e-scooter use surges in September

The micro-mobility company Dott has reported a surge in demand as workers return to their offices after the summer holidays. It says in the first half of September, there has been a 46% increase in rider numbers across Europe compared to an equivalent period before the summer holidays. Compared to the same period in last […]

West Midlands 5G wins smart city award

The body established to accelerate the benefits of 5G connectivity in the West Midlands, WM5G has won the Smart City Initiative Award at the Connected Britain Awards 2021, in recognition of its development and roll-out of a range 5G-enabled projects to discover innovative transport solutions across the Midlands region. WM5G supports 14 revolutionary 5G-enabled road […]

Gaist helps shape transport’s future with SMLL tie-up

The roadscape technology company Gaist says it’s set to play a central role in the next wave of intelligent mobility developments, following a collaboration with the world-leading testbed, the Smart Mobility Living Lab. The SMLL is to integrate Gaist’s Roads as a Service (“RaaS”) providing a number rich datasets and insight into its lab testbed: […]

Shortlisted bidders on £1.9 billion Lower Thames Crossing Roads Contracts announced

National Highways has announced today the five companies shortlisted for the two road contracts worth a combined £1.9 billion to design and build routes north and south of the River Thames on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, the most ambitious roads project for a generation. The following construction and engineering companies will be invited to […]

Cardiff Council looking for contractors for new South East & Mid Wales Highways and Civil Engineering Framework

Cardiff Councils is looking for contractors to tender for the next iteration of the South East & Mid Wales Highways and Civil Engineering Framework (SEWH). The council is looking for pre-qualified and suitably experienced contractors with expertise in highways and civil engineering activities. The Framework Contractors and Participating Employers will look to develop good working […]

Insulate Britain activists face jail if they continue to block roads

National Highways has been granted a court injunction against Insulate Britain activists who’ve been regularly blocking the M25 over the last two weeks, meaning they could face imprisonment if they carry on. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has tweeted “Invading a motorway is reckless & puts lives at risk. I asked National Highways to seek an […]

Jacobs wins 13 positions on TfL’s Engineering Consultancy Framework

Consultancy form Jacobs has secured 13 positions on Transport for London’s (TfL) Engineering Consultancy Framework, maintaining the company’s position as a key provider of professional services to London’s Integrated Transport Authority. The company’s contract include key Framework Lots of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering and Rail Services, Transport and non-Transport Architecture and Cyber Security Engineering. TfL estimates the framework will operate for […]

National Highways planning £1bn technology framework

National Highways is about to launch a new four-year traffic technology framework worth around a billion pounds. It’s looking for tech suppliers to support its strategy of building, maintaining and improving roads, operating the road network and providing services, such as journey information, to road users. It’s issued a contract notice to inform the market […]

Recycled rubber asphalt used for the first time in West Yorkshire

A road in Bradford has become the first in West Yorkshire to be resurfaced with an innovative and sustainable asphalt manufactured from waste tyres.    A section of Otley Road in Eldwick has recently been resurfaced by Bradford Council’s Highway Maintenance North team using a product that has been developed by Tarmac and uses granulated rubber […]

Children from Brighton & Hove design their dream streets for Car Free Day

Children from Brighton & Hove have been designing their ‘dream streets’ to celebrate this year’s Car Free Day, which takes place today. Young people from Carlton Hill, Elm Grove and St Luke’s primary schools were asked to draw what their perfect street would look like and have them displayed as part of an exhibition at Jubilee […]


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