Industry shows overwhelming support for Highways Heroes Awards

Safer Highways has announced the first sponsors for its Highways Heroes Awards, as the industry moves to support the event set up to recognise the people put to work on both the local and strategic highways networks. Ten sponsors have already confirmed their commitment to the event. They are: Amey, Arco, Balfour Beatty, Eurovia, FM […]

Kier supports Highways England to find innovative products that tackle graffiti

Kier Highways is supporting Highways England in a bid to tackle unsightly graffiti on the bridges and near roads it is responsible for, by helping find products that can successfully remove graffiti quickly and safely. Using the Innovation and Modernisation Designated Fund, Highways England, in association with Kier Highways and Connected Places Catapult recently held […]

West Midlands councils start their search for contractors as part of three year framework

Councils in the West Midlands have started their search for civil engineering and highways contractors to carry out maintenance work over the next three years as part of a £50 million framework. This will include minor works, including bridge maintenance, pavement construction, infilling of existing subways with associated demolition works and installation of drainage. The […]

Transport for West Midlands appoints interim managing director

Anne Shaw has been announced as the interim managing director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). Previously director of network resilience at TfWM for almost four years, Ms Shaw is highly experienced at managing large scale and complex transport projects. During this time she has been responsible for ensuring residents, businesses and visitors are informed […]

TfL appoints Louise Cheesman as Director of Buses

Louise Cheeseman, currently Managing Director of Hull Trains, will move to TfL at the beginning of August as its new Director of Buses. She has been Managing Director of Hull Trains since 2018 and has achieved significant improvements in both performance and customer experience, while overseeing the introduction of a new fleet of more environmentally friendly […]

In-person World Congress programme announced

The organisers of this year’s in-person ITS World Congress in Hamburg have released the event programme, and extended the early-bird rate for an extra week. ERTICO – ITS Europe say the detailed Programme includes both the high level and technical sessions for the Congress which takes place from 11-15 October 2021. “Since 1994 when the very […]

Tesla gives over-the-air autonomous update

Tesla owners are now able to use their cars’ “Autopilot’s driver-assist” features on roads outside of highways, thanks to those who have purchased the option receiving an over-the-air upgrade of their software. However, Engineering and Technology (eandt.theiet.org) reports that the Tesla founder Elon Musk has stressed on Twitter that the software is still just in […]

Drivers “don’t understand LTN signage”

A new survey suggests that half of drivers do not understand the “no motor vehicles” signs used around Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, with nearly three-in-ten wrongly thinking it means “cars and motorcycles only”. A YouGov survey of more than 2,000 motorists carried out this month suggests that 10% of drivers said the sign did not represent […]

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