John Sisk & Son appoint new Head of Quality

John Sisk & Son has announced the appointment of Professor Perry Shard as its new Head of Quality – UK Construction & Group Civils. He will drive Sisk’s quality agenda across the UK construction and group civils division and has vast experience in construction in a range of roles. Sisk continues to evolve its approach […]

Long-term TfL funding deal can “fuel” recovery – commissioner

Transport for London’s Commissioner Andy Byford believes that a long-term funding solution for the cash-strapped network could help fuel the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus crisis. Financial paper City AM watched a webinar in which Byford said that he was grateful to the government for £3.3 billion government grants agreed so far, but that the […]

Survey suggests two thirds of people think smart motorways less safe

A survey by the polling company YouGov suggests the vast majority of drivers think all lane running motorways are less safe than motorways with a hard shoulder. 44% of those asked said they ware “much less safe” and another 20% “a little less safe” with only 7% thinking they are much more or a little […]

John Sisk & Son appointed contract for A629 project

John Sisk & Son has been appointed the contractor that will deliver the construction works on the A629 Phase 1b-a project in Yorkshire which has been funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund. As part of the design and build scheme, Sisk and Son has appointed consultants WSP […]

New zero-emissions rapid transit bus service to run in the West Midlands

National Express West Midlands has announced its intention to run new rapid transit bus services along the A34 and A45 Sprint route between Walsall, Birmingham and Solihull. The new services will first launch in May 2022 with a fleet of zero-emission double decker Platinum buses, which will be able to beat traffic jams and offer […]

Shoaf named new chair of Urban Transport Group

Laura Shoaf, the Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), has been named as the new chair of the Urban Transport Group. Her appointment follows the end of the two-year term of outgoing chair Stephen Edwards, the executive director of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and Ms Shoaf steps up from vice-chair. She is […]

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