PTV Optima extension: York tackles traffic with Real-Time Signal optimisation

PTV Group, part of Umovity, has implemented an expansion of its real-time traffic management software PTV Optima in the City of York. Traffic managers can now analyse and implement traffic signal strategies in real-time resulting in fewer jams, lower emissions, and improvements to journey times of up to 8% in the peaks. The traffic management […]

ITS World Congress 2025 announces xonference theme and Board of Directors chair

ITS World Congress 2025, the largest gathering of intelligent transportation system professionals in the world will be heading to Atlanta, Georgia from 24-28 August 2025, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event, hosted in partnership with ITS America and produced by RX, is pleased to announce that the theme will be “Deploying Today, Empowering […]

More criticism for the Dart Charge

New changes with how to pay the Dartford Crossing toll on the Dart Charge website has sparked backlash from News Shopper readers. Many customers were unable to access the site following a maintenance period and make payments for their journeys over the Dartford Crossing, according to News Shopper. As the deadline for payment approached, drivers became concerned […]

Half-ton electric bike poses latest threat to London pedestrians

Thousands of half-ton electric cargo bikes that look like “small articulated trucks” are set to arrive in London next year despite concerns over public safety. Campaigners have warned that the vehicles, which will weigh up to 650kg when fully loaded, could lead to a rise in injuries among pedestrians, says The Daily Telegraph. The ePack vehicle, […]

A14 near Newmarket closed after flooding

The A14, near Newmarket, is set for a series of overnight closures, starting today (10 June), to safely remove emergency flood water pumps. The A14 has experienced issues with flooding since the start of March following significant heavy rainfall. In all, 15 million litres of water has been pumped from the road near junction 37 over the last […]

Messagemaker Displays supplies bespoke tunnel signage for TfL

Messagemaker Displays Ltd. has supplied a bespoke retrofit LED Tunnel LaneControl Signal (TLCS) sign solution to meet the Transport for London (TfL)specification. The TLCS signs, installed in the Fore Street Tunnel in north London,were designed to be easy and swift to install, allowing the replacement work to becompleted in just one night. The TLCS signs […]

TfL and Yunex complete upgrade to London’s traffic signal system

TfL, working with Yunex Traffic Limited, has successfully transferred its ageing traffic signal system to the cloud-based Real Time Optimiser (RTO) system. This world-leading upgrade to London’s road network management enables improved journey times, traffic flows and responses to incidents, as well as improved data on journey demand and road network patterns. This will help inform […]

Highways UK Awards: Nominations for Excellence close in a month

There is only one month remaining to nominate your peers for the Highways UK Excellence Awards. You can help celebrate quality and excellence in the highways industry by nominating projects, partnerships and teams up until July 5th. The offer to get 10% off all awards tables remains valid until nominations close. The award categories for 2024 are: • Associate […]


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