New News information at Road Traffic Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.roadtraffic-technology.com http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/ en-us http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/ New News information at Road Traffic Technology http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif TomTom extends real-time traffic service to Argentina and Colombia http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newstomtom-extends-real-time-traffic-service-to-argentina-and-colombia-5717920 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newstomtom-extends-real-time-traffic-service-to-argentina-and-colombia-5717920 TomTom (TOM2), the Netherland-based company that provides navigation and mapping products, has introduced its real-time traffic service in Argentina and Colombia. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK to invest £1.1bn for road improvements in East of England http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsuk-government-to-invest-11bn-for-road-improvements-5718015 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsuk-government-to-invest-11bn-for-road-improvements-5718015 The UK Government intends to invest nearly £1.1bn into improving journeys on some roads in the East of England. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT South Bristol Link opens for traffic in UK http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newssouth-bristol-link-opened-for-traffic-5717905 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newssouth-bristol-link-opened-for-traffic-5717905 The new South Bristol Link (SBL), which features a 4.5km express bus route and a roadway that includes new cycle and pedestrian paths, has opened in the UK. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT AfDB to provide $40.8m loan for Lomé–Cotonou road project in Western Africa http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsafdb-to-provide-408m-for-lomcotonou-road-project-5716659 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsafdb-to-provide-408m-for-lomcotonou-road-project-5716659 The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has committed to providing a $40.8m loan to the Republics of Benin and Togo, which aim to transform the Lomé–Cotonou Road into a four-lane, 30 km road linking the capitals of the two countries. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK Government allocates £1.2bn to councils for road improvements http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsuk-government-offers-12bn-to-councils-for-road-improvements-5716714 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsuk-government-offers-12bn-to-councils-for-road-improvements-5716714 The UK Government will provide a total of £1.2bn to councils for road improvements during the 2017-2018 financial year. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT More investment needed to maintain highway and transit systems in US, says report http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsusdot-s-new-report-suggests-requirement-of-926bn-investment-in-infrastructure-5716705 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsusdot-s-new-report-suggests-requirement-of-926bn-investment-in-infrastructure-5716705 More investment is needed to maintain highway and transit systems in US as well as overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog, according to a new report titled, ‘2015 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Perf… Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK plans to transform A303 Highway http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsuk-government-plans-to-transform-a303-highway-5716038 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsuk-government-plans-to-transform-a303-highway-5716038 The Government of UK intends to transform A303 highway as part of its £2bn investment in the south-west, which will see the construction of a tunnel at the historic Stonehenge site. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT NAVYA, Keolis launches autonomous shuttle in partnership with Las Vegas city http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnavya-and-keolis-launches-autonomous-shuttle-in-partnership-with-city-of-las-vegas-5716023 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnavya-and-keolis-launches-autonomous-shuttle-in-partnership-with-city-of-las-vegas-5716023 NAVYA, a French company that develops mobility solutions, and Keolis, a global company that manages passenger transportation systems, have partnered with the city of Las Vegas to launch the first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle on a pub… Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Kapsch TrafficCom, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Skanska http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-kapsch-trafficcom-wsp-parsons-brinckerhoff-skanska-5715210 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-kapsch-trafficcom-wsp-parsons-brinckerhoff-skanska-5715210 I-77 Mobility Partners has appointed Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) to design and install a tolling and traffic management system for the Interstate 77 Express Lanes project in Charlotte, North Carolina, US. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Construction works begin on new Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass in Queensland http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsconstruction-works-begin-on-new-beaudesert-town-centre-bypass-in-queensland-5716030 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsconstruction-works-begin-on-new-beaudesert-town-centre-bypass-in-queensland-5716030 The Government of Queensland and the Scenic Rim Regional Council have initiated construction works of the A$27.5m ($20.64m) Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass project. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT AfDB to finance Busega-Mpigi express highway project http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsafdb-to-finance-busega-mpigi-express-highway-project-5714964 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsafdb-to-finance-busega-mpigi-express-highway-project-5714964 Uganda’s Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija and East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office Director General Gabriel Negatu, have signed loan agreements with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for a… Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT FHWA releases new rules to improve highway system performance http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsfhwas-new-rules-to-improve-highway-system-performance-5714976 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsfhwas-new-rules-to-improve-highway-system-performance-5714976 The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released two final rules that would focus on the new performance measures for improving condition of roads and bridges across the nation and assess travel reliability, co… Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Newcastle City Council upgrades highway maintenance fleet http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnewcastle-city-council-upgrades-highway-maintenance-fleet-5714981 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnewcastle-city-council-upgrades-highway-maintenance-fleet-5714981 Newcastle City Council has received delivery of the new screed vehicle from Somerford Equipment, a UK-based company that provides road marking vehicles and equipment. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop living transport lab in Australia http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newswsp-parsons-brinckerhoff-to-develop-living-transport-lab-in-australia-5713912 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newswsp-parsons-brinckerhoff-to-develop-living-transport-lab-in-australia-5713912 WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering company, has partnered with the University of Melbourne, the Australian government and leading industry partners from around the globe to create the first multimodal connected transport laboratory at M… Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Traffic 2045 final report to address future of transportation in US http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newstraffic-2045-final-report-to-address-future-of-transportation-in-us-5713906 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newstraffic-2045-final-report-to-address-future-of-transportation-in-us-5713906 US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has disclosed the final Beyond Traffic 2045 report, which focuses on the transportation challenges the country will be facing over the next three decades. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Kapsch secures contract from I-77 Mobility Partners http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newskapsch-secures-contract-from-i-77-mobility-partners-5713893 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newskapsch-secures-contract-from-i-77-mobility-partners-5713893 Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch), an Austrian company, which provides intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the segments of toll collection and traffic management, has secured a contract from US-based company I-77 Mobility Partners. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT New University Research Center to study urban traffic challenges http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnew-university-research-center-to-study-urban-traffic-challenges-5712724 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnew-university-research-center-to-study-urban-traffic-challenges-5712724 The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has chosen a research consortium led by the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering for the Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) in New York City, which will focus the mobility chall… Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Canadian and the Northwest Territories Government to fund road improvements projects http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newscanadian-and-the-northwest-territories-government-to-fund-road-improvements-projects-5712662 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newscanadian-and-the-northwest-territories-government-to-fund-road-improvements-projects-5712662 The Canadian Government and the Northwest Territories will offer funding of C$20m ($15.07m) for the construction of a 14km all-season access road from Norman Wells to Canyon Creek. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Axxès and Kapsch TrafficCom to work for EETS domain http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsaxxs-and-kapsch-trafficcom-to-work-for-eets-domain-5712733 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsaxxs-and-kapsch-trafficcom-to-work-for-eets-domain-5712733 Axxès and Kapsch TrafficCom have announced that they intend to work together in the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) domain. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Amazon Alexa integrated into INRIX OpenCar platform http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsamazon-alexa-integrated-into-inrix-opencar-platform-5711548 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsamazon-alexa-integrated-into-inrix-opencar-platform-5711548 INRIX, a global company that offers connected car services and transportation analytics, has integrated Amazon Alexa, the intelligent cloud based voice service, into the OpenCar platform for connected vehicles. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT