Dame Sarah Storey backs school safety scheme in Oldham

Dame Sarah Storey OBE, the Active Travel Commissioner for Greater Manchester, has backed Oldham’s first School Street. Dame Sarah recently visited St Anne’s Primary School, Royton to see how the pilot scheme is making the roads around the school safer and healthier for pupils. Councillor Arooj Shah, Leader of Oldham Council and Chris Goodwin, Cabinet […]

Discounted bus fares introduced across Stoke-on-Trent with new affordable fares scheme

Bus passengers travelling around Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle are set to benefit from discounted ticket prices from next month. In partnership with all bus operators across the city, Stoke-on-Trent City Council is introducing a brand-new Affordable Fares scheme which will see existing fares cut by up to 50 per cent. The scheme, which will come into […]

PTV releases cloud-based real-time traffic management tool

Modelling and simulation software company PTV Group has launched a new cloud-based tool for real-time traffic management. It says PTV Flows can visualise incidents in the road network and forecast unexpected congestion up to two hours in advance, enabling cities and road authorities to proactively manage traffic flows even without access to advanced traffic management […]

Green light for extra investment in East Sussex roads

Additional investment to help improve the condition of East Sussex Roads and protect them for years ahead has been agreed by its cabinet. The decision follows months of detailed modelling of how extra investment could be most effective as more extreme weather is causing roads across England to deteriorate faster. Cabinet members unanimously approved the […]

Changes to Dart Charge process as Conduent takes over

National Highways has announces changes to the payment system for journeys across the Dartford Crossing over the River Thames. The new Dart Charge Service Provider, Conduent, will become responsible for vehicle identification, payment processing and account management. Previous supplier Emovis will continue to issue and handle enquiries for Penalty Charge Notices. National Highways says it haas undertaken […]

SRL explains its Glastonbury traffic management support

SRL has delivered its biggest integrated event solution to support the traffic management plan at this year’s Glastonbury Festival to facilitate the safe, efficient, and environmentally sustainable management of traffic to and around the Festival, minimising disruption in the surrounding area. Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of mobile ITS solutions to the traffic management and […]

Heavier electric vehicles blamed for increased number of potholes

New analysis suggests electric cars damage roads twice as much as their petrol equivalents, which could be leading to more potholes on our roads. A study by The Telegraph newspaper has found that the average electric car more than doubles the wear on road surfaces, and that there are fears that electric cars could exacerbate […]

Festival investigates huge traffic jam

The organisers of the Download Festival in the East Midlands are investigating what they call “unprecedented” congestion ahead of this year’s event. Thousands arriving at Donington Park in Leicestershire on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 June led to long delays on the M1, A50 and A453 with some people waiting seven hours to get onto […]

Driverless cars mentioned in reworking of iconic song

A reworking of the 1980s iconic song We Didn’t Start The Fire has featured driverless cars as one of the key moments in the last 30 years. The band Fall Out Boy has reworked the history-based Billy Joel song by singing about world events since the original was released in 1989. Along with everything from […]

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