Colas launches rapid flow testing for operational team

Colas has announced the immediate roll out of rapid testing on its sites for operational staff. The company said the safety of its staff ‘remains a priority’, and it will be using lateral flow testing kits which deliver result in 15-30 minutes. Colas aims to test staff at its project and operational sites weekly in […]

LCRIG to host technology and data focused webinar

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is hosting the latest in a series of webinars designed to facilitate fresh thinking in the industry, with a focus on utilising technology to deliver change.   Delivered in association with Gaist, the webinar will examine the role of technology in driving change in the highways sector, with the following topic areas discussed:     The importance of data    Using technology as part […]

Navtech’s ClearWay SVD to be rolled out on smart motorways

Navtech Radar’s ClearWay stopped vehicle detection technology is to be deployed on more roads across the UK as part of Highways England’s programme to enhance safety on smart motorways. The Oxfordshire-based designer and manufacturer has won a competitive tender to supply ClearWay for all all-lane-running motorways to quickly identify vehicles that have stopped, helping to […]

Brexit ends speed camera fines for British people in Europe

It’s emerged that British drivers caught by speed cameras while driving in Europe won’t face penalties because the UK’s departure from the EU means offences won’t be pursued across borders. Auto express reports that the Cross Border Enforcement directive, which was introduced in 2015 allowing authorities to fine drivers for motoring offences, as long as […]

Government says UK on the cusp of driverless “transport revolution”

The government has issued a report suggesting that the connected and autonomous vehicle market could be worth £41.7 billion by 2035. A report announced by Transport Minister Rachel Maclean forecasts that in 2035, 40% of new UK car sales could have self-driving capabilities, with a total market value of £41.7 billion, which the government says […]

Highways England wants local businesses to be a part of A30 upgrade project

Highways England is urging companies in and around Cornwall to play a part in the upgrade of the A30 between Chiverton and Carland Cross. The improvement scheme will not only dual an 8.7-mile section of single carriageway, alleviating the impact on local communities and helping to improve journey times and increase safety by unlocking one […]

Transport for the North faces cuts in latest allocation proposals

Transport for the North (TfN) has had its core funding reduced by 40% for the 2021/22 period as well as no funding for its Integrated & Smart Travel (IST)- a plan that would have seen contactless ticketing introduced across the North. This, says the organisation, could have an impact on the ‘levelling up’ agenda in […]

Gaist announce Scotland investment

Gaist has announced the appointment of John Swift to head up their most recent business expansion in Scotland. This is the first stage of direct investment providing support to the Scottish marketplace, building on recent successes whilst capitalising on increased demand as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Having started his career in the British Army […]


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