New bus services launched in Devon with improvement plan funding

A new bus service has been launched and another has had its route extended to connect more local communities in Devon. Thanks to funding awarded by the Department for Transport to our Bus Service Improvement Plan, the new X30 service has been launched from Seaton to Exeter, and the 85 from Tavistock to Barnstaple has […]

£2.86 million investment to improve West Northamptonshire’s roads

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is investing an additional £1 million for 2023/24 into its road network. The Council is also looking to invest in new technologies to help maintain the roads it is responsible for more efficiently and to a better standard. In addition to the Council’s additional investment, WNC has been awarded £1.86 million […]

Transport Scotland launches new campaign to promote bus travel

The Scottish Transport Minister Kevin Stewart has visited Galashiels Transport Interchange to mark a new partnership campaign with the bus industry. Highlighting the financial and environmental benefits, as well as the convenience of bus travel, the campaign aims to get more people to choose bus travel more often. Co-funded by the Scottish Government and Confederation […]

Looking ahead to the ITS European Congress on this week’s Highways Voices

“It’s nice to have all these companies and institutions showcasing their nice things,” says Joost Vantomme on this week’s Highways Voices podcast, “but what does the user think of that? What does the citizen think of that? There’s a lot of questions on the new technologies. How do they work? What do they promise?” The […]

Re-flow launches its State of the Infrastructure Industry Report 2023

Re-flow, the award-winning field management software provider, has released its latest report on the state of the infrastructure industry in the UK. The report sheds light on the ongoing challenges facing the industry, which encompasses a wide range of sectors including highways, traffic management, rail, and civil engineering. The report highlights how global events, such […]

IHE signs Academic-Professional Partnership Agreement with Coventry University

The Institute of Highway Engineers and Coventry University are pleased to announce that they have signed an Academic-Professional Partnership Agreement. The Institute developed this agreement to establish a closer working relationship between the IHE and Academic institutions to offer increased support and guidance for students studying Civil Engineering with a particular interest in Highways and Transportation. The IHE is […]

Longer lorries being allowed on British roads

The Government has announced longer lorries will be introduced to roads, which it says delivers on the “priority to grow the economy, boost productivity, slash road emissions, and support supply chains”. Legislation will be laid today to roll out the vehicles on British roads from 31 May. The longer lorries will be able to transport consumer […]

Nota AI installs advanced smart crosswalk solution to enhance road safety

The South Korean traffic solutions start-up Nota AI, which specialises in using Artificial Intelligence to better manage road intersections, has installed a smart crosswalk on a main road in the country to improve real-time safety for pedestrians in a busy city. To ensure safe driving practices, vehicles approaching the crossing will be instructed to reduce […]

VicOne and TomTom partner on in-car data privacy

Automotive cybersecurity solutions companyVicOne is partnering with geolocation technology firm TomTom on protecting data privacy in-vehicle through purpose-built smart cockpit cybersecurity software. They say that, focused on delivering greatly enhanced and more secure services to car users to extend their cabin experience, automotive ecosystem players are now planning to provide in-vehicle infotainment apps, for conference […]


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