Several partners working together to make the roads safer in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council and its partners have set out a vision for safer roads, prioritising people rather than vehicles in the city. The partnership includes Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Director of Transport for West Midlands and theregional Cycling and Walking Commissioner.  Chief Inspector Rebecca Barnsley, from the […]

Liverpool City Council seeks views on major new active travel route

A public consultation has launched this week on a major new active travel route in the city. Liverpool City Council is asking the public for their feedback on the proposed active travel route, which would run for approximately 8km from Childwall through Wavertree and into the city centre. This new route, which would provide access […]

Galliford Try enters early contractor involvement for junction 10, M5 work

Galliford Try has entered into an early contractor involvement agreement with Gloucestershire County Council to design proposed improvements to junction 10 of the M5 motorway near Cheltenham. The scheme, which is subject to planning approval, is being funded through a £249m award from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. It would involve building two new slip […]

Galliford Try’s growing Highways business rebrands to Infrastructure

Galliford Try has announced that its highways business has rebranded as Galliford Try Infrastructure, reflecting the advancement of its strategic priorities. Under the leadership of Managing Director David Lowery, the business has developed a high performing capability in the highways sector, enabling it to provide a broad value proposition in its adjacent markets. Galliford Try […]

TfL “disaster planning” over ULEZ expansion

Transport for London is reported to be looking at four different scenarios for how legal action against the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone might affect its plans to introduce the restrictions across the whole of the capital. London’s Evening Standard reports that it is “disaster planning” four possible outcomes from the legal […]

Aimsun launches digital mobility solutions

Digital mobility tech company Aimsun has announced it is transitioning its focus from software delivery to outcome-based solutions. Aimsun is launching a full suite of digital mobility solutions, packaging its classic transport simulation software with data management and analytics, artificial intelligence, and services. The company has created five standard solutions to answer the most typical […]

Fully funded places for local councils at Transport + Energy Forum

The Transport + Energy Forum will be offering local authority representatives the opportunity to apply for a fully funded place for the conference in November. The event, which is taking place on 16th November at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, brings together over 200 transport and energy leaders, including some of the most compelling speakers […]

Mercedes-Benz uses ChatGPT for in-car voice control upgrade

Mercedes-Benz is expanding the use of artificial intelligence and integrating it into the voice control of its vehicles. It says that, by adding ChatGPT, voice control via the MBUX Voice Assistant’s Hey Mercedes will become even more intuitive. An optional beta programme will start June 16, 2023 in the U.S. for over 900.000 vehicles equipped […]

Road surface improvements to get underway on A174 in Tees Valley

National Highways is resurfacing a stretch of the A174 near Middlesbrough. The A174 eastbound, between its junctions with the A19 and the B1365 Blue Bell Interchange will undergo the improvements from Sunday 2 July. National Highways Project Manager Michael Morgan said: “Drivers will notice considerable improvements with smoother and safer journeys once this work has […]

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