£20m Intelligent Traffic Management Fund process opens

Local Authorities are being invited to form consortia to apply for a share of £20 million of funding to deploy advanced technology for traffic control, using emerging technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimise traffic flow and balance traffic across wider areas. The Intelligent Traffic Management Fund (ITMF) is part of £70 […]

Local Authority CEOs receive traffic signal funding details

The Department for Transport has completed the ‘write-around’ to the Chief Executives of 100 combined and local authorities across England confirming how much each will receive from the Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant (TSOG) and Green Light Fund (GLF), as outlined in the Government’s Plan for Drivers. A total of £50 million is being distributed to […]

100 authorities share £50 million of traffic signals funding

The Department for Transport has released the list of the awards to local authorities from the £50 million of new money announced in the Plan for Drivers to make traffic signals more efficient. As part of the plan announced last October, the funding was confirmed by Secretary of State Mark Harper on 17 March, and […]

Traffic signals funding grant winners to be named in mid March

The Department for Transport is working to release the list of local authorities who have been successful in winning a share of £40 million of new money to make traffic signals more efficient during the week beginning 11 March. It was hoped the awards notices would be released by end of February, but because of […]

Darren Capes gives advice on bidding for share of £20m ITMF traffic signals funding on this week’s Highways Voices

If ever there’s a real must-listen Highways Voices, this is it, as we get a sneak preview of the guidance for the bidding for a share of the £20 million Intelligent Traffic Management Fund with Darren Capes from the Department for Transport. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an […]

Government “committed to MOT modernisation” as annual testing continues

The Government has published its response to the consultation on updating MOT testing for cars, motorbikes and vans, which confirms that the first MOT will remain at three years from registration. Every subsequent MOT will also continue to be taken once every year, which it says ensures motorists can continue to drive with peace of […]

Roads Minister releases video plugging Plan for Drivers

The Roads and Local Transport Minister Guy Opperman has posted a short video on X explaining how the Government is planning to update streetworks regulations. The consultation involves requiring at least 50% of any surplus lane rental funds to be spent on repairing potholes, raising the level of fixed penalty notices that can be issued […]

Mott MacDonald says it’s focussed on the future after DfT reappointment

Mott MacDonald has been re-appointed by UK’s Department for Transport as its Futures and Foresight Support Advisor. Mott MacDonald will continue helping the DfT embed ‘futures thinking’ into its decision-making processes. ‘Futures thinking’ is an approach that supports decision making at the strategic planning stage of projects. Projects commissioned will make use of the GO-Science Futures […]


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