Over 80,000 miles of Staffordshire’s roads gritted over Winter period 

Highways crews have worked around the clock throughout the winter period to keep Staffordshire’s roads safe, gritting the equivalent of 80,000 miles.  From October, 64 drivers rolled out in their gritters to treat the county’s road network when temperatures plunged and snowy spells hit.   Amongst those drivers were the Moorlands’ hill contractors, who were on […]

Improvements to new on-demand bus service announced in Shropshire

Improvements to Shropshire Council’s new on-demand bus service come into effect this month, in response to feedback from passengers. Shropshire Connect On-Demand was launched in December 2023, initially in two zones, and with plans in place to expand the service on a zone-by-zone basis. It has replaced the 544 (Shrewsbury to Lyth Hill) and 546 (Shrewsbury […]

A1 overnight resurfacing work starts tonight in Scotland

BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, will be carrying out essential surfacing improvements on three sections of the A1, with works set to get underway this evening. The project is scheduled to take place until Wednesday 1 May, between the hours of 19:30 and 06:00. No work will take place on a Saturday or Sunday. […]

National Highways pondering “accident” alternative

National Highways is exploring alternatives to the word ‘accident’ following pressure from families affected by traffic collisions, road safety groups and politicians, Fleet News is reporting. The move has come after it came under pressure to stop using the word on its public information signage, such as its overhead gantries. National Highways has previously explained that the word was […]

Wales: ‘Disturbing surge’ in roadworks rage as staff suffer abuse and intimidation

Road traffic officers in Wales have flagged a “disturbing surge” in verbal abuse and intimidation at roadworks. They’re now calling for two weeks of “caution and kindness” on the country’s roads to safeguard both workers and drivers. The Welsh Trunk Road Agents, which maintains the country’s strategic roads, and Traffic Wales, which manages the network, […]

FCC opens rulemaking to study ‘connected car stalking’

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Monday that it is launching a formal proceeding to study ways to prevent abusers from using car connectivity tools to harass domestic violence survivors. The agency said it has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking which will home in on how to make sure automakers and wireless service providers are moving […]

Valerann to showcase the benefits of data fusion on Irish motorways

Valerann is delivering their data fusion platform under the enhancing Motorway Operation Services (eMOS) programme being delivered by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and Roughan & O’Donovan-AECOM (RODA). The road analytics technology innovators have deployed the Lanternn by Valerann™ (LbV) platform to pilot the benefits of data fusion on parts of the motorway network to enhance […]

Commercial Vehicle Show 2024: Teletrac Navman spotlights fleet managers’ challenges

Teletrac Navman, providers of connected mobility platforms for industries that manage vehicle and equipment assets, will attend this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, giving industry professionals an opportunity to meet face-to-face with the brand’s experts.  A team of product experts will be on stand 5D42 for the whole duration of the event, available to discuss the full […]


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