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A-Plant wins events contract

05/07/2013

A-Plant Lux has been awarded a three-year contract to supply traffic management and operatives to Plymouth City Council for events work.

Changes at TMCA

06/01/2014

The Traffic Management Contractors Association (TMCA) has appointed Grahame Beswick from HW Martin as its new chairman.

Last chance to pre-register for Intertraffic

14/03/2014

Visitors to Intertraffic Amsterdam ­– the international trade fair for infrastructure, ITS traffic management, safety and parking – can pre-register free of charge until next Tuesday (18 March).  

New generation of controllers for traffic management from Siemens

27/03/2014

New software that helps reduce downtime and increase road safety has been unveiled by Siemens at Intertraffic.

Chevron to provide traffic management in Area 9

07/05/2014

Chevron has been awarded a five-year contract to provide traffic management services on the Highways Agency Area 9 asset support contract (ASC).

Swarco acquires British traffic group APT

09/05/2014

Traffic technology group Swarco has acquired the APT group of companies, creating one of the largest traffic and parking management systems businesses in Europe.

TMCA to take part in Seeing is Believing

17/06/2014

The Traffic Management Contractors Association (TMCA) will be demonstrating ways of eliminating carriageway crossings at this year’s Seeing is Believing.

Chevron to provide traffic management on smart motorway project

16/07/2014

Chevron will provide traffic management on the M60 and M62 smart motorway project after winning a contract worth £6.6 million over the next two years.

Amey puts traffic management vehicles into operation

22/08/2014

Amey has put a fleet of six new traffic management vehicles into operation on its contracts with the Highways Agency.

Less than four weeks to go before Intertraffic Amsterdam

07/03/2016

Intertraffic Amsterdam – the international trade fair for infrastructure, ITS traffic management, safety and parking – is less than a month away.

A-Plant secures contract with Kier

31/05/2016

A-Plant Lux Traffic Control & Management will provide traffic management equipment to Kier after winning a five-year framework agreement with the company.

H W Martin buys King Group

22/06/2016

H W Martin has acquired the King Vehicle Engineering Group for an undisclosed sum.

Blakedale adds multi-camera system to safety vehicles

24/08/2016

Blakedale has reinforced its commitment to road safety by installing a fully recordable multi-camera system as standard to all new 7.5 tonne traffic management and 18 tonne crash cushion (impact protection) vehicles. 

SHB Hire Ltd acquires Acklea

02/11/2016

Specialist vehicle hire and management company SHB Hire Ltd has acquired traffic management equipment supplier Acklea. 

HTMA in road worker safety plea

09/12/2016

The executive director of the Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) has called on the sector to do more to improve road worker safety.

“Innovative” motorway solution begins testing near Warrington

10/11/2017

Tests have begun on what Highways England is calling an innovative pilot project designed to reduce congestion along the M62 near Warrington in Cheshire. Highways

Leeds releases Clean Air Zone plans with equality in mind

08/01/2018

Leeds City Council has put forward plans to cut air pollution through a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) that excludes private cars.

I get knocked down...bollard get up again

16/02/2018

A frequently AWOL concrete bollard in a Lancashire city is in line for a local business award after becoming a social media star.

Burnham asks public to make changes under 'Congestion Deal'

28/03/2018

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has floated the idea of a high occupancy vehicle lane as part of a ‘Congestion Deal’ .

MSP seeks default 20mph limit across Scotland

30/04/2018

A Green Party Member of the Scottish Parliament has pledged to take forward a bill that would cut the default speed limit for built-up areas across the country to 20mph.

Highways England reviewing use of variable speed limits

30/04/2018

Highways England is carrying out a ‘comprehensive review’ of variable speed limits on motorways but has defended its practice of implementing restrictions before drivers hit congestion.

Analysis: Of speed and its limits

02/05/2018

Highways received a briefing on Highways England's attempts to refine its variable speed limit system.

'Not very joined up': MPs and transport chiefs slam pollution plan

24/05/2018

Senior politicians and transport experts have criticised the Government’s latest clean air strategy for what they saw as a failure to tackle emissions from transport.

Talking Transport podcast prepares for the big events

30/05/2018

This week's Talking Transport podcast, brought to by our sister site SMART Highways, discusses two forthcoming major events for the ITS sector; one on each side of the Atlantic and neither to be missed.

Talking Transport podcast prepares for the big events

30/05/2018

This week's Talking Transport podcast, brought to by our sister site SMART Highways, discusses two forthcoming major events for the ITS sector; one on each side of the Atlantic and neither to be missed.

Car pollution costs health services £6bn a year, study reveals

06/06/2018

Pollution from cars and vans costs £6bn per year in ‘health damages’, new research has revealed.

Khan confirms 2021 ULEZ expansion

08/06/2018

London mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that his Ultra- Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded up to the North and South Circular roads from autumn 2021.

