12 May 2022 | Collaboration

Focus on using traffic flow to generate electricity with Alpha 311 in this week’s Highways Voices podcast

Listeners to this week’s highways Voices podcast will hear from Barry Thompson, Chief Executive Officer at  Alpha 311.

Mr Thompson tells story behind the world’s first roadside deployment of wind turbines on Telford and Wrekin’s network.

“We are starting to see a huge possibility with regards to utilising the road infrastructure as a revenue generator. For example, we are talking to another council in the north that want to look at generating the energy from the turbines for electric vehicle charging. Councils need to look at every possible opportunity with regards to how they can help fund the road network or use the energy generated in local communities and there is obviously a strong carbon reduction element which everyone is searching for.”

Find out more on this week’s Highways Voices, where you’ll also hear news from podcast partners ADEPT, LCRIG, Transport Technology Forum and ITS (UK) plus why Yunex Traffic wins this week’s “Adrian’s Accolade”.

You can listen to the podcast on the Highways News website here