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Three consortia projects selected for road trials of driverless vehicles in Greenwich, Milton Keynes, Coventry and Bristol

4 December 2014 - Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in yesterday’s Autumn Financial Statement that Greenwich, Milton Keynes and Coventry (working together as one project) and Bristol will be the locations for three successful consortia that have been selected by InnovateUK for its Introducing driverless cars to UK roads competition. The three consortia will involve...
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Highways Agency roads slightly more ‘reliable’ but average speeds slightly slower on A roads in 2014

12 February 2015 - On the day The Infrastructure Act became law , The Department for transport highlighted what could be interpreted as a decline in performance of A roads in terms of congestion, reporting the average speed on local ‘A’ roads in England during the weekday morning peak in the year ending September 2014 was 24.1 mph, a 0.7% decrease on the year ending September 2014 . ...
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Government confirms rail regulator and watchdog will monitor the performance of reformed Highways Agency

The government yesterday (28 October 2014) published its plans for oversight of a reformed Highway’s Agency , confirming not only that the model of rail regulation and consumer representation would be replicated, but it will expand the roles of the same bodies to also monitor the performance standards of the road network. The reform of the Highways Agency and introduction of the ...
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Roads minister promises an extra 900 miles of lane capacity on strategic highway network by 2021 mainly by smart motorways and selective widening

The Roads Minister John Hayes today announced that the Government’s promised £24 billion road building programme arising from its Action for roads command paper of July 2013, will result in an extra 900 miles of lane capacity on the strategic highway network by 2021 – a third more than was provided in the previous decade. The £24 billion investment – the biggest since the 1970s...
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Road Building Bonanza Ahead - UK Government advises construction companies to prepare for £24 billion of road investment in the next parliament

This week, the Roads Minister Robert Goodwill publicly advised Britain’s road building companies to prepare for "a massive increase in work ahead of the biggest investment in the road network since the 1970s" . The government is tripling funding on the road network over the next 8 years with more than £24 billion to be spent on upgrading and improving the network until 2021. By the...
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'Smart' motorway scheme proposed for Greater Manchester motorways

A 'smart motorways scheme' - formerly known as managed motorway - has been proposed by the Highway Agency, designed to cut congestion and improve journey times on parts of the M60 and M62 in Greater Manchester. The smart motorways scheme – the first of its kind in the North West – will be introduced on a 17-mile stretch of the network between Junction 8 of the M60 near Sale and...
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Roads - new policy statements suggest a more joined-up future for roads

The documents A bit like buses – you’re waiting for ages and then two come along at once.  Two important documents were published in July: DfT’s “Action for Roads – a Network for the 21 st Century”.  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/212590/action-for-roads.pdf “The Vision and Direction for London’s Streets and Roads”...
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Highways Agency CHARM PIN and PCP

CHARM PIN Highways Agency (England) and Rijkswaterstaat (NL) have teamed up to form a consortium called CHARM, in order to have a new generation of traffic management (centre) systems developed, that may be jointly purchased. In order to provide assurance to the programme a Sounding Board has been assembled from other national network operators, presided by Flanders Department of...
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Traffic Management Systems Industry Event

  The traffic management departments of the British and Dutch government (Highways Agency and Rijkswaterstaat) have teamed up to implement a new generation of Traffic Management Centre systems (TMC systems).  To be sure all of the available solutions are taken into consideration they specifically also invite ICT-companies that are not currently doing business in the area...
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Highways Agency roads slightly more ‘reliable’ but average speeds slightly slower on A roads in 2014

12 February 2015 - On the day The Infrastructure Act became law , The Department for...

Three consortia projects selected for road trials of driverless vehicles in Greenwich, Milton Keynes, Coventry and Bristol

4 December 2014 - Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in yesterday’s Autumn...

Government confirms rail regulator and watchdog will monitor the performance of reformed Highways Agency

The government yesterday (28 October 2014) published its plans for oversight of a reformed...

'Smart' motorway scheme proposed for Greater Manchester motorways

A 'smart motorways scheme' - formerly known as managed motorway - has been proposed by the...

Roads - new policy statements suggest a more joined-up future for roads

The documents A bit like buses – you’re waiting for ages and then two come along at...

Traffic Management Systems Industry Event

  The traffic management departments of the British and Dutch government...