John Sisk & Son wins place on Lot 3 of EHA 3

Contractor John Sisk & Son has successfully secured a place on the EHA 3 Eastern Highways Alliance 3 (EHA3). Sisk is one of three contractors within Lot 3 who will deliver wide ranging projects including: major highway and junction improvements, new roundabouts, cycleways, public realm works and other key infrastructure. This adds to Sisk’s ever-growing […]

Bath and Bristol are the latest areas to start e-scooter trials

Bath and Bristol are the latest two cities to start trials of e-scooters. The project is being led by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) with Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils. It is the latest pilot project to be announced in the UK following the Department of Transport’s decisoon […]

Econ and Safecote’s ‘paths’ merge to create new winter service solution

Two of the winter service sector’s best know companies, Econ Engineering and Safecote have joined forces to help keep the UK’s cycleways and pathways clear and ice-free this winter. This new venture between Safecote and Econ Engineering will provide local councils across the country with the equipment and materials to clear ice and snow on […]

Apprenticeships on the rise in 2019/20 but short of targets set, says STAT

The number of apprenticeships started in the transport sector was under half the original target according to figures from the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT). In the last five years, 11,254 have started in road and rail organisations but this is less than the 30,000 target set by government in 2015 and the revised target […]

Raleigh testing cargo bikes with Ringway Jacobs and Eurovia

E-cargo bikes have now been tested in the highways sector with Ringway Jacobs and Eurovia thanks to a trial period with Raleigh, who will now ship the bikes directly to businesses interested in making the move away from vans. Deigned to see if the bikes could serve a purpose within the infrastructure businesses, primarily across […]

Survey suggests fewer than half of drivers understand smart motorways

The road safety charity Brake has issued the results of a survey which suggest that only 48% of drivers know what the rules are for driving on a smart motorway. The report, based on a survey of 2,000 drivers for Brake and Green Flag breakdown provider, found that a quarter don’t know what a smart […]

JCT Symposium presentations now online

The vast majority of presentations from the record-breaking JCT Traffic Signals Symposium in September are now online offering people the chance to watch again a series of top-quality knowledge sharing with experts from across the industry. The consultancy has set up a page on its website with links to the papers and presentations, presented by […]

INRIX launches big data analysis solution

The traffic information company INRIX has launched a product aimed at easily helping organisations understand, manage and improve mobility. INRIX IQ promises to harness the power of big data for people who aren’t data scientists. The company says the product “provides a smarter, faster and more affordable alternative to traditional methods of data collection, management, […]

Californian city delivers free solar powered car charging

An American electric vehicle charging solution company is delivering a series of solar-powered charging stations across the Southern Californian city of San Diego – at no cost to the city or the drivers who use the stations. Beam Global will deploy its patented EV ARC™ 2020 charging stations through a public-private partnership with a corporate […]

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