Amey Consulting launches Civil Engineering degree apprenticeship programme

Amey Consulting has welcomed its first cohort of students to its Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship programme. Working in partnership with The School of Energy, Construction and Environment at Coventry University, the programme is designed to help bring new talent into the industry, support the skills gap, encourage diversity, and foster local skills in regional areas. […]

Help us create a greener, safer, digital future says HE Chief Executive Nick Harris, as he lauches new Innovation and Research Strategy

Highways England Interim Chief Executive Nick Harris has called on the whole supply chain to ‘help us create a greener, safer, digital future for the national road network, as it launches its new Innovation and Research Strategy. Design, construction and maintenance, connected and autonomous vehicles, customer mobility, energy and environment and operations are all central […]

Entries open for ITS (UK) Awards 2021

Nominations for the five categories in the prestigious ITS (UK) Awards have opened, ahead of an in-person ceremony in November to celebrate the industry’s contribution to our transport network. There are three categories for projects: •          UK ITS Project of the Year Award •          The Inclusive Mobility Award •          Innovative Use of Technology Award for […]

West Yorkshire Combined Authority to invest over £19 million in walking and cycling

Walking and cycling schemes totalling more than £19.4 million have moved a step closer, following a meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee. This includes a £7.831 million (including £7.361 million of Combined Authority funding) scheme to boost cycling and walking access between Skipton Rail Station, the bus station and the town centre. […]

TfL’s credit rating downgraded

The credit rating agency Moody’s has downgraded Transport for London’s debt, saying that the transport network’s finances have “been durably and materially weakened by the pandemic”. London’s financial paper City AM reports the agency said that the government’s unwillingness to provide “clarity” on the operator’s long-term finances meant that “this erosion in its financial strength […]

£48 million investment in highways and transport in Nottinghamshire

A total of £48m will be invested into the highways and transport network throughout Notts for 2021/2022, following the approval of the provisional Highways Capital and Revenue Programme at the Transport and Environment Committee. A further funding announcement is expected by the new administration as well, which will build on the extra £24 million invested […]

Councillors fear borough will be “overrun” by LTC workers

A councillor in the borough of Thurrock in southwest Essex is warning that the area many not be able to cope with the number of construction workers building the Lower Thames Crossing and a theme park across the Thames in north Kent. Local paper the Echo reports that Chris Stratford, senior consultant advising Thurrock Council […]

Grid Smarter Cities climbs IP league table

Newcastle-based technology house and smart city solution provider Grid Smart Cities has climbed to its highest ranking in he Metis Partners IP100 Intellectual Property League Table. The company’s ranked sixth in the top 100 for their solutions that offer the “unique ability to carve out new space in the smart city landscape, proactively solving problems […]

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