South West Infrastructure Partnership warns decarbonisation must be supported by a new mindset

Infrastructure engineers and professionals across the South West are being urged to embrace a ‘net-zero mindset’ to support decarbonisation in the region. Without a new approach, the South West Infrastructure Partnership (SWIP) – a leadership organisation who work together to plan and develop infrastructure across the South West – is warning that the region will […]

Glasgow launches city-wide active travel network

Plans to build a city-wide network of active travel infrastructure for all parts of Glasgow have been unveiled. Released as part of a new strategy to promote active travel in Glasgow, the plans will add 270km of high quality cycleways and improved footways along main roads in Glasgow. Intended to support a crucial shift to […]

Equal distance of Kent to Bristol covered in county surface treatment works

Highways officers in Kent have completed an annual round of road repairs using methods which will make road conditions last longer, for less cost and achieving significant carbon reductions, according to the council. Kent County Council’s highways department has treated the equivalent of 127 miles of road, an equal distance from the county to Bristol, […]

Commercial partner award completes Lower Thames Crossing integrated client team

National Highways has announced that Turner & Townsend Limited has been awarded the £23.3 million commercial partner contract on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing scheme, the most ambitious roads project for a generation.  The award of this contract marks the completion of the Lower Thames Crossing integrated client team, comprised of National Highways, a technical […]

Multevo launches world’s first high performance, low emission, multi-purpose highway maintenance machine

Multevo has developed the world’s first Hydrohog – a high performance and multi-purpose highway maintenance machine with ultra-low emissions displacing diesel by up to 40% through dual-fuel diesel/hydrogen technology. The Hydrohog is capable of undertaking arduous applications such as road planing and snow blowing as well as heavy duty flail mowing and flood water pumping by interchanging […]

The road to better roads on this week’s Highways Voices

It’s the most important ingredient of a road, but is often the forgotten part of the transport industry – this week Asphalt takes centre stage on Highways Voices. The President of the Institute of Asphalt Technology, Brian Downes (pictured), is Paul Hutton’s guest on the podcast this week who tells Paul how the industry has […]

GM Clean Air Zone Financial Support Scheme for HGVs to launch in November

A scheme for HGVs to apply for funding support is being planned by Transport for Greater Manchester to help hauliers deal with the region’s new Clean Air Zone. TfGM says the Clean Air Zone, launching on 30 May 2022, is a “key component of Greater Manchester’s green revolution”, helping to tackle the problem of air […]

September best ever month for new EV sales

According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), September was the best month ever for new electric vehicle sales. TransportandEnergy.com reports that with a market share of 15.2%, 32,721 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) joined the road in September, reflecting the wide range of models now available and growing consumer appetite. September […]

GM to predict driverless revenues of $50bn

General Motors’ majority-owned driverless car subsidiary Cruise is expected to tell investors that it sees a path for its ride-hailing business to reach $50 billion (£37 billion) in revenue as the company ramps up over the next couple of years. Bloomberg is reporting that Cruise Chief Executive Officer Dan Ammann is expected to say the […]

Amey pushes green ambitions

The infrastructure services and engineering company Amey says it is stepping up its green ambition in the run up to COP26 to meet the growing demand for innovative solutions to meet climate challenges. Amey’s green ambition is set out in its Social Value Plan and its recently launched Roadmap to Net Zero. Amey has committed to reducing […]

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