Highway Care appoints new HSEQ Manager

Marie Simpson has joined Highway Care as HSEQ Manager, replacing Sebastian Ward. Ms Simpson has 25 years’ experience working across several engineering sectors including civils, building, highways, rail, telecoms, and manufacturing. Her vast experience spans quality, safety and environment management, highway and tunnel maintenance, traffic management design and works supervision. The HSEQ Manager role will […]

Amey adds to its Transport Infrastructure executive team

Amey has announced the appointment of Karen Hopley to its Transport Infrastructure Executive team.   Joining as the business unit HR Director, Ms Hopley will take responsibility for the operational HR team focused on working with local teams to enhance the skills and capabilities of over 5,000 employees within Transport Infrastructure, covering Highways, Waste Collections, Rail […]

Bridge building has started on Trans-Pennine route

Work has started on the construction of two bridges on the Trans-Pennine route between Newcastle and Carlisle. Engineers are building two bridges on the A69 Bridge End roundabout near Hexham in Northumberland on the route that connects Newcastle and Carlisle. The bridge abutments which will hold the two new structures are now being constructed, with […]

Double the amount of battery electric vehicles sold in 2020 compared to last year

Despite the pandemic, more than twice the number of battery electric vehicles have so far been sold this year compared to the whole of 2019 while fewer than half the number of diesel cars were sold this year, according to the RAC. Between January and November 2020, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and […]

Lower Thames Crossing could emit 5m tonnes of Co2 over 60 years says report

The Lower Thames Crossing could create five million tonnes of carbon dioxide, figures from a Freedom of Information request have said. Estimates suggest the building programme will produce twomillion tonnes of carbon dioxide while traffic created by the road is expected to emit another 3.2 million tonnes over 60 years, a report by the BBC […]

Autonomous vehicles to be ready 2025-2030, says Volkswagen CEO

The Chief Executive of Volkswagen, Herbert Diess has said he expects autonomous vehicles to be ready for market between 2025 and 2030. In an interview with the German weekly Wirtschaftswoche, Mr Diess said the improving performance of technology in self-driving cars and AI is speeding up the process. “It is foreseeable that the systems will […]


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