Automotive sector gets £73.5 million boost to help drive ‘green’ technologies

Highway and transport companies could soon benefit from an even greener fleet in the future after news that the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced that the automotive industry is set to benefit from a £73.5 million government investment to develop green technologies and safeguard jobs. […]

Traffic grows as non-essential shops reopen

The latest traffic and cycling volume statistics from the Transport Technology Forum suggest that the reopening of shops led to a significant increase in the amount of traffic in towns and cities across England. Figures gathered from a number of local authorities and regions suggested that traffic flow last week was around 23% lower than […]

Highways England looks for further views on A428 project

Improved routes for walkers and cyclists, better local road access and plans for a more sustainable project are among the changes in designs for one of Britain’s biggest road projects-the A428. Highways England has launched a local consultation today asking people in and around Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire to have their say on the latest designs for […]

AppyWay suggests ways to “seize the opportunity” to reshape travel

The mobility and parking solutions company AppyWay has come up with a range of ideas that local authorities could use to improve transport post-Covid. It says its white paper is a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to reshape travel and behaviours in towns and cities where it has collated “the best insight and pertinent information […]

Lyft using crowdsourced data to help driverless development

The American ridesharing company Lyft says it’s using data from its network to improve the performance of its autonomous vehicle systems. reports that the company’s equipped a subset of vehicles with inexpensive camera sensors to capture “challenging scenarios” and solve problems like generating 3D maps and improving simulation tests. Lyft has told the website […]

Mayoral candidate promises to reverse CC rise

The Conservative candidate for London Mayor is promising to undo the 30% hike in the congestion charge, and its increase in hours if he becomes Mayor in next year’s delayed election. Business paper City AM reports Shaun Bailey has submitted a petition to City Hall against the rise, and that he’s also rejecting Mayor Sadiq […]

Transport for the North wins CIHT Transport Planning Award 2020

Transport for the North has been awarded a CIHT industry award after setting out a 30-year vision for investment in the region. The statutory, sub-national transport body took home the Transport Planning Award at the 2020 CIHT Awards for its Strategic Transport Plan (STP). The STP, published in February 2019, sets out a vision for the North […]

Surrey CC goes out to tender for its highways maintenance contract

Surrey CC is to go out to tender for its £800 million highway maintenance framework. The council is currently considering a contract term running from 14-21 years, with an initial fixed tem of 10 years with extensions periods as part of it. An official invitation to tender will go out in October, with four potential […]

Protect your ‘green roads’ to help deliver safer active travel on the network

Prioritisation of roads chosen for temporary or permanent new cycle or walkways need to be in the best condition possible to help create a safer network for cyclists and pedestrians, according to Howard Robinson, Managing Director of ASI Solutions. ASI Solutions supports the Government’s agenda for a ‘green recovery’ and is urging local authority and […]

How Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is adapting its social value approach through COVID-19

Social Value is a fundamental part of Morgan Sindall Infrastructure’s operational values. It is entrenched in our Total Commitments through Enhancing Communities, brought to life every day, on every project, by our people, writes Joely Sockett, Social Values Advisor, Morgan Sindall. We take individual and collective pride in the positive impact that we have on […]


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