ITS (UK) says farewell to Jennie Martin at 30th anniversary party

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association has celebrated 30 years of supporting better transport through technology, as it acknowledged the near 25-year contribution of retiring Secretary General Jennie Martin. At a party in London, tributes were paid to Mrs Martin, who described her greatest achievement as building a community that works for the benefit […]

Norris praises technology’s role in improving freight efficiency

The President of ITS (UK), Steve Norris, says technology has enabled a host of improvements to the freight and logistics industry, making the sector more efficient, cleaner and safer. The former Transport Minister (pictured) is stepping down as Chair of the intelligent transport society’s Freight Forum after 15 years and made a passionate address at […]

Politicians’ secrets revealed in this week’s Highways Voices

“I loved being a Minister, but not being an MP”. That’s the admission from two former transport ministers in this week’s Highways Voices podcast, which hears from Conservative Steve Norris, who served in the John Major government in the 90s, and Labour’s Stephen Ladyman, a minister under Tony Blair a decade later. Listen here. In […]

TTF launches procurement guidance at online annual conference

A guide to best practice for local authorities procuring transport systems and innovative technology will be launched today at the 2021 Transport Technology Forum conference. The three-day online event entitled “Facing Up to the Transport Challenge in 2021” will hear how the guide has been drawn on experience across a number of local authorities, details […]

Former transport minister slams LTNs

The former Transport Minister and London Mayoral Candidate Steve Norris has joined in the criticism of low traffic neighbourhoods, saying they are based on a flawed idea, punish the poorest and do the opposite of what they are supposed to do. Following publication of research in the Telegraph and elsewhere saying air quality improved in […]

Transport grandee slams low traffic neighbourhood idea

The former Transport Minister and leading industry consultant Steve Norris has criticised plans to create three low traffic neighbourhoods in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The council has published plans to “make areas of Tooting much more bike and pedestrian friendly and deter rat run traffic,” saying the changes are part of its response to […]


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