Cubic launches B2C MaaS solution

Global mobility company Cubic Transportation Systems has announced the launch of a new Mobility as a Service product called launched Umo™. The product is launching in the US with plans to expand aspects around the world. Cubic says the product is a fully-integrated suite of platforms for riders, transport agencies and mobility service providers to […]

HE “working hard” on smart motorway concerns

Highways England has responded to concerns about the safety of smart motorways by insisting that in most ways they are as safe, or safer, than conventional ones. Over the last week a coroner and Police and Crime Commissioner have both questioned the use of the hard shoulder as a running lane, in reaction to the […]

First Bus retrofits 1,000th vehicle to reduce emissions

First Bus has announced it’s completed the refit of 1,000 buses across its UK network with new exhaust systems and e-Fans to comply with Euro VI emission requirements. It says the £16m retrofitting programme has been successfully delivered in partnership with the Joint Air Quality Unit of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs […]

Wolverhampton highways getting technology upgrade

Nearly 28,000 street lights are to be converted to LED while new VMS signs and 5G-enabled speed cameras will be installed in a major upgrade of transport in Wolverhampton. The Birmingham Mail reports that the move is part of a series of low-carbon projects aimed at saving costs and improving facilities in the city using […]

Nottinghamshire County Council approves £36 million for highways improvements

Nottinghamshire County Council has approved nearly £36 million of highways investment for the year. The investment will be used to focus on improving roads and footpaths, protect properties from flooding and get people and businesses back on the after the pandemic. The council’s provisional programmes includes £16.4 million for road mainteance schemes, £5.5 million for […]

First carbon neutral road improvement project in the UK is completed

Work has been completed on the UK’s first carbon-neutral scheme in Cumbria for Highways England. The project, a collaboration between A E Yates, Aggregate Industries and Amey, saw over 1,000 tonnes of Foamix asphalt laid per night between junction6 of the M6 and Bettarg Holt, with operatives working 24 hours via two shifts to help […]

Kier gets new TfL Maintenance and Management contract for road tunnels

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed Kier to deliver its new Maintenance and Management contract for road tunnels and pumping stations. The work will include mechanical, electrical and control activities associated with each tunnel, renewals, safety inspections, intelligent transport systems and cleaning. As part of this contract, Kier will be responsible for maintaining and managing […]

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