City leaders want 2030 petrol and diesel ban

18/06/2018

A cross-party alliance of English and Welsh city leaders has called on ministers to bring the ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles forward by 10 years.

Birmingham to get tough with Clean Air Zone charging

21/06/2018

Birmingham City Council has announced plans for one of the toughest possible charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) systems, which will include private diesel and petrol cars.

Reading seeks to curb traffic as growth fuels pollution

09/07/2018

Reading Borough Council is proposing a raft of measures to tackle congestion and air pollution, including a possible workplace parking levy.

'Road to Zero' plan could see charge points in new homes and street lights

09/07/2018

New housing and commercial buildings and all new street lights could have charging points installed in them under an aspirational £450m government plan to boost ultra low emission vehicles.

New INRIX platform aims to tackle 'very local' AV challenge

19/07/2018

INRIX has announced a new platform that will allow authorities to communicate traffic rules to connected and autonomous vehicles, which could in turn provide information about the condition of the highway.

Former top civil servant calls for common platform for traffic management

07/08/2018

A leading expert in traffic management has highlighted the importance of getting more data, including traffic speed data, onto a common network management platform.

Bad directions? Concerns raised over Govt traffic management guidance

29/08/2018

Dominic Browne reports on delays and safety critical concerns within the sector regarding traffic management guidance documents released by the Department for Transport.

Manchester top of the wrong table

10/09/2018

Manchester has come top of a new table of the most congested English areas outside London.

DfT consults on green number plates to improve ULEV take-up

10/09/2018

Ultra-low emission vehicles could be fitted with green number plates under Government plans to promote their take-up.

Bristol edges slowly towards congestion charges

03/10/2018

Bristol City Council has published a draft transport strategy that includes a mass transit scheme, as well as possible congestion and workplace parking charges.

Leeds aims to cushion impact of Clean Air Zone

10/10/2018

Leeds City Council has outlined its final plans for a Clean Air Zone to help cut pollution in the city, which will see buses, coaches and HGVs charged £50 a day.

Councils net £42m a year in bus lane fines

15/11/2018

Town hall chiefs have hit back at a report saying councils collected nearly £42m in penalties last year from motorists caught driving in bus lanes.

London penalty charge notices up 10%

14/11/2018

The number of penalty charge notices issued by London’s highway authorities rose by 10% during the last financial year.

Defra backs Nottingham pollution plan but warns tardy councils

04/12/2018

Ministers have approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in the city centre but other key councils have missed the latest Government deadline.

New membership for leading traffic management group

20/12/2018

The Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM) has added two new classes of membership, as part of efforts to raise the influence of the group and support the wider sector.

£500k up for grabs in local transport data competition

20/12/2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a £500,000 competition focused on opening up local authority parking and traffic management data.

Attorney General backs mother over girl's pollution-linked death

11/01/2019

The Attorney General has cleared the way for a new inquest in the case of a nine-year-old girl whose death has been linked to illegal levels of air pollution.

Whitehall launches ‘ambitious’ clean air strategy

14/01/2019

The Government’s new clean air strategy aims to cut the costs of air pollution to society by nearly £2bn every year by 2020, although critics have warned that it lacks detail.

Welsh Government signs up to Elgin

16/01/2019

The Welsh Government has adopted the Elgin roadworks pro traffic disruptions product, designed to improve planning, monitoring and communication of road and street works across the country.

Coffey ‘astonished’ at Bristol air pollution delay

24/01/2019

Environment minister Therese Coffey has threatened Bristol mayor Marvin Rees with legal action if he does not meet new deadlines for a plan to tackle air pollution in the city.

Virtual, variable, invaluable: Rennicks conquers Sussex

28/01/2019

Rennicks UK’s Virtual Journey Time technology has proved ‘invaluable’ on a major road maintenance project, according to a contractor on the scheme.

Norman hails ‘Burkean moment’ in transport

04/02/2019

Transport minister Jesse Norman has warned that ‘we have no time to lose’ as emerging technologies bring the chance to mitigate the mixed legacy of the 20th century motoring boom.

Solution to £8bn cost of congestion 'needs to come from city halls'

12/02/2019

Drivers in the UK lost an average of 178 hours a year due to congestion in 2018, costing £7.9bn, according to the latest data from INRIX.

Bristol council misses second clean air plan deadline

22/02/2019

Bristol City Council has missed its second deadline for publishing its clean air plan due to concerns it would have an ‘adverse impact’ on low income groups.

Public Health England moots road pricing to tackle pollution

13/03/2019

Low emission zones and road pricing deliver the highest public health benefit of transport interventions aimed at tackling the effects of air pollution, the Government’s own advisers have said.

Traffic Signs Manual: Signs of improvement

20/03/2019

As the Department for Transport publishes most of the long-awaited revision of the Traffic Signs Manual, Simon Morgan of Buchanan Computing and chair of the Institute of Highway Engineers Traffic Signs Panel gives readers chapter and verse.

