Gaist partnership with Confirm promises to drive forward asset management

The ability of local authorities to effectively manage their infrastructure assets is to take a significant step forward following a partnership between Gaist and the leading asset management software platform, Confirm. The partnership will see Gaist’s detailed and high-definition data about the roads and roadside infrastructure, made available through the Confirm platform. Confirm, which was […]

ITS World Congress announces new partner and launches congress app

The organisers of next month’s ITS World Congress in Hamburg, ERTICO – ITS Europe have confirmed German rail company Deutsche Bahn as a partner. “As one of the world’s largest mobility and logistics service providers, Deutsche Bahn is a proud partner of the 2021 ITS World Congress in Hamburg,” ERTICO says in a statement. “At […]

Winvic Wins Place on Major National Highways Framework

Following Highways England’s rebrand to National Highways and its decision to change its current contract mechanisms, Winvic Construction Ltd has been awarded two Lot contracts across four regions within the new Scheme Delivery Framework (SDF). Winvic is one of 50 contractors to deliver £3.6 billion of road renewal works on England’s motorways and trunk roads […]

TTF releases Congestion Challenge event update

The Transport Technology Forum has shared more details of its in-person Congestion Challenge event at the National Railway Museum in York on 21 October. Among the items on the agenda: Details of three local authority tools the Department for Transport funded through the Small Business Research Initiative An update on the new STEP real time […]

‘Greener and healthier’ approach to transport agreed by Oldham Council

Oldham Council’s cabinet has agreed a new approach that looks to get more residents walking, cycling and using public transport. Streets For All is a new Greater Manchester-wide strategy which highlights how all our streets, roads and highways can be made more accessible and cleaner. As part of the plan the council would look to […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to adopt seven private roads as part of pilot project

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has agreed pilot projects to deliver highways improvements at seven private roads, including carrying out a Welsh Government pilot for one of the locations. Each road will then be permanently adopted by the council. At their meeting this week, cabinet members considered a report proposing a pilot programme of works at […]

Glasgow to build 160 miles of cycle lanes

Glasgow City Council is set to commit to building 160 miles of cycle lanes in the city, to include existing ‘Spaces for People paths. The 160 miles of cycle routes are part of a huge mission to tackle the climate crisis and promote active travel. Details of the plans are to be included in the new draft […]

Fundamental shift in funding to local level needed to help ‘level up’ English towns, says National Infrastructure Commission

Levelling up towns will require a shift in government’s approach from announcing multiple ringfenced pots of money – many of which councils must compete over – to instead handing power to local areas to deliver their own infrastructure strategies with five-year devolved budgets, according to the UK’s official infrastructure advisers. In a report launched today, the […]

Work to start in October on new bridge near Quadring, Lincolnshire

A damaged bridge in Quadring Eaudike will be replaced in October, according to Lincolnshire County Council. The northern side of the Bedford bridge partially collapsed in late 2019 and was temporarily repaired. Now the structure is to be fully replaced with a new wider bridge with concrete parapets. Water Gate will have to be closed […]


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