Pioneering technology bridges blind transport divide

Navigating transport hubs can be difficult for blind and visually impaired passengers, but advances in technology promise to revolutionise people’s lives, according to the University of Birmingham. In today’s busy society, transport is more than just a convenient means of getting from A to B. It is a lifeblood that drives human coexistence through many […]

Positive feedback on Aberdeenshire Council Local Transport Strategy Consultation

Aberdeenshire Council has reported positive feedback from more than 1,500 residents who have engaged in its Local Transport Strategy consultation. More than 900 ‘theme’ paper downloads via the council’s innovative consultation process which asks residents to consider papers on a wide range of transport topics such as low emission vehicles, public transport and active travel. […]

New 20mph speed limit in Bridgend aims to boost road safety

As communities across Wales prepare for the introduction of a new 20mph speed limit on 17 September, Bridgend County Borough Council has revealed which local roads the authority believes should feature exemptions from the change. Part of a Welsh Government initiative to improve road safety across Wales, the speed limit change is designed to reduce […]

Telent contracts with EarthSense for ITS air quality services

The air quality specialist EarthSense has announced it’ll will be supplying Telent Technology Services with its Zephyr® air quality monitors and provide data for Telent’s intelligent transport system, the Optima Hub. It says the data will inform decisions around transport infrastructure so that pollution can be reduced. The network of EarthSense monitors will be installed […]

JustPark and Parkopedia partner on parking data in the UK

Two global parking technology companies, Parkopedia and JustPark are partnering to provide motorists across the UK with what they say will be an easier and more complete way to find, book and pay for parking. Parkopedia’s platform, which enables connected car drivers to search for convenient local parking, now hosts JustPark’s available parking locations, enabling […]

TomTom and StreetLight partner to deliver transportation data and insights worldwide

Location technology company TomTom has partnered with Jacobs subsidiary StreetLight Data, which is a Big Data company providing insights into how people, goods, and services move. This partnership includes incorporating TomTom’s global data into StreetLight’s growing line of cloud-based products that support transport professionals with the most critical analytics, for any road and any mode. […]

Wheels in motion for highways improvement programme in Rochdale

Over 60 roads across the borough of Rochdale are being repaired as a major road improvement scheme gets underway. Areas across each township are being treated, with 64 roads, selected using detailed condition data, targeted over the next four weeks as part of the summer micro asphalt programme. The programme involves the filling in of any […]

Lawyer stresses need for warning signs in ULEZ area

The lawyer known as “Mr Loophole” is warning Transport for London that drivers will have grounds to challenge ULEZ fines if they are spotted on roads without warning signs. Nick Freeman, who got the nickname after getting well known figures off driving charges, has told the Daily Telegraph that a lack of warning signs on […]

New DfT statistics show the scale of speeding on Britain’s roads

New research by the Department for Transport shows that in 2022, under free-flowing traffic conditions, 50% of car drivers exceeded the speed limit on 30mph roads compared to 45% on motorways and 11% on national speed limit single carriageway roads. It’s found that, overall, speed limit compliance in 2022 was slightly higher than 2021, where […]

Highways staff in Tameside encourage men to open up about domestic abuse

Tameside Council highways maintenance staff are getting behind a campaign encourage male victims of domestic abuse to seek support. One in six men experience domestic abuse – but they are far more likely than women to keep it a secret. Last year only 113 males accessed domestic abuse support in Tameside compared to 1224 females. […]

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