CIHT calls for actions after latest budget

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport (CIHT) has called again for a five-point plan that should come from the latest budget. It has called for the following: 1) Refocussing transport to become the enabler to achieve net zero: CIHT has called for the government to develop guidance for how planning and transport should be […]

Amey appoints new Highways Sector Director

Amey has announced that Andy Denman will be joining the business to take responsibility for its local and strategic highways operations from May. As the new Highways Sector Director, Mr Denman will be an integral part of the Transport Infrastructure Executive Team. His immediate priorities will be focused on supporting our people and teams to […]

DfT’s Chief Scientific Adviser to speak at TTF Conference

The Transport Technology Forum has secured a keynote speech from Professor Phil Blythe as part of its closing session at this year’s online conference. The Department for Transport’s Chief Scientific Adviser, who sits on the Government’s SAGE Committee, is expected to talk about his reaction to the sector’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, particularly because […]

SWARCO eVolt wins major Scottish contract

SWARCO eVolt has been named the preferred bidder to operate the ChargePlace Scotland network. The contract to run Scotland’s public electric vehicle charging network is estimated to be worth up to £1.2 million and will be expected to run for a minimum of two years with the option to extend. From July 2021, SWARCO eVolt […]

Meon launches Project Highways Zero

Highway surface specialists Meon has laucnhed Project Highways Zero, a new project aimed at highlighting how carbon savings can be made across highway and transportation infrastructure. A key milestone in the project up to now was the completion of the first independently verified white paper looking into line marking and its impact on carbon. This […]

Insights: The emerging revolution in the road construction industry

McKinsey has been considering the upcomingv trends in term sof technology in the roads sector. Four technology trends could help improve road functionality, construction, and maintenance, creating opportunities for greater safety, efficiency, and economic success, it said. Advances in technology will affect not only the composition and utilization of roads but also the speed and cost […]

BEAR Scotland launches scholarship in memory of former Chairman

Scottish highways maintenance contractor BEAR Scotland has launched a scholarship for civil engineering students at Edinburgh Napier University in memory of former chairman Bill Taylor, who died in 2016. The Bill Taylor Scholarship (BEAR Scotland) will provide £3400 to support an undergraduate through the latter years of their degree from the 2021-22 academic year onwards. The scholarship in his […]

Governments should continue to reallocate road space to alternative modes of transport to improve the environment, says new report

Governments must reallocate road space to help create healthier cities and improve the enviornment, according to a new  published by the International Transport Forum.  The report focuses on how government’s around the globe can further reduce car dependency and said to achive this, they must first ensure there is ‘adequate’ levels of car-free accessibility provided through […]

Welsh Government asked to ‘look again’ at A55 expansion plans

A £300m road building scheme that would see ancient woodland being disturbed, should be paused while further traffic studies are done and its value for money reconsidered, a Senedd committee has recommended. The Senedd’s Petitions committee has told ministers to look again at the project with a detailed re-assessment of costs and to stop any […]


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