Invisible filters

28/03/2019

Traffex event partner Siemens discusses its major focus on air quality and enforcement in the light of pollution and policy drivers.

Watch out for the Scorpion at Traffex

28/03/2019

Road safety vehicle specialist Blakedale will showcase the best of its self-drive traffic management fleet of vehicles at Traffex next week, including a ‘revolutionary’ crash cushion.

SEA to launch new traffic enforcement system

28/03/2019

Software and transport systems development specialist SEA is to launch new ROADflow Fusion traffic enforcement system at Parkex 2019.

Smart money funds expansion and founder's exit

13/05/2019

Total Resources UK has secured an £8m investment to help expand its depot network and buy out one of its founders.

Cameras to be used for red X enforcement, three years on

16/05/2019

The Government has approved the use of gantry mounted cameras to fine drivers for ignoring red X signs on smart motorways, more than three years after Highways England said it wanted the law changed.

Coventry ordered to implement Clean Air Zone

21/05/2019

Coventry City Council has accused the Government of using ‘heavy handed’ tactics after it was ordered to implement a Clean Air Zone.

Consortium to build £1bn Silvertown Tunnel under private finance deal

30/05/2019

Transport for London has named the Riverlinx consortium as the preferred bidder to build a new tunnel under the Thames in East London.

Traffic management looks forward to new dawn

19/06/2019

New national guidance on traffic management is due to be released in the new few weeks, Highways understands, as this specialism undergoes a 'revolution'.

Comment: The customer is king of the road

22/07/2019

Gary Moore, general manager for CTM & Clancy Plant, discusses the changing world of road works against a backdrop of increasing public engagement and technological change.

Highways England and Network Rail 'should do more on pollution'

01/08/2019

City region transport bosses have called on ministers to make ‘five practical policy changes’ to help them improve air quality, including requiring government transport bodies to do more.

Networks run the world: ADEPT puts traffic management in control

22/08/2019

The inaugural National Traffic Managers' Conference from council directors' body ADEPT is taking place on 3 October this year at Welford Road Stadium, home of the Leicester Tigers. Just as wider social, economic and technological changes play into their hands, ADEPT is leading traffic management out of the wings to take centre stage.

Report finds a way through TRO landscape to help cut jams

02/09/2019

An alliance of councils and mapping experts is playing a key role in Government plans to open up data around Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to help cut jams caused by roadworks.

ULEZ success makes £26m hole in TfL income

19/09/2019

Compliance with London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has continued to improve over the summer, resulting in millions of pounds of lost income for Transport for London (TfL).

Oxfordshire councils launch ‘bold’ plans for tackling congestion

19/09/2019

Local authorities in Oxfordshire have announced new plans for reducing congestion on all major routes into Oxford.

Hertfordshire plans to charge A10 drivers in pollution push

17/09/2019

Two councils in Hertfordshire are set to bring in a charging Clean Air Zone to tackle pollution on a major A road.

Councils urged to fine idling drivers

07/10/2019

Seven out of ten 10 drivers want to see councils doing more to tackle motorists who leave their engines running when parked, according to the RAC.

TfWM lobbies for moving traffic enforcement pilot

08/10/2019

Transport for West Midlands has put together plans to run a pilot using powers to enforce against moving traffic offences in partnership with the local police.

DfT 'considers' handing moving traffic enforcement to councils?

09/10/2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) has signalled a shift in position on one of the most controversial topics in traffic management - the transfer of moving traffic enforcement powers to councils.

TfSE looks to balance economy and environment

10/10/2019

The sub-national transport body (STB) for the South East has launched a 30-year strategy document that warns indulging continued traffic growth is ‘no longer sustainable’.

We need to talk about pricing, MPs say

10/10/2019

The Commons Transport Committee has said it wants to start a national debate about road pricing – ‘something that has been lacking for more than a decade’.

Updated: Highways England to deactivate Brock after EU agrees extension

28/10/2019

Highways England is set to deactivate its plan to manage lorries in Kent in the event of a no-deal Brexit after the EU agreed to an extension of the UK's membership.

Highways England to leave some Brock restrictions in place

29/10/2019

Highways England has confirmed that work to deactivate Operation Brock will be carried out late on Tuesday but some restrictions will be left in place.

Red faces over red phases - Milton Keynes in green light shortage

10/12/2019

The BBC has reported that Milton Keynes has run out of green bulbs for a number of traffic lights.

Stalling car market 'threatens environment goals'

06/01/2020

New car registrations fell for the third consecutive year in 2019, with a major drop in the number of new diesel cars but a rise in electric vehicle sales.

R&W Traffic Management crosses over to Chevron

08/01/2020

Traffic management firm the Chevron Group has acquired R&W Traffic Management from the wider R&W Group.

Cardiff moots congestion charge to help fund £2bn transport plan

21/01/2020

Non-residents could be charged £2 a day to drive into Cardiff after the city council unveiled a £2bn vision to transform the transport network in the city and South East Wales.

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