Planning policies for major rail and road infrastructure examined in new Transport Committee inquiry

The House of Commons Transport Committee is launching a new inquiry into the Government’s proposals to revise the National Networks National Policy Statement.   Secretaries of State for Transport use regulations contained in the Statement when deciding planning applications for nationally significant infrastructure projects for rail and road.  The current NNNPS was published in 2015 and […]

Clearview wins top technology prize

Highways and transport solutions provider Clearview Intelligence has won Technology Business of the Year at the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards. Given the number of cutting-edge technology companies based in the city, this is a prestigious prize which was won for the decades of technological innovation from the first automatic traffic counter in the 1970s […]

TTF conference agenda takes shape

Local authorities and national governments will discuss how technology can help them solve their road transport challenges during the two-day Transport Technology Forum Conference in Leeds next month. The event will hear details of government priorities and policies, and about the funding landscape ahead, as well as details of digital solutions, cybersecurity and collaboration.  The […]

Grid Smarter Cities describes being at the “cutting edge of common sense”

The founder of kerbside management company Grid Smarter Cities, Neil Herron, has written a blog post asking if the “humble kerb” is the “missing missing puzzle piece that unlocks the digital ecosystem needed to deliver social, environmental, and economic benefits for cities and accelerate fleet transition to EV?” “Whilst some smart city thinkers have been […]

700,000 cars could be liable for ULEZ when zone expands

Nearly 700,000 car drivers in Greater London could be liable to pay the £12.50 Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge when the scheme expands in August 2023, a freedom of information request made by the RAC suggests. It says that, as of 22 February 2023, DVLA data shows a total of 691,559 licensed cars in the […]

Construction work to start on latest phase of Cycleway 9 in west London

Transport for London and Hounslow Council have announced they will start work next Monday (27 March) on the latest section of the Cycleway 9 route in west London. Cycleway 9 is a major addition to London’s growing network of  Cycleways, enabling thousands of improved cycling journeys and improvements for those walking between Hammersmith, Chiswick, Kew, Brentford and beyond each […]

Southwark Council switches to FixMyStreet Pro for managing street fault reports from residents

Residents in the London borough of Southwark can now report street and environmental faults, such as fly-tipping, graffiti and overgrown grass, using a brand new installation of FixMyStreet Pro, built specifically for Southwark Council. Provided by SocietyWorks, the wholly owned subsidiary of long-running civic technology charity mySociety, FixMyStreet Pro offers a simple, accessible and intuitive […]

Only 25% of public willing to switch to public transport, research finds

New research from has revealed that, while 75% of the public agree that switching to greener forms of transport is very or somewhat important to tackle climate change, only around a quarter of people are willing to make the switch to walking, cycling or using public transport, to tackle the issue. Two government studies, […]

Emovis wins Montenegro tolling project

Local authorities in Montenegro have awarded tolling company Emovis with a new contract to upgrade the tolling systems in the Sozina tunnel, linking the country’s capital Podgorica with the port town of Bar The tunnel links the capital city Podgorica to the key port of Bar. The 9-month delivery project includes the renewal of the […]


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