Amey continues to gear up for a green fuel future with new electric vehicle trial

Amey is set to start a trial later this month with 10 electric vehicles across five of its UK contracts to help understand what requirements are needed to transition from fossil fuel to electric to power its fleet of maintenance vehicles. The trial will see 10 Vauxhall eVivaros electric vehicles used across Amey’s Highways, Waste […]

New funding agreement reached for TfL

An agreement has been reached with the Government today (1 June 2021), which extends its financial support to Transport for London (TfL) to 11 December 2021. London’s Transport Commissioner Andy Byford said: “The pandemic – during which our staff have worked so magnificently to keep London moving – has shown our financial model, with such […]

Birmingham launches CAZ

Birmingham City Council has launched its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) today (June 1), which requires drivers of older cars, vans and trucks to pay a daily fee to enter the city’s centre. Restrictions apply to all roads within Birmingham’s A4540 Middleway Ring Road, except the ring road itself. The CAZ is operational 24 hours a […]

Infrastructure-led recovery, but growing cost pressures, says latest CECA Workload Trends Survey

Civil engineering contractors today reported that the infrastructure-driven economic recovery in Britain continues but that growing demand is driving costs up.   Results from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)’s Workload Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2021 showed that contractors’ workloads rose in annual terms in Q1, according to 29% of British companies, […]

Cheshire West and Chester Council is on a mission to clean 86,650 gullies before next spring

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Highways Service has started its gully (grid) cleansing programme and plans to clean a total of 86,650 grids across the borough at least once before March 2022. The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, Councillor Karen Shore said: “Gully, or grid, maintenance is an […]

Greater Manchester to create 50 School Streets

Greater Manchester (GM) has secured £500,000 to deliver 50 School Streets to help transform the school run, enable healthier lifestyles and tackle air pollution, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced. The city region-wide initiative will enable tens of thousands of Greater Manchester children to breathe cleaner air on the school run – with at […]

Tarmac opens dedicated occupational health and wellbeing facility at National Skills and Safety Park

Tarmac has opened a new occupational health and wellbeing facility at its industry-leading National Skills and Safety Park training facility in Nottinghamshire. Tarmac’s senior vice president Peter Buckley joined colleagues and a group of Tarmac’s Future Leaders to officially open the occupational health facility on Wednesday, 26 May. Created to support Tarmac’s commitment to investing […]

Carnell appoint new Managing Director

Andrew Sharp has been appointed Managing Director of Carnell. The company said he will work in a Deputy Managing Director role with current incumbent, Aidan Clarke until September. After over 25 years in charge, Aidan Clarke has decided it’s time to move on and take on other challenges and opportunities. He said “I am proud of […]

TfL planning to add e-bikes to hire scheme

Transport for London has announced it’s planning to add electric bikes e-bikes to its cycle hire fleet for the first time. It’s agreed an extension to Santander’s sponsorship of the bike hire network and says it is working on plans to introduce around 500 electric bikes into the scheme from next summer. It says that […]


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