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Although suffering from a perceived lack of political support, Intelligent Transport Systems have a proven track record in easing congestion and reducing accidents, reports the IRF

Railtex 13Railtex 2013, the UK’s premier rail event, will be welcoming visitors next week at Earls Court exhibition centre in London. Running from 30 April to 2 May, this will be the eleventh of these popular exhibitions, providing a technology showcase for customers in the domestic rail market and an opportunity for the UK-based suppliers to present their capabilities to a wider international audience.

Road MaintenanceSwathes of Britain’s road network risks becoming permanently strewn with potholes unless Government invests now in proper resurfacing, according to the Local Government Association.

CV ShowWith the implementation date for Euro 6 set for January 2014, this year’s CV Show is well time for manufacturers to present their latest products and innovations – and several exhibitors are taking advantage with important industry launches

The AAWith the latest zero emissions bikes becoming financially viable, The Motorcycle Industry Association’s Stevie Muir reports on the many benefits a bike fleet can bring an organisation

Traffex crowdNow in its 26th year, the International traffic management, road safety, parking, ITS and highway maintenance exhibition – Traffex – will return to the NEC in Birmingham from 16th–18th April with ground-breaking new features, brand new discussions and over 350 exhibitors

Ampera AmbulanceThe critical nature of an emergency response vehicle poses obvious challenges for carbon reduction. But this has not held back ambulance services across the country from greening their fleets. Alexis Keech, environmental and sustainability manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, reports

TelematicsAlthough usage-based insurance (UBI) is not yet widely available – or even widely known – it is currently being widely researched and tested by insurance carriers. UBI comes with real costs, and the technology and business models are still developing, so early adopters need to focus their investments

Road dividedPlans to double the amount of cash that local government pension funds are allowed to invest in transport infrastructure are out for consultation until December 6 2012

Transport NetworkBy April 2013, an initial list of prioritised schemes for funding (from 2015) is expected, so its full steam ahead for local decision making on major transport schemes. The consultation document contained some interesting responses, including population concerns and the exact role of the DfT in the process.