SWARCO delivers fuel price VMS solution on M5

Bespoke motorway variable message signage has been installed to provide drivers with live fuel prices at Frankley Services on the M5 near Birmingham. Service station operator Moto wanted to trial a reduction in fuel prices “to deliver value to motorists during these difficult economic times”. It therefore needed a new signage solution to clearly display live […]

New winter service training and assessment option for employers

The Skills Training Centre (STC), one of the highways and transport sector’s most popular training and assessment centres can now offer the Winter Service Operations qualification under the LANTRA accreditation. Skills Training Centre Ltd is one of the UK’S largest nationwide training and assessment  centres offering quality, competitive, skills training and assessment for Winter Service […]

DfT updates inclusive transport strategy

The minister responsible for accessible transport, Chris Heaton-Harris has marked “Purple Tuesday” with a vow to deliver a first-class experience to disabled people. Purple Tuesday is dedicated to ensuring that the needs of disabled people, as valued consumers, are properly recognised and that they receive the best levels of customer service. In a post on […]

Hertfordshire CC starts work on its pedestrian and cycle way improvements at A414

Hertfordshire County Council has started works on its pedestrian and cycle route improvements on the A414 Breakspear Way in Hemel Hempstead. The council has part-funded the new Buncefield Lane Quietway and Breakspear Way Crossing, with an additional £686k Local Growth Fund investment from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Quietway will comprise a new network […]

HE spots 10,000 tailgaters in two weeks

Almost 10,000 vehicles have been caught tailgating in the first two weeks of new cameras being tested to clamp down on the offence. Highways England and police have joined forces to tackle the offence which is a factor in around one in eight casualties on England’s motorways and major A roads. Soon, motorists caught tailgating can expect to receive […]

MIRA and Vodafone team up on 5G testing

The automotive test centre HORIBA MIRA is teaming up with Vodafone to install a 5G private network at its track near Nuneaton. The companies say the 5G mobile private network, with its ultra-fast speeds and low latency, will assist in the development of driverless vehicles at the site and could enable HORIBA MIRA’s clients to […]

New director takes up the reigns at North Yorkshire Council

Karl Battersby, has joined Noth Yorkshire Council as the new Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services. Mr Battersby, who has been a corporate director for 12 years, has taken over the position from David Bowe at North Yorkshire County Council. He will take on responsibilities including managing North Yorkshire’s 5,350 miles of highways, the […]

Peterborough City Council ranked as the top highway authority in the country by NHT survey

Peterborough City Council has been ranked as the top highways authority in the country for overall public satisfaction in the National Highways and Transport (NHT) survey. The survey asks residents for their views on highway and transport services carried out by local authorities. Peterborough has been ranked as the best highways authority in the eastern region for the past three years, […]

Kier Highways completes mobilisation of its Area 4 M&R contract

Kier Highways has completed the mobilisation of its new eight year £160m Highways England Area 4 maintenance and response contract. The contract includes routine and cyclical maintenance, incident response, defect rectification and severe weather delivery on the trunk roads and motorways within Area 4. It will also include maintenance of roadside technology and the provision […]

Work to start on M56 project between Greater Manchester and Cheshire says HE

The main construction work on the M56 between Greater Manchester and Cheshire is set to stat this month. As part of the project, an extra running lane will be added to both the westbound and eastbound carriageways to tackle congestion and provide more reliable journeys for city centre commuters and businesses as well as tourists […]


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