Oxford Direct Services recognised with Oxford Preservation Trust Award for sensitive highways project

November 29, 2018 – Oxford Direct Services has been recognised by the Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) for its work improving a high profile city centre road junction in a Grade One listed conservation area in a project jointly funded by the City and County Councils and Oxford University. The OPT awarded the Broad Street/Parks Road/Holywell Street/Catte Street junction improvement an award in the Landscape and Public Realm category. The ODS Highways team installed a raised asphalt table top roundabout and pedestrian crossing points to replace ageing traffic lights. The work…

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ADLV Expects Marked Growth For Online Checks By Local Authority Fleets – As DVLA Ends DLC Option

The ADLV (Association For Driving Licence Verification) is expecting a marked increase in Local Authority fleet demand for its online licence services, once the DVLA’s DLC (Driver Licence Check) service ends in December. Currently, the DLC is used to verify the licences of local authority fleet drivers and also to check the licences of local Private Hire Vehicle (PVH) taxi drivers. By using the ADLV online service, which is based on longer 3 year ‘permissions’, Local Authority users can easily automate more frequent checks than they were previously able to….

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Bilbao Selects Masabi for EMV Contactless Ticketing System Allowing Passengers to Simply Tap Payment Cards for Travel within the City

Masabi Adds Contactless Capabilities to Justride Platform, Bringing SaaS Account-based cEMV Ticketing to Cities of Any Size Smart City World Expo, Barcelona & Bilbao – November 13th 2018 – Masabi, the company bringing Software-as-a-Service (Saas) ticketing and payments to public transport, today announced that it has added new contactless EMV ticketing capabilities to its Justride fare collection platform. Passengers will simply be able to tap their contactless bank cards to travel, removing the hassle of having to purchase a ticket or carry cash. The city of Bilbao will be the…

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Parking made painless as Passport launches in the UK

New parking platform aims to boost traffic management in UK cities as drivers rack up over £570m in fines each year London, U.K. (September 13, 2018) – Passport, the world’s leader in mobile payments for the transportation industry, has today announced an expanded investment into the UK and the opening of its London office. Through its work with private and public sector organisations, Passport plays a key role in solving transportation problems within communities. This includes mobile payments for parking, mobile ticketing for transit, mobile cashless tolling, digital permits and…

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Hit Rail joins International Union of Railways (UIC)

Company to strengthen its support for UIC activities and to bring its expertise in pan-European networking and interoperability through membership Utrecht/Brussels, 05 July 2018 – International rail networking and interoperability specialist Hit Rail B.V. has gained approval to join the International Union of Railways (UIC). Membership as affiliates of the UIC is open to companies involved in the railway transport chain or whose activity is linked to railway operations. As a leading provider of telecommunications and IT services to the European railways community, Hit Rail B.V. qualifies as an affiliate…

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ADLV Urges Fleet Managers To Increase Online Licence Check Frequency For High Risk Drivers

Citing recent road safety figures, the Association for Driving Licence Verification (www.ADLV.co.uk) is urging fleets to increase the frequency of driving licence checks on high risk drivers. According to new ADLV recommendations, monthly checks should be carried out on drivers with more than nine points as a matter of best-practise. The recommendations seek to build on guidelines by the Freight Transport Association and FORS (Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme) which both recommend drivers should be checked at least bi-annually as a matter of course. However, according to the ADLV, as a…

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LADOT Announces a New Digital Playbook for Mobility

Los Angeles, CA (June 14, 2018) – The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announces the immediate availability of the Urban Mobility in a Digital Age Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP), and the appointment of Ellis & Associates, and its affiliated partners CityFi, CCgroup, and Lantern Consulting, as the LADOT Product Manager to reposition LADOT as an active partner in the arrival of autonomous vehicles and ongoing explosion of technology in transportation. Los Angeles is in the midst of a mobility revolution that will continue its global reputation of how city…

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ARI Joins ADLV As Fleet Procurement Prioritises Online Checking and GDPR Excellence

Fleet Management innovator ARI (www.arifleet.co.uk) is the latest organisation to join the Association For Driving Licence Verification (www.adlv.co.uk). The move reflects the Association’s growing popularity with Fleet Procurement Managers, who now see the benefits of regular online licence checking. There is also an appreciation, by the trade, that the ADLV supports Health and Road Safety legislation, meets ISO 27001 requirements & advises members on how to prepare for GDPR. Combined, the perception of both existing members and new recruits is that the ADLV now offers fleets a proven hub for…

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Virtuosys and Angel Trains Selected By UK Department for Transport to Demonstrate Edge Computing Solution for Smart Railways

Companies named as winners of government funding under the ‘Accelerating Innovation in Rail’ programme for project to deliver mesh Wi-Fi, Passenger Content Network and Staff Applications Bath, UK – 21st February 2018 – Virtuosys, the company delivering business-ready solutions at the network edge, and Angel Trains, one of Britain’s leading train leasing companies, today announced that they have been selected by the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) to receive grant funding to demonstrate an Edge Computing solution for use on board trains. The joint project, First of a Kind: Demonstrating…

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