New on-demand bus service ready to hit the road

A new on-demand bus service is set to begin operating in late October, initially in two zones, and with plans in place to roll the service out across the county – on a zone-by-zone basis. Operated by Shropshire Council, Shropshire Connect On-Demand will replace the 544 (Shrewsbury to Lyth Hill) and 546 (Shrewsbury to Pulverbatch) […]

Driverless’ public transport option for new Cramlington development

A new study will determine the feasibility of an autonomous, ‘driverless’ public transport system between Seaton Delaval Station and the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington. Innovate UK has awarded £160,000 for the initiative, which is led by developer, Dysart, in collaboration with Newcastle University, Milestone Transport Planning, Dromos, and Pegasus Group. It holds […]

Letter goes to the Prime Minister on Future of Transport

PACTS has co-signed an ITS UK Letter to the Prime Minister on the Future of Transport PACTS, along with several prominent organisations within the UK’s transport sector, has co-signed an open letter coordinated by the ITS UK to the Prime Minister, Mr Rishi Sunak, emphasizing the urgent need for a Future of Transport Bill in […]

Driving forward changes to reduce emissions in Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute continues to lead the way in its approach to tackling the climate emergency, according to the council. At a meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee, the council’s Climate Change Board provided an update on some of the recent activity aimed at ensuring Argyll and Bute meets its Net Zero targets. A […]

Devon cabinet approves £154m transport programme

Devon County Council’s cabinet has rubberstamped its £154m Transport Capital Programme this week, which will see an ‘ambitious’ programme of rail and bus improvements, new cycle trails and road schemes across the county. The programme sets out the council’s transport infrastructure priorities for the next two years and will progress many schemes to the design […]

Support for bus lane improvements in Devon

Bus lane improvements in Barnstaple and Exeter have moved a step closer. Devon County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to advertise traffic regulation orders for a £525,000 bus lane scheme in Roundswell and a £400,000 scheme in Exeter City Centre which form part of Devon’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP). Both schemes, which will use a […]

Sutherland and Dyson JCT keynote video now available online

The extremely popular keynote session at the JCT Traffic Signals Symposium featuring behavioural scientists Rory Sutherland and Pete Dyson is now available to watch on JCT’s YouTube channel. All seven sessions at the Symposium in Nottingham were filmed thanks to the support of video sponsors AGD Systems, INRIX, Messagemaker Displays, PTV Group, Simplifai Systems, smartmicro UK and TRL Software. The extra long keynote […]

Traffic Group Signals acquires LTM Design

Temporary traffic signal technology company Traffic Group Signals has bought LTM Design, a traffic management service provider based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.  The company says this acquisition represents a strategic milestone for Traffic Group Signals as it seeks to expand its capabilities, introduce new technologies and further improve the service offering for its TM customers. […]

GM offers new connected car solution

General Motors has announced it is contributing a vehicle services definition called “uServices” to the automotive software developer community. uServices aims to standardise software interfaces to securely access vehicle systems from anywhere in a manufacturer’s vehicle ecosystem. This standardised interface and associated programming model enables efficient development of distributed software required by Software Defined Vehicles. […]

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