Revised guidance issued for the £20m Intelligent Traffic Management Fund

Updated guidance has been published for the £20m Intelligent Traffic Management Fund which clarifies requirements around the assembling of consortia in ITMF applications.  It says they should: ”aim to describe as fully as possible likely consortia arrangements in their bids that will deliver innovative, practical and workable solutions that demonstrate the application of new technology […]

Glasgow’s traffic signals hit by ‘power spike’

Road-users in Glasgow have been warned to take care after a fault knocked out traffic lights in many areas.  Glasgow City Council said that a “power spike” in the early hours of Sunday morning had affected sets of lights “across the city”, posing a danger at junctions and on the roads.  Around 70 sets of traffic […]

£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 […]

Green light for a fourth, white light

The world of research into autonomous vehicles has thrown up a fascinating new approach to traffic management with a “white light” being proposed to reduce congestion, according to Cosmos magazine. A modelling study conducted by the North Carolina State University (NCSU) was based on how autonomous vehicles (AVs) could communicate with each other. The researchers believe  that adding a […]

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 […]

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 […]

James Smart joins Traffic Group Signals to elevate innovation and excellence in traffic management

With experience in the traffic management industry spanning more than 10 years, James Smart’s move to Traffic Group Signals marks a defining moment in his career. In the role of Control Systems Engineer, James’ primary focus is on designing new temporary traffic signalling schemes, using Traffic Group Signals’ ground-breaking software platform Signal Studio. Also integral to James’s […]

ARTSM publishes new portable signals guidance

The Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management has issued new guidance for Portable Signals, with amendments to its previous version. Guidance for Portable Signals has been updated to Edition 1.1 with the new version available here. Among the changes are the removal of reference to sign 7011.2 for crossings within works and removal of […]

New signals identification number named after industry legend

A new national numbering scheme for traffic signal controllers will be called the “Simmonite Number”, in honour of one of the pioneers of traffic signal control in the UK, Brian Simmonite. The new numbering system is part of the Digital Controller Interface Specification (DCIS) and will be named in honour of founder of signals consultancy […]


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