Driverless’ public transport under consideration amid Northumberland development

Innovate UK has awarded £160k for a study to determine the feasibility of an autonomous, ‘driverless’ public transport system between Seaton Delaval Station and the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH) in Cramlington. The initiative, led by developer Dysart, in collaboration with Newcastle University, Milestone Transport Planning, Dromos, and Pegasus Group holds the promise of […]

Funding secured for exciting Solihull automated transport project

Solihull Council has successfully secured £300,000 to explore how a new automated transport link between Blythe Valley Business Park, near Shirley, and the new HS2 rail station in Solihull could operate in the future. The desk-based feasibility study will consider all aspects of the technology required in order to provide a safe and reliable automated […]

SNP MP demands A9 “transparency”

The Scottish Nationalist Party MP Fergus Ewing is demanding his own government hands over important documents linked to the delayed dualling of the A9. The Scottish Daily Express quotes Mr Ewing calling for more transparency over its failure to deliver the road scheme, saying it would hand over papers “if it has nothing to hide”. […]

Greater Manchester working with Google on Green Light project

Transport for Greater Manchester has teamed up with Google to use AI to improve traffic flow and reduce stop-and-go emissions.  With responsibility to install, maintain and manage traffic signals on behalf of Greater Manchester’s 10 councils, TfGM oversees a signal network that includes 2,500 sets of traffic signals.  The Green Light project brought together Googles […]

Distributing the £70 million for traffic signals on this week’s Highways Voices

This week’s Highways Voices is a must-listen if you work in the traffic signals industry, as we hear all about three new pots of money totalling £70 million to be spent on improving traffic signals across England. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts,Spotify,Amazon Music,Google PodcastsorPocket Castsand never miss an episode! In the Transport Secretary’s […]

Medway axes free parking

Medway Council in Kent has reintroduced parking charges to ten of its car parks across the area that it had removed on Mondays in an attempt to help boost trade in the area. The scheme was put in place following Medway’s budget meeting in February, but In a statement, the council explains that “unfortunately it […]

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