HE extends duration of next NTIS Contract

Highways England is adding an extra two years to the duration of the next National Traffic Information Service to make it run for at least seven years. The contract, currently held by a JV between WSP and Thales, is being tendered for at the moment and its value has been increased by £12 million to […]

AECOM launches report on the future of infrastructure

Consultant AECOM has launched its third annual report The Future of Infrastructure. The report highlights the essential role infrastructure plays in addressing society’s most complex challenges through critical themes, including economic stimulus, funding, social value, innovation, resilience, climate change, sustainability and adapting for a post-pandemic world. For more, please click here: https://infrastructure.aecom.com/

New driverless port opens in Tilbury

A new “unaccompanied” freight ferry terminal has opened east of London in the port of Tilbury. The 500,000-unit freight-only facility uses a “truck driver-free operation”, meaning freight is transported into the UK without needing lorry drivers to accompany it. The owners Forth Ports say this comes at an opportune time when infection control is uppermost […]

Driverless prescription deliveries introduced in the US

The American driverless car solution Nuro has teamed up with pharmacy chain CVS to trial social-distanced deliveries of prescriptions. In a blog on its website it says this first-of-its-kind partnership brings Nuro into the health space where it will utilise its fleet of autonomous vehicles to deliver prescriptions and essentials across three zip codes in […]

Southampton launches Green Transport Recovery Plan

Southampton City Council has launched a Green Transport Recovery Plan in line with the Government’s recommendations for encouraging safe and active travel as we come out of lockdown. During the current lockdown period travel patterns in Southampton have changed dramatically. There was a 58% reduction in road traffic levels since the week before the lockdown […]

NIC calls for ‘vital’ infrastructure to be future ready

Proactive steps are needed to ensure the UK’s infrastructure can remain resilient, according to a new report by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). The Commission has set out a new framework to help support change across infrastructure sectors and is calling for transparent standards of appropriate service levels, stress testing for major incidents and clearer […]

Costain to deliver both cost and carbon reduction savings for Bradford Council

Costain has won a £2m consultancy programme management contract to deliver Bradford Council’s Smart Street Lighting project, which will involve the replacement of 59,000 lights and 17,000 lampposts across the city over a period of four years. The new, energy-efficient, LED lights will be controlled by a CMS which will allow remote control of illumination […]

FM Conway wins London Borough of Southwark highway contract

FM Conway has been awarded the Term Maintenance contract for the London Borough of Southwark. The contract, worth more than £70 million, is for delivery of both planned and reactive works until 2026 with an option to extend to 2028, the company has said. The new contract has demanding targets including demonstrating added social value, […]

Siemens to provide mobility and software solutions for Midlands Future Mobility

The mobility infrastructure and software solutions for the Midlands Future Mobility project are to be provided by Siemens, it has been announced. Acting as Principal Contractor for Phase 1 of the programme, which covers 50 sites, Siemens will be installing the required infrastructure and software services for the first two years of operation. The work […]


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