Innovation Festival offers delegates real-world connected demonstration

For the first time, visitors to a major road industry event will have the opportunity to receive virtual messages in their own vehicles, and not just in test vehicles on tracks. The Transport Technology Forum is undertaking a series of connected vehicle demonstrations at the LCRIG Innovation Festival on the 4 and 5 July, which […]

Record-breaking JCT Symposium fills exhibition and programme

The popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium has announced its programme has been filled at the earliest time of year ever, while the event’s exhibition space is almost sold out with only room to squeeze in two more stands. The event brings together traffic management and control professionals from the public and private sector for a […]

A9 announcement now expected in the autumn

Scotland’s First Minister has told the country’s parliament that a delay in an announcement on plans for dualling the A9 is because of the appointment of a new transport team. This week Mairi McAllan had transport added to her cabinet-level portfolio and Fiona Hyslop was appointed Transport Minister. Responding to Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross’s […]

Study calls for more real-world tests of speed reduction for environmental reasons

While reducing motorway speed limits has potential to improve air quality, further studies are needed to understand how drivers respond to these schemes, according to a policy report released by the University of Birmingham. Researchers in the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded TRANSITION Clean Air Network and West Midlands Air Quality Improvement Programme (WM-Air) reviewed […]

New data shows continued improvement in Leeds air quality

Levels of air pollution in Leeds have not returned to pre-pandemic levels and continue their long-term decline as a result of citywide action, new air quality data published by Leeds City Council on Clean Air Day confirms. The council says changing travel behaviours, a faster than average transition to plug-in vehicles, and major highways improvements […]

National Highways awards up to £3 million to increase tree planting

National Highways has awarded nearly £3 million to a nursery in West Sussex to secure its future pipeline of young trees for planting across the country. The government company is taking the innovative approach of buying and growing its own stocks of native trees as part of its commitment to plant an additional three million […]

South Lancaster transport proposals re-evaluated

A decision has been made to suspend further work on the proposed South Lancaster to M6 transport project and to re-evaluate the proposals. The decision by partners Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City Council and Homes England is put down to increasing costs driven by construction inflation in recent years, which have increased the pressures on […]

Wales spending £46m protecting bus services

The majority of bus services in Wales will be protected thanks to a new transitional scheme announced by the Welsh Government. Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters is publishing details of the Bus Transition Fund in a joint statement with the WLGA and bus operators. The Deputy Minister with responsibility for transport confirmed the fund […]

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