Autonomous taxis: ‘Mixed Messages’ on US$470bn Market Readiness

Over the last three to four years, the driverless robotaxi industry has begun to flourish. Driverless services are coming online in multiple cities across the US and China. IDTechEx‘s recent report, “Future Automotive Technologies 2024-2034: Applications, Megatrends, Forecasts“, predicts that the driverless robotaxi industry will be generating over US$470 billion annually through services in 2034. This […]

Aberdeen low emission zone: motorists arriving by ferry urged to ‘plan ahead’

With Aberdeen’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) coming into force in June, Shetland motorists arriving by ferry are urged to check their vehicles and plan routes ahead. The zone is in line with Scottish Government policy to improve air quality. After this date, drivers of vehicles which are not compliant with regulations will face fines if […]

Scotland: Investigation works begin on A1

Overnight investigation works are scheduled on the A1 at three different locations, with slip road and carriageway closures on the nights of 14, 15 and 16 May. Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will use the closures to take core samples from defective areas of the carriageway, informing the design of future resurfacing works. The […]

Balfour Beatty: Roads scheme legal challenge  rejected

Construction can now go ahead on a Balfour Beatty road scheme worth at least £228m near Manchester after objectors withdrew their legal challenge. Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) had sought a judicial review into the A57 Link Roads project, which will create two roads near the village of Mottram, Greater Manchester, after it was approved […]

ITS UK launches 18th Annual Awards and President’s Dinner

Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), the voice of the UK’s transport technology industry, has launched the 18th Annual Awards and President’s Dinner, the leading national celebration of intelligent transport. The Awards cover the use of technology across transport – covering areas like digitalisation and digital services, sustainability, accessibility, exports and more. This year there are […]

Kansas: KC Scout restoration ‘expected to take months’ after cybersecurity attack

Restoration to Kansas City Scout services is expected to take months following a cybersecurity attack on April 25, the Kansas and Missouri departments of transportation announced Thursday. The cyberattack impacted the traffic management system’s websites, traffic cameras and message boards. “The Missouri and Kansas Department of Transportation understand this is frustrating to partners and to […]

Paul Wilson appointed Managing Director of P&D Specialist Services

Paul Wilson has been appointed Managing Director of P&D Specialist Services. He brings with him a wealth of experience and a track record of success in the power, telecommunications, and technology sectors. With a career spanning major contractors and SME companies, Paul has demonstrated his ability to lead professional services, drive project delivery, and oversee […]

Highland Council’s Committee gives green light to active travel and road safety work

Members of Highland Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee has approved a draft Active Travel Strategy 2024 – 2030 that outlines the Council’s vision to make active travel an attractive and realistic choice for more people, more often, for more of their everyday journeys.    An Active Travel Workflow document that addresses ongoing and legacy projects and […]

4,000 city streets in Glasgow set for a safer 20mph speed limit

The speed limit on almost 4,000 Glasgow streets is set to be lowered to 20mph. The proposed changes, which follow an in-depth analysis of the city’s road network, supports the National Strategy for 20mph which will see the rollout of this safer speed limit in built up areas across Scotland. With 340km of streets including […]


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