics company Valerann has successfully completed a fully remote deployment of its flagship platform, Lanternn by Valerann™ on the Costa Arauco motorway in Chile. It partnered with Openvia Mobility on the project. Valerann says it believes this to be the first of its kind and “revolutionises” the mobility sector and […]

Pothole problem continues to damage cars as AA warns drivers of crumbling roads

Following on from the Highways Voices podcast on protecting and preserving the network, Richard Ashton, Market Development Manager for the Bitumen division of TotalEnergies Marketing UK has written this post for Highways News: The AA recently released a warning to drivers to beware of the road surfaces lurking underneath standing water as it attended an […]

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