Key highways projects to get under way in Peterborough

Work to improve a busy parkway junction and several highway enhancements in the Fengate area of Peterboroug are set to get under way later this year, benefitting motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, Peterborough City Council has said. The projects, at Junction 3 of the Nene Parkway and near the future Red Brick Farm development, will take […]

Chancellor set to announce £200m funding for local roads, say reports

Reports in the national media and by motoring organisations have suggested that an extra £200 million could be provided for local road maintenance in tomorrow’s Budget. The Daily Mail reports the money represents around a 20% boost in funds to fix roads in towns, cities, and rural roads. The paper has a pothole campaign calling […]

Grid Smarter Cities helps deliver new logistics solution for the Thames

With goods transportation into central London becoming increasingly slow, difficult and expensive, the Port of London Authority and Uber Boat by Thames Clippers have announced Thames Clippers Logistics – a part of London’s Cross River Partnership’s first daily, multi-supplier, river freight along the Thames. Working with ITS kerbside management experts Grid Smarter Cities, the Port […]

Poorly performing contractors to be banned from bidding for National Highways work

National Highways’s head of procurement is warning contractors it is “extremely likely” to stringently assess the performance of suppliers on its new £30 billion major framework. Malcolm Dare told the website Construction News that National Highways has already started excluding poorly performing contractors on its existing framework from bidding for some work. “In the last […]

WATCH – elderly men riding in driverless car goes viral

A video of two elderly men’s reaction to travelling in a driverless vehicle in Arizona has gone viral. The man, who goes by the Instagram name Patriotic Kenny, is joined by his friend Jerry, for the ride. The caption of the video reads, “Riding in a self-driving car was an experience of a lifetime!” According […]

Strada Imaging releases AI ‘DeepRoad’ for automated analysis of road inspection videos

An automated system that analyses road inspection videos has been developed by Strada Imaging. DeepRoad has been developed by Strada Imaging Ltd, a Berkshire-based company. It says pavement surface inspection is seriously affected by high per kilometre costs. Equally, Right-of-way (ROW) videos get rarely analysed due to high labour costs. DeepRoad, Strada Imaging’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) […]

Industry urged to explain digital solutions to help inform DfT

The highways and traffic technology industry is being reminded to engage with the Department for Transport’s Traffic and Technology Division to help it with a new project to understand digital tools being used to deliver new technology solutions. The data-driven systems and use cases which deliver digital traffic management used by local authorities and the […]

Chancellor reminded of balancing act for logistics providers

Ahead of the budget tomorrow (Wednesday) the Chancellor has been reminded that the finer details of his statement could mean the difference between those who can, and those who struggle to stay afloat. Barney Goffer, UK Product Manager at Teletrac Navman UK has written an open message to Jeremy Hunt reminding him that, for fleet […]

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