To what extent can technology tackle congestion?


Highways England’s group leader for delivery of network technology, Robert Stewart, spoke at Surveyor’s Highways Management conference in Manchester last month; his presentation dovetailing with former transport minister Stephen Ladyman's.

Running through their talks was the idea that  technology could be the big enabler of better road management. However, there is an alternative less certain narrative to the one they described. So far technology is being used to a fraction of its potential but even if the full scope is realised, how much difference can it make?

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