Now is the time to enable active travel, not just encourage it

By: Adam Tranter, Bicycle Mayor for Coventry, co-host of Streets Ahead podcast and Chief Executive of Fusion Media….writing for If you want to drive or need to take the train as lockdown restrictions lift, by my reckoning, you should do everything in your power to ensure that cycling and walking become primary methods of […]

Richard Hayes: Getting the highways sector back to business

By Richard Hayes, former Chief Executive and Past President of the IHE and consultant at Hayes ProTech Ltd A letter form Baroness Vere, the Roads Places and Buses Minister to all English local authorities at the end of April stressed the need to ‘continue with routine business’ in relation to their highway maintenance works included […]

A statement from JAG (UK) Chief Executive-Dave Capon

Dear Colleagues, These are strange and tough times testing the strength of us all. Family friends and work colleagues facing isolation and some uncertainty. However, our strength, resolve and collective will to move forward and make things better will see us through this, of that I have no doubt.JAG(UK) is working closely with all agencies […]

Kier wins one-year extension to Surrey CC highways contract

Kier Highways has been awarded an additional 12-month contract worth £40 million to continue to provide highway maintenance services to Surrey CC. As well as maintenance, the work includes the continuation of the S-Skills academy, launched in 2017. This is a 16-week programme operated in conjunction with Surrey CC and provides vulnerable young people and adults […]

ERTICO undertakes major city strategy survey

The European ITS organisation ERTICO is planning a global survey of 300 cities to find out about their smart mobility challenges, needs and trends. What they’re calling the ERITCO Moonshot will try to find out views on data sharing, Mobility as a Service and the sustainability needs of the future, particularly with a focus on […]

Intel confirms Moovit acquisition

Intel’s spent $900 million (approx £710 million) to buy the Mobility as a Service app Moovit. The app offers travellers around the world multimodal trip planning by combining public transport, bike and scooter services, ride-hailing, and car-sharing. Intel says adding Moovit to its business helps bring the company’s Mobileye subsidiary closer to achieving its plan […]

Heard takes over as SMMT’s Industry Forum CEO

The consultancy and training arm of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has a new CEO. Paul Heard will take up the role at the SMMT Industry Forum on the 1 July, replacing Dr Chris Owen. For the last 20 years Hard has been in management and consultancy roles with EV Cargo, QT Consulting, […]

DfT’s Chief Scientist confirmed on SAGE committee

The Government’s released the names of most of the members of its Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, which confirms that Professor Phil Blythe is among the top table of experts advising on Covid-19 policy. The Newcastle University Professor is the Department for Transport’s Chief Scientific Adviser on the use of science and engineering evidence in […]

Consultancies support Coronavirus “unsung heroes”

A joint venture between leading transport businesses Thales and WSP has created a new web page to provide the latest updates for the UK’s long distance hauliers. The companies’ joint venture Network Information Services which supports Highways England, gives the status of motorway service areas and other roadside stops on the strategic road network. “It […]

A14 upgrade opens eight months early

The £1.5bn upgrade of the A14 through Cambridgeshire has fully opened, cutting 20 minutes off the journey between the West Midlands and Suffolk coast. The work involved bypassing two roundabouts near Huntingdon, one at the junction of the A1, and simplifying the intersection with the M11 and A421 northwest of Cambridge. All but cosmetic work […]


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