Costain appoints Andy Clarke as its new Integrated Transport Director

Costain has appointed Andy Clarke as integrated transport director. The creation of this new role reflects the importance placed by the business on working collaboratively with a range of partners to transform the customer experience of transport – helping to catalyse the green transport revolution, said the company. Mr Clarke said: “At Costain, we see […]

Acklea “ramps up sustainability” with 7.2t recyclable plastic Traffic Management Vehicles

Traffic management vehicle company Acklea has announced it’s increasing production of its plastic-bodied 7.2 tonne commercial vehicles, saying demand for more lightweight, fuel-efficient and lower-emission vehicles is increasing among highways and infrastructure providers. It says the significantly reduced weight and recyclable body means these trucks use less diesel and are more environmentally-friendly. They are also […]

Warrington highways team wins praise for work on car park

A Warrington Borough Council highways team has been praised by local councillors following the refurbishment of the Forge cark park in the Stockton Heath area. Workers resurfaced and re-marked the car park which is situated in a busy area of Stockton Heath. Cllr Peter Walker said: “We have written to David Boyer, the Council’s Director of […]

Competition winners to deliver UK’s first hydrogen transport trials in Tees Valley

Hydrogen transport pilots in the Tees Valley area will establish the UK as a leader in the technology and propel us towards our net zero goals, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said today (17 August 2021), as he unveiled the winners of a £2.5 million R&D competition. The successful trials will lead to supermarkets, emergency services and […]

Major resilience and safety scheme on A55 “progressing well”

The Welsh Government’s Minister for North Wales says a £30m scheme on the A55 to improve safety, further protect against flooding and provide a new active travel route is progressing well. Lesley Griffiths’s comments came during a visit to the Aber to Tai’r Meibion scheme, which is aimed at improving safety and resilience along a […]

New data reveals Dartford Crossing carrying more food and goods

The role of the Dartford Crossing in keeping goods and people moving during and after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic has been revealed in new data released by Highways England. The figures show that despite the restrictions put in place in England, the crossing regularly carried more traffic than it was designed for and […]

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