On-street EV chargepoint pilot in Hampshire

As part of Hampshire County Council’s carbon emissions plans across the local area, 50 new on-street EV chargepoints will be installed in Eastleigh and Winchester as part of a pilot scheme. The move will see a pilot scheme involving the installation of two different types of on-street EV chargepoints: streetlighting columns, which will be used […]

Over £40 million for zero emission buses in Scotland

The Scottish Government has awarded £40.5 million through a second round of the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme (SULEBS). This is the largest investment yet through the SULEBS programme, and will support operators in replacing 215 old diesel buses with new battery-electric models. This is a substantial increase on the 57 buses supported through the […]

Re-flow joins Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme

Re-flow joins Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme Workflow management software speacialist, Re-flow, has joined the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS). The scheme provides voluntary accreditation for fleet operators to raise quality levels within its fleet operations. As a software company Re-flow don’t have any vehicles on the road; but with many of its clients like Toppesfield, […]

Comprehensive resurfacing and repair programme announced by Wokingham Borough Council

Sixty seven roads will be improved and renewed as part of Wokingham Borough Council’s £4.8million resurfacing programme for 2021-22.  The council will also be carrying out footway repairs at 14 locations as part of the work being undertaken, with more details on these set for release later this year. “We have an unwavering commitment to […]

University of Nottingham’s Prof Sarah Sharples to become Chief Scientific Adviser at the DfT

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and People at the University of Notingham, Professor Sarah Sharples, will become Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Transport in July 2021. As Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sharples will advise government Ministers and civil servants on all aspects of policy on science and technology, identify and share […]

Galliford Try promotes David Lowery to Managing Director of its Highways business

Galliford Try has announced it has appointed David Lowery as the new Managing Director of its Highways business. Mr Lowery joined Galliford Try earlier this year after being identified as a successor to Duncan Elliott, who made a decision last year to step down and pursue new opportunities, following a successful period in charge of […]

John Sisk & Son appoint new Regional Director

John Sisk & Son has announced the appointment of Nick Summerfield as a new Regional Director in the North West. Mr Summerfield has over 30 years construction experience across commercial, residential, industrial, defence and education sectors and has delivered a host of high-profile projects including, Trafford Townhall, Media City, Manchester and Liverpool Commercial District. He will be […]

Tarmac helps Leicestershire’s drive towards greener roads

Tarmac is helping Leicestershire County Council to deliver greener roads with the biggest supply to date of a new rubberised asphalt for the resurfacing of the A426 Blaby Bypass. With 4,800 tonnes supplied, the asphalt incorporates rubber from approximately 3,300 waste car tyres. Locally supplied from the leading sustainable construction solutions company’s Mountsorrel Quarry near […]

Parkopedia producing indoor mapping services for navigation

Parking information company Parkopedia has is launching indoor mapping technology for in-vehicle navigation use. The maps are based on high-definition 3D models of indoor parking facilities, where GPS signal is typically restricted. The company says it’s developed the maps because indoor parking facilities currently present many challenges for drivers. These include navigation system blackouts, finding […]


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