Sunak fails to confirm 2030 petrol and diesel ban will go ahead

The Prime Minister has talked of tackling the climate crisis in a “proportionate and pragmatic” way as he refused to confirm that the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel vehicle sales will go ahead. The Daily Telegraph quotes Rishi Sunak as saying: “Of course net zero is important to me. “So yes we’re going to […]

Messagemaker delivers VMS to support Stena Line’s traffic control

LED signage company Messagemaker Displays Ltd has supplied two Mobile Variable Message Sign Trailers and two Mobile VMS Tower Units to international ferry company, Stena Line. The LED signage, which can be used to display clear messages with real time updates, were implemented to help organise on-site port traffic at two of Stena Line’s ports […]

Legendary author accuses Met Police of acting like the Stasi over speeding ticket

The veteran writer and former spy Frederick Forsyth has accused London’s Metropolitan Police of “hounding an old codger” over speeding ticket “rather than solving burglaries”. The Evening Standard newspaper reports The Day of the Jackal author was caught by a speed camera on the A40 in October and says he paid a fine for driving […]

A12 improvement in Essex moves a step forward

National Highways says “transformative” plans to radically improve the A12 between Chelmsford and Colchester have moved a step closer following the end of the six-month examination period. The evidence gathered – which has come from a variety of interested parties including the public and local authorities – will now be considered by the Examining Authority […]

Re-flow highlights “what is field management”

Field management software company for highways and traffic management, Re-flow, has returned with the second episode of the podcast, The Conversation. Last time, founders Mike Saunders and Lee Wade took listeners on an insightful look into Re-flow’s past. Now that the company’s history and ethos has been established, the team tackles the second most important […]

First phase of ground investigations to get underway at A83 Rest and Be Thankful

Preparations for work to reduce the risk of landslips at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll and Bute is getting underway, with a ground investigation providing a detailed geotechnical understanding of the ground conditions, this being essential to inform the detailed design and construction of the first phase of the Old Military Road […]

ULEZ scrappage scheme to begin on 31 July

Transport for London’s Commissioner Andy Lord has confirmed a scrappage scheme for vehicles affected by the expansion of the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone will begin on Monday 31 July. In his commissioner’s report published ahead of today’s TfL board meeting (July 25), Mr Lord has given the date when the additional support will be […]

PTV Group delivers real-time data analytics to improve traffic in Paris

The Paris region highway authority has adopted technology from modelling firm PTV to enhance traffic management on one of Europe’s busiest networks following a public invitation to tender. The aim of the contract is to supply real-time speed data derived from the GPS location of vehicles travelling on the road network managed by DiRIF (Direction […]

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