Government urged to stress overall transport risks, not just Covid

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is being urged to give the public all the details of risks of travel by road compared to public transport, rather than just concentrating on potential issues around Coronavirus. The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety has written to him warning that, while road traffic is now almost back to pre-lockdown […]

ITS (UK) Awards go online as four members step up to sponsor them

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society has decided to hold a virtual awards ceremony this year, which will be sponsored by Jenoptik, Videalert, SRL and Cubic Transportation Systems. The awards, which were first held in 2006, usually take place alongside the President’s Dinner but the current restrictions around Covid-19 made a physical event almost impossible so […]

West Midlands e-scooter trial to start next week

The trial of e-scooters in the West Midlands will start next week, according to the West Midlands Combined Authority, with Swedish company Voi appointed as the operator. The trial will launch to the public in Birmingham and Coventry next week and be rolled-out across the region soon after. Afterwards, the scooters will be deployed in, […]

Jacobs confirms position on Highways England’s Technical Advisor Framework

Jacobs has confirmed it has been awarded a place on Highways England’s Technical Advisor (TA) Framework, where it will assist in the development, design and construction of capital road projects in the Roads Investment Strategy (RIS) 2. Highways England has appointed Jacobs to Lot 4 (South West and Midlands) of the Regional Delivery Partnership TA Framework. “Jacobs and […]

Wokingham making good use of innovation in highways works

Wokingham Borough Council has reported effective use jet patcher machines to help fill potholes. Speaking at a council meeting this week, Andy Glencross, Assistant Director of Highways, said jet patcher machines, which fill and seal the potholes quickly, are used to repair many roads in the area with this method proving effective for the council. […]

Glasgow’s Kevin Hamilton appointed new Road Works Commissioner in Scotland

Kevin Hamilton, the Head of Roads at Glasgow City Council has been appointed the new Scottish Road Works Commissioner. He will leave his current role to take up the new position. He previously held posts in local authority roads services in both Scotland and England and is a Chartered Engineer with over 28 years’ experience […]


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