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 Britain to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2040 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsbritian-to-ban-petrol-and-diesel-cars-from-2040-5883010 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsbritian-to-ban-petrol-and-diesel-cars-from-2040-5883010 All new petrol and diesel cars and vans are to be banned in Britain from 2040 as a result of growing concerns over illegal levels of nitrogen oxide, which pose a major health risk. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT NQCEC wins contract for sealing works in Queensland http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnqcec-secures-contract-from-queensland-government-5882257 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnqcec-secures-contract-from-queensland-government-5882257 Australia's Queensland Government has awarded a contract to North Queensland Civil Engineering Contracting (NQCEC) for sealing works on the 9.2km road stretch of Peninsula Developmental Road from Myall Creek to Rio Boundary.  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Skanska to upgrade Nordby and Smiehagen tunnels in Norway http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsskanska-to-renovate-nordby-and-smiehagen-tunnels-in-norway-5882264 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsskanska-to-renovate-nordby-and-smiehagen-tunnels-in-norway-5882264 The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has awarded a Nkr385m ($48.1m) contract to Skanska for renovating the Nordby and Smiehagen tunnels on the E6 route in Akershus, Norway. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT New Zealand to invest $171m to upgrade State Highway 1 in Kaikoura area http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnew-zealand-to-invest-171m-to-improve-state-highway-1-in-the-kaikura-region-5880631 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnew-zealand-to-invest-171m-to-improve-state-highway-1-in-the-kaikura-region-5880631 The New Zealand Government is planning to invest NZ$231m ($171m) to improve the 60km stretch of road on State Highway 1 between Clarence and Oaro near Kaikōura on the South Island. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Daimler and Bosch trial autonomous parking http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsgauteng-province-completes-first-bridge-over-the-m1-freeway-5880595 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsgauteng-province-completes-first-bridge-over-the-m1-freeway-5880595 Daimler and Bosch have partnered to test automated valet parking in the multi-storey car park at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lyft to set-up new autonomous driving technology unit http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newslyft-establishes-new-unit-for-autonomous-vehicle-5880622 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newslyft-establishes-new-unit-for-autonomous-vehicle-5880622 San Francisco-based taxi ordering service Lyft has announced its plan to set-up an autonomous driving technology unit in Palo Alto, California, US.  Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT USDoT offers $152.2m loan to RCTC for I-15 Express Lanes project http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsusdot-offers-1522m-loan-to-rctc-for-completing-i-15-express-lanes-project-5879274 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsusdot-offers-1522m-loan-to-rctc-for-completing-i-15-express-lanes-project-5879274 The US Department of Transportation's (USDoT) Build America Bureau will provide a loan of $152.2m to the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) for completing the Interstate 15 (I-15) Express Lanes Corridor project. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK to abolish Severn crossing tolls by end of 2018 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsuk-to-abolish-toll-on-severn-crossings-from-next-year-5879285 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsuk-to-abolish-toll-on-severn-crossings-from-next-year-5879285 The UK Government has announced that it will end toll charges on the Severn crossings in Wales by the end of next year.  Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT NDoT selects Ames-Horrocks team for I-15 / Garnet interchange project http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsndot-selects-ames-horrocks-team-for-north-las-vegas-i-15garnet-interchange-upgrade-5879289 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsndot-selects-ames-horrocks-team-for-north-las-vegas-i-15garnet-interchange-upgrade-5879289 The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDoT) has selected a design-build team of Ames Construction with Horrocks Engineers for the Interstate 15 (I-15) / Garnet interchange project near Apex Industrial Park in north Las Vegas, US. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Queensland begins $42.3m upgrade works on Kennedy Developmental Road http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsqueensland-initiates-423m-upgrade-works-on-kennedy-developmental-road-5877840 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsqueensland-initiates-423m-upgrade-works-on-kennedy-developmental-road-5877840 Australia's Queensland Government has started the A$53.3m ($42.3m) upgrade works on the Kennedy Developmental Road (Hann Highway). Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT DPWH starts $31m BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project in Philippines http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsdpwh-breaks-ground-on-31m-bgc-ortigas-center-link-road-project-in-philippines-5877921 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsdpwh-breaks-ground-on-31m-bgc-ortigas-center-link-road-project-in-philippines-5877921 The Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started construction of a road project that links the commercial district of Ortigas Business Center in Pasig City to Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Siemens launches software to allow traffic intersections to interact http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newssiemens-launches-new-software-for-intersections-to-talk-to-each-other-5877945 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newssiemens-launches-new-software-for-intersections-to-talk-to-each-other-5877945 Siemens has introduced a new traffic control software called SEPAC Peer-to-Peer, which enables controllers at different intersections to share traffic and pedestrian information.  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Kapsch TrafficCom, European Investment Bank (EIB), AS Nordecon http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-kapsch-trafficcom-european-investment-bank-eib-as-nordecon-5876598 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-kapsch-trafficcom-european-investment-bank-eib-as-nordecon-5876598 E-470 Public Highway Authority (E-470) has awarded a five-year contract to intelligent transport systems provider Kapsch TrafficCom to supply 6C toll tags for ExpressToll account holders in Colorado, US. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Victorian Government awards contract for first stage of Echuca-Moama Bridge project http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsvictorian-government-awards-contract-for-first-stage-of-echuca-moama-bridge-project-5876459 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsvictorian-government-awards-contract-for-first-stage-of-echuca-moama-bridge-project-5876459 The Victorian Government in Australia has awarded a contract to RECivil for constructing a major roundabout at the intersection of the Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street in Echuca. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Texas awards $855m project to Grand Parkway Infrastructure http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newstxdot-awards-855m-project-to-grand-parkway-infrastructure-5876475 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newstxdot-awards-855m-project-to-grand-parkway-infrastructure-5876475 The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded $855m project to Grand Parkway Infrastructure, a joint venture (JV) of Granite Construction, Ferrovial Agroman US and Webber. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT NYSDOT completes significant work on Route 281 in Cortland County http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnysdot-completes-significant-works-on-route-281-in-cortland-county-5876490 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnysdot-completes-significant-works-on-route-281-in-cortland-county-5876490 The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has completed substantial work as part of the Phase II of the New York State Route 281 in Cortland County. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Kapsch to supply 6C toll tags for E-470 Highway in Colorado http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newskapsch-to-supply-6c-toll-tags-for-e-470-highway-in-colorado-5875056 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newskapsch-to-supply-6c-toll-tags-for-e-470-highway-in-colorado-5875056 Kapsch TrafficCom has secured a contract from the E-470 Public Highway Authority (E-470) to supply 6C toll tags for ExpressToll account holders in Colorado, US.  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Canada and Quebec to improve road infrastructure in Saint-Georges http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newscanada-and-quebec-to-improve-road-infrastructure-in-saint-georges-5875047 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newscanada-and-quebec-to-improve-road-infrastructure-in-saint-georges-5875047 The governments of Canada and Quebec are each investing C$7.3m ($5.7m) to reconstruct Promenade Redmond and build a new retaining wall in downtown Saint-Georges. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT EIB provides €325m loan for construction works on S7 and S8 expressways in Poland http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newseib-provides-325m-loan-for-construction-works-on-s7-and-s8-expressways-in-poland-5875034 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newseib-provides-325m-loan-for-construction-works-on-s7-and-s8-expressways-in-poland-5875034 European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a loan of €325m for the construction of three separate sections of S7 and S8 expressways in Masovian Voivodship, Poland. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Gateway South starts building bridges for Darlington Upgrade Project http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsgateway-south-consortium-starts-building-two-new-bridges-for-darlington-upgrade-project-5873682 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsgateway-south-consortium-starts-building-two-new-bridges-for-darlington-upgrade-project-5873682 The Darlington Upgrade Project in Adelaide, South Australia, is having two new 180m-long bridges built off-site by Gateway South and moved into position at the project site at a later stage. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT