First electric buses hit the road in Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport

The first new electric buses from First Bus South, operator of First Bus Solent, have entered service in Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport, ushering in the region’s first zero-emissions buses.  They are the first of 62 buses which will be rolled over the coming weeks for passengers on a range of routes. The company says the […]

ITS UK and Portsmouth welcome traffic signals funding announcement

Max Sugarman, Chief Executive of Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK) has welcomed the announcement by the Department for Transport, through the Transport Technology Forum, of the local authorities who will receive funding from the £50 million for traffic signals set out in the Plan for Drivers. Said Sugarman: “Congratulations to the many local authorities who have […]

Portsmouth Clean Air Zone goes live with Yunex Traffic technology

Portsmouth is the latest city in the UK to choose Yunex Traffic as a provider for its Clean Air Zone, using the company’s Sicore II ANPR cameras to identify and register every vehicle that enters the zone. Portsmouth City Council launched its new clean air zone (CAZ) on 29 November. Drivers of non-compliant HGVs, buses, […]

How a combined radar and CCTV solution is used in traffic data collection

Smart Video & Sensing Ltd helps Portsmouth City Council and National Highways capture traffic data and identify potential queueing traffic near the end of the M275 motorway in Hampshire, UK by deploying the smartmicroTM TRUGRD STREAM intelligent traffic radar with built-in CCTV. Here Peter Eccleson, owner of SVS explains the solution. More details about this […]

Portsmouth launches air quality consultation

The city of Portsmouth is consulting on how to implement a clean air zone, as data suggests pollution continues to exceed government limits in areas of the city. Despite a drop at the start of the Coronavirus crisis, air pollution levels have been identified to be higher than government air quality objectives along parts of […]

Portsmouth plans sustainable transport

Transport officials in Portsmouth are hoping their plans for more walking and cycling initiatives will get the go-ahead this week. The News in the city reports that a cabinet meeting will consider the local transport plan which includes bike hangars, a park and cycle system and e-scooter hire. It’s part of a 16 year local […]


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