National Highways trials AI to ease roadwork problems

After inviting proposals last year and then producing a shortlist, National Highways has chosen three proposals that use technology to minimise the traffic disruption caused by roadworks. All three winning ideas use artificial intelligence (AI). They each get up to £60,000 to trial their ideas on the roads. They are among the proposals that were shortlisted in […]

Transport Secretary announces further measures to improve transport connectivity across the UK

Work on road improvements and rail upgrades will boost business and improve connectivity across the UK, Transport Secretary Mark Harper announced today (7 December 2023) in his response to Lord Hendy’s Union connectivity review. Projects in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will explore options to improve transport links that strengthen connections across communities and the UK, helping […]

TTF publishes proposals to use technology to improve kerbside management

Managing the kerbside may not always get the attention it deserves but it is an essential part of a digital road network. A new report has been published into how digitalisation could improve management and data integration of the kerbside. The research pre-dates the Government’s announcement to provide the full National Parking Platform – which […]

State of accessible transport is ‘unjust and unacceptable’, says report

The current state of accessible transport is “unjust and unacceptable”, and the government’s efforts to offer “equal access for disabled people” by 2030 have “stalled”, according to a major new report. Are We There Yet?, released this week by the disabled people’s organisation (DPO) Transport for All, shows that access barriers are “rife” across every […]

UK Government spends £8m on improving A75 in Scotland

The transport secretary has announced new measures to better connect Scotland including plans for improvements to the A75 between Gretna and Stranraer. The money, announced by Transport Secretary Mark Harper is in response to Lord Peter Hendy’s Union Connectivity Review. It includes £8m to the Scottish Government to support their business case development for the […]

Glynn Barton moves to buses as Clare Mann appointed TfL COO

Popular Transport for London director Glynn Barton is leaving his role as acting Chief Operating Officer as the organisation brings in Claire Mann, current Managing Director of South Western Railway, who will join TfL in the role next March. Mr Barton has been in the temporary role for just over a year. Before that he […]


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