Amey wins £180m Area 12 contract

Amey has been awarded the £180m Area 12 Maintenance and Response (M&R) contract by Highways England,it has announced. The eight-year contract worth £22.5m per annum, will commence in June 2021 and will see Amey responsible for the network covering Yorkshire and Humberside, providing all routine and cyclic maintenance on the trunk roads and motorway network. Responsible for incident […]

Safety is number one prioirty on Manchester’s transport network

A raft of high-profile measures in Manchester, aimed at keeping public transport users even safer and boosting confidence ahead of anticipated increase in travel post-lockdown, will be rolled-out in the coming days, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has announced.   The news follows government confirmation that Greater Manchester will be placed into Tier 3 – the highest level of local restrictions – following the ending of national restrictions on Wednesday 2 […]

Amey welcomes new starters as Highways England Avonmouth and Severn Bridges contract goes live

Amey has welcomed 60 new starters as its Highways England Avonmouth and Severn Bridges contract goes live Yesterday marked day one for the employees who join Amey’s Transport Infrastructure business, as part of a 15-year contract awarded by Highways England to maintain the Specialist Bridge Inspection and Maintenance contract (SBIM) for Avonmouth and Severn Bridges. The contract worth […]

Bosch buys stake in smartphone crash alert company

Bosch Service Solutions has announced it’s buying a minority stake in the American startup Sfara, which offers app-based technologies for mobile devices that detect vehicle collisions and other emergencies. The New Jersey-based company has been working with Bosch for more than a year on the solution in which a user’s smartphone triggers an emergency call […]

HS2 and road building under scrutiny at new inquiry

HS2 and the building of new roads will be under scrutinty this week at the start of a Transport Select Committee inquiry. The Committee will examine how public transport is changing as a result of the pandemic and the implications Covid-19 raises for the Government’s approach to rail, buses, active travel, air quality, transport decarbonisation, […]

Radical new plan for Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has unveiled a radical new plan to build a temporary double-decker crossing within the existing structure of Hammersmith Bridge that has been closed on safety grounds since August 13th Working with Sir John Ritblat from Delancey, and world leading architects and engineers Foster + Partners, the council has said that under […]

Statistician researching AI-powered driverless car applications

An academic at Lancaster University has been given a grant to conduct ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence research aimed at revolutionising the use of AI in autonomous vehicles and cybersecurity. Dr Christopher Nemeth (pictured) will carry out the work as part of a prestigious Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship. The University says that, as technology advances, there is […]

On-demand ArrivaClick bus service launches in Kent

Pic: Arriva

ArrivaClick, which operates an on-demand bus service, continues its regional growth by adding Ebbsfleet in Kent to its service. Launched in partnership and funded by residential homebuilders Redrow and Henley Camland, landowner of Whitecliffe, Arriva will provide a new flexible bus service that can be booked when required, providing a flexible public transport with the […]

Radar-based MOVA solution installed for traffic lights in Taunton

The transport technology firm Smart Video and Sensing have delivered another MOVA (Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuation) site using the smartmicro UMRR11 multilane radar. Working with JSTSM on behalf of Somerset County Council, two radar were installed on the busy A38 Wellington Road/Castle Street junction in Taunton. The radar monitors multiple lanes and were programmed for […]


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