WSP develops new user guidance for DfT’s Active Modes Appraisal Toolkit

Consultants WSP has developed new user guidance for the updated Active Modes Appraisal Toolkit (AMAT) on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT). This will help stakeholders to effectively use the AMAT to appraise schemes for programmes including Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans, Transforming Cities Fund and the recently announced Emergency Active Travel Fund. The […]

Kier Highways recertifies for the Carbon Trust Standard for the third time

Kier Highways has become the first highways contractor to have recertified for the Carbon Trust Standard for the third time, after first achieving it in 2013. The Carbon Trust Standard recognises organisations that follow best practice in measuring, managing and reducing their environmental impact. Since the last assessment two years ago, Kier Highways has managed […]

Tags “would have prevented A14 site closure”

An entrepreneur who’s introducing an electronic tag solution to ensure social distancing at work has claimed the closure of a highways depot last week could have been avoided if his system had been implemented. The facility on the A14 near Cambridge was shut after one member of staff exhibited Coronavirus symptoms. There is no suggestion […]

Future economic growth must be ‘green and clean’ says ADEPT

Future economic growth must be both ‘resilient and green’ to help deliver an improved economy, according to the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT). The comment comes as part of ADEPT’s policy position on clean and green growth, which says we need to ‘build back green’ to both create jobs and […]

Academic suggests people may accept future environment-related travel restrictions

Given the public’s been happy to reduce the amount they travel in order to combat Coronavirus, could they accept future restrictions to cut emissions? A professor from Newcastle University thinks they might. Margaret Bell has told ITS (UK)’s regular Coronavirus webinar that she had been advocating mandating how much people can travel as a way […]

Pollution sensors implemented in Oxford as it aims to create world’s first ZEZ

Air quality specialist, EarthSense is helping Oxford City Council implement 18 air pollution sensors around the city to help investigate the impact that certain traffic management strategies are having on improving air quality. EarthSense is working with Aimsun, Siemens and the city council, to help inform research as the council plans to implement the world’s […]

Incentivising electric cars could be ‘game-changing’ says RAC

The RAC has said that the Government’s plans to incentivise cleaner vehicle technology could be ‘the game-changing boost the automotive sector needs’. Responding to reports that the Government is considering a new vehicle scrappage scheme to encourage the take-up of hybrid and electric vehicles, RAC’s Head of Roads Policy, Nicholas Lyes said: “Incentivising the take-up […]

Multevo ingenuity is integral to beat the backlog

Josh Sweeny of Multevo tells the story of how safety innovations are enabling Multevo to gain momentum in the current highways climate. 2020 marks a decade milestone for Multevo working with Local Authorities and Tier One Contractors – whilst the COVID-19 crisis has inevitably presented challenges, Multevo are optimistic for the future having stood out […]

West Sussex Highways announces £9.8 million extra funding

West Sussex Highways has announced that it has been awarded £9.8 million from the latest round of extra funding. A total of £7.8million of this will be used for pothole prevention initiatives, with whole roads or parts of roads resurfaced, extended areas of highway patched and more localised issues dealt with. This is on top […]

EV transition “will take decades”

The Chief Executive of General Motors is warning it will take decades for electric vehicles to take over as the dominant form of road transport. Mary Barra told Bloomberg Television that American drivers will go electric, but it will take a long time for most of the 250 million vehicles on US roads to be […]


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