Greater Manchester Bike Hire supplier project down to four operators

Greater Manchester’s bike hire scheme has moved one step closer with four operators shortlisted,  Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) announced today. In partnership with Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Council, the scheme is set to launch in Spring 2021 with an initial 1,500 strong fleet, including e-bikes. Once launched, the bike hire […]

WSP is appointed to SPATS2 Framework for technical services by Highways England

WSP, working in partnership with Mott MacDonald, has been appointed by Highways England to a four-year framework for Specialist Professional and Technical Services (SPaTS2). The framework will support Highways England’s delivery of the RIS2 programme, guided by the imperatives of: Safety, Customer and Delivery. Successful in ‘Lot 1: Technical Services’ alongside five other suppliers, this […]

Dynniq retains North Yorkshire maintenance contract for traffic signals

Dynniq has successfully retained its traffic signals maintenance with North Yorkshire County Council covering an initial five-year period with possible extensions for a further two years.    The project scope includes 292 traffic signal sites, 122 electronic warning signs and Dynniq will be responsible for the fault attendance, planned maintenance and traffic signals upgrades and […]

EV charging project goes ahead in the Highlands

Chargers for electric vehicles (EV) are to be installed in the Highlands & Islands as part of a European initiative aimed at developing best practice for a roll-out in rural areas. The Highlands & Islands Transport Partnership (Hitrans) has secured funding of £1.5m, which will be used to deliver a network of 24 charging points […]

WSP experts explain how tech can become part of the Vision Zero solution

Two of the UK’s leading experts in Intelligent Transport Systems have written a second paper examining how intelligent transport systems can become part of the Vision Zero road safety solution. WSP’s Head of Profession Ian Patey and Senior Technical Director Lucy Wickham discuss the interaction and interdependencies that exist between people, spaces and vehicles and how […]

Route for new Arundel bypass announced

Plans for a new bypass for Arundel on the A27 in West Sussex have been announced by Highways England. The new preferred route – the grey option 5BV1, put forward at last year’s further consultation – strikes the right balance between creating vital new road capacity and protecting the special environment and cultural heritage in […]

Commuters are ‘deserting’ public transport, says new research

Commuters are ‘deserting’ public transport, according to new research from the online parking The organisation which manages more than 65,000 parking spaces across the UK, has seen a 46% decline in bookings at train stations across the country although spaces in city centres rose by 19% during September compared to pre-lockdown levels in February. […]

Traffic monitor stolen in Gwent

A traffic monitoring device has been stolen from a lamppost in the Welsh town of Ebbw Vale. The equipment, which is owned by the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership GoSafe, was installed on Tuesday 29 September and was due to be collected on Wednesday 7 October, but the device had been removed from the lamppost […]


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