Milton Keynes to host major self-driving vehicle trial

Milton Keynes has been selected to trial a new self-driving shuttle as part of a Europe-wide research project that’s the longest and most geographically complex of its kind. The LivingLAPT project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility and led by University College London (UCL). An autonomous shuttle uses five lidar sensors and seven cameras to create a […]

Pavement parking controls to be introduced in Edinburgh

Preparations are underway to begin enforcement against pavement parking in Edinburgh, following the introduction of new powers by the Scottish Government. A report to Transport and Environment Committee sets out a proposed approach and timescales for enforcing against pavement parking as part of new parking prohibitions being introduced. National regulations are expected to come into force on […]

New junior transport ministers confirmed in government reshuffle

Two new junior ministers have been confirmed at the Department for Transport as part of Rishi Sunak’s government reshuffle. Roads and local transport parliamentary under secretary Richard Holden has been moved to become minister without portfolio, chair of the Conservative Party, under the changes unveiled by the prime minister on Monday. New to the DfT […]

New energy efficient street lighting to be installed along A5 at Tamworth

National Highways’ biggest ever programme to replace older street lamps with more energy efficient LEDs moves to the A5 in Tamworth next week.   Across the Midlands more than 3,200 LED lights will have been installed by the end of March 2023, and by March 2027 most lighting in the region will have been upgraded, […]

National Highways completes M5 bridge restoration ahead of schedule

A major refurbishment of a bridge spanning the M5 between Cheltenham and Gloucester has been completed a month ahead of schedule. As part of a sequence of safety schemes to repair a number of M5 bridges in Gloucestershire, National Highways and principal contractors MJ Church have removed the scaffolding, waterproofed and resurfaced the Bamfurlong Lane […]

An update to the £70m traffic signals funding process on this week’s Highways Voices

Last month, the Transport Secretary Mark Harper announced £70 million of investment to deliver a raft of measures to make traffic signals more efficient, including the replacement of old equipment, a new “Green Light Fund” and new technology to better manage city centre traffic. This is being described as “the biggest investment in traffic signals in […]

DfT writing to Local Authority Chief Officers and Signals Managers about £70m funding

The next phase of the process to distribute £70 million of new money to Local Authorities to make traffic signals more efficient is underway, with letters and guidance outlining the application process sent to council Chief Officers across England. As part of the Department for Transport’s Plan for Drivers, the money is being spent on […]

ERTICO holding pre-Dubai webinar

ERTICO – ITS Europe, is hosting a webinar ‘Unlocking Commercial Opportunities: ITS World Congress 2024’, delivering what it’s calling “an invaluable source of information about the partnership and exhibition opportunities at the prestigious ITS World Congress 2024”. Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (CET Time)Register here Agenda: During this webinar, ERTICO – ITS […]

Core Highways Group invests £1m in portable traffic signal boost

Nationwide traffic management and associated highways services provider Core Highways Group, which boasts a 20-year partnership with mobile ITS provider SRL Traffic Systems, has invested more than a million pounds in 237 portable traffic light units to help facilitate the group’s growth and signal a renewed commitment to service. Consisting of Amberon, Forest Traffic Services, […]

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