IAT and IQ sign new memorandum of understanding

The Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT) and the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further the work the two organisations do together. As part of the new memorandum of understanding (MoU), IQ and IAT will provide joint cooperation to develop a focused solution for key issues within the construction materials […]

Uber keeps London licence

Uber’s won its court case against Transport for London over its right to operate in the Capital. They overturned the decision by TfL that they were not fit and proper because of safety concerns. Deputy senior district judge Tan Ikram said that “despite its previous failings”, the firm was now “fit and proper” to hold […]

Government funds scheme to encourage cycling and walking to school

The government has announced a new million-pound programme to get more students and their families physically active. The £2 million announced to help more children to cycle or walk as part of their commute to the classroom in-school cycle repair scheme to ensure children’s bikes are fit for the road comes during Bike to School […]

Work on A38 delayed until next year because of the pandemic

Work due to start on changes to the A38 through Derby have been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Three major junctions are to be changed to held reduce congestion and pollution as part of the £225m Highways England scheme. A decision is due from Secretary of State, Grant Shapps in March next year. If the […]

Edinburgh Council plans to reduce speed limit on 22 roads across the city

Edinburgh Council is proposing reducing the speed limit on 22 different roads across the city. The plans, would see the speed limit dropped from 40mph to 30mph on Edinburgh roads. The council will now consult on the plans and there will be an opportunity for residents to have their say later in the process, a […]

Highways England calls on more of supply chain to sign up to its Passport scheme

Highways England is asking more of its supply chain, especially in the lower tiers, to register for the benefits of its Passport scheme. Nearly 600 companies have already signed up for the Passport scheme which delivers a more efficient and consistent approach to safety and training across all sites. Mark Byard, Health and Safety Director, […]

Welsh transport minister questions ‘new’ funding for Welsh railways

Welsh Transport Minister, Ken Skates has written to Secretary of State, Grant Shapps, over concerns about the recent announcement of an additional £343m for the funding of railways in Wales. In the letter, Ken Skates breaks down the different elements of funding listed in the recent package. He explains how, despite their talk of ‘levelling […]

Autonomous idea for Somerset resort

Driverless pods could soon be operating on the seafront in Weston-Super-Mare as part of the local council’s plans for the area. The Bristol Post reports North Somerset Council is investigating the possibility of introducing autonomous vehicles on the seafront and around the town centre as part of its 10 year Placemaking strategy for the resort. […]

HE urged to cut limit through Plymouth

There are calls for a stretch of the A38 in Plymouth to have its speed limit cut from 70 to 50 mph, in an attempt to cut accidents, congestion and emissions. Plymouth Live reports that Conservative councillors say the 70mph limit to be cut to 50mph “to improve road safety”, while a recent closure of […]

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