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Archives: September 2018


We are saying goodbye this month to Lindsay Forster, who has been a stalwart of the ARTSM for 22 years, and most recently as our Strategy & Development Officer.  Lindsay has provided knowledge, leadership and guidance throughout his service and his determination, support and assistance has been invaluable.  Thank you from us all and enjoy […]

Incentive Funds change

The head of highways maintenance at the Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed that the 2019-2020 Incentive Fund’s self-assessment process could be changed to include questions on data and the environment (for more see Highways on Fridays 21/9)

Government publications


Updates on available technologies

‘HERE’ has introduced the HERE Traffic Dashboard, which is an interactive online tool that accurately visualises real-time and anticipated congestion levels throughout the day in more than 180 cities across the world. Read more in “Smart Highways”  

STIP links


Human drivers Banned?

The Chief Executive of Highways England says that there may come a day when human-driven cars could be banned from fully-automated motorways and other main roads because they will be unable to communicate with autonomous vehicles and make journeys “hazardous” to other motorists  (for more info check out Smart Highways, http://smarthighways.net/he-chief-non-driveress-vehicles-could-be-banned-from-motorways/?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_17_9_2018_COPY_01) September 10th)

Mobile apps abound

Traffic managers are now able to control their variable message signs (VMS) with greater flexibility and speed, with a new app from VMS manufacturer and creator of intelligent transport system (ITS) products and integrated solutions, Bartco UK, and its sister company MVIS

DfT Push App for free

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a £10m investment in Street Manager – a digital planning service to make ‘consistent, accurate data on street works available to motorists’.

ADEPT 25M AV Project

Members of the UK’s Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) are being invited to submit applications to a £25 million project, designed to bring digital innovation to local roads.