Case study: The sky’s the limit for Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council’s recent decision to migrate its on-site Confirm Asset Management Solution to a new cloud-based platform, is already paying dividends with the council reporting cost and resource savings, increased functionality and an enhanced user experience for council employees and its external community. Confirm, by Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions), is an innovative, cost-effective solution, […]

Safety driver pleads guilty in relation to driverless death

The woman acting as safety driver in an autonomous Uber involved in the first pedestrian fatality involving a driverless car has pleaded guilty to endangerment related to the case. Rafaela Vasquez was behind the wheel of the Uber when it struck and killed a pedestrian wheeling her bicycle across a road in Tempe, a suburb […]

Active travel project in East Renfrewshire has been awarded a six-figure funding boost

An active travel scheme in East Renfrewshire has been awarded £950,000 for phase two of the “A77 Active Corridor”, which includes cycleways and footway improvements. The money is being provided by the Scottish Government’s Active Travel Transformation Fund to deliver ambitious, construction-ready active travel infrastructure schemes across the country. Ross Greer, who represents the area […]

Despite currently being £6,500 short of target, Isla’s treatment is booked for the autumn as industry comes together to “give a cone a cuddle”.

The two-year-old granddaughter of LCRIG Chair and industry veteran Martin Duffy will fly to the US for potentially life-changing treatment this autumn thanks to her grandfather’s cycling skills and the fundraising efforts of the highways and transport technology industries. Isla was born with cerebral palsy and cannot sit independently, crawl or walk.  However Stem Cell […]

Drink-drive accidents reach a 12-year high

Fatalities from drink-drive crashes on Britain’s roads have reached a 12-year high, new figures show. The Department for Transport (DfT) said an estimated 260 people were killed in collisions involving a driver over the alcohol limit in 2021. That is a rise from 220 during the previous 12 months, and is the highest annual total since 2009, […]

UK drivers say foreign roads put ours to shame

An overwhelming majority of UK drivers think the roads they’ve driven on in other European countries “put the UK’s potholed-plagued streets to shame”. New RAC Europe research found as many as 72% of drivers surveyed who have experience of driving abroad think the condition of roads – such as the number and severity of potholes […]

Campaigners plan further legal challenge to Stonehenge tunnel

The campaign group Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site are close to raising £15,000 needed to launch a new legal challenge to the Government’s decision to build a tunnel under the ancient monument. The group is seeking a judicial review of the decision, and the money will pay for initial legal advice. It is part of […]

Thurrock rejects ULEZ signs in its borough

Thurrock Council has told Transport for London it will not allow it to put up any signs for the extended London Ultra Low Emissions Zone in the borough. After a court ruling on Friday, it’s been confirmed that ULEZ is being extended to neighbouring Havering and means that vehicles that do not meet the emissions […]


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