Oxfordshire County Council cabinet proposes investments in greener, fairer and healthier priorities and plans to meet future funding challenges

Updated budget proposals for 2022/23 to help make the county greener, fairer and healthier along with careful plans to meet current and future financial challenges have been proposed by Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet. Challenges include uncertainty over government funding for all local authorities, the ongoing impact of COVID-19 that continues to place pressures on the county […]

Amey Consulting models future strategic transport planning in Worcestershire

Amey Consulting has announced its partnership with Worcestershire County Council (WCC) to develop and deliver a new five-year strategic transport model, that will help transform future strategic transport planning in the Worcestershire area.  This significant piece of innovative work will help WCC understand transport patterns and impact of regional developments, underpinning all future funding applications. The […]

Footage shows giant steel beams installed for new £61m Coventry flyover

Over two weekends last December, specialist teams used a 750-tonne crane to lift 32 beams – weighing a combined 720 tonnes – into place at Binley junction, Coventry. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/j2gE2kSyWpM?enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk&rel=0&disablekb=1&modestbranding=1&channel&widgetid=1 The scheme is part of a congestion-busting upgrade to alleviate queues for drivers. This means that drivers staying on the A46 will not need to slow […]

HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions to enter highways sector

Infrastructure project specialist, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions has announced its intention to explore opportunities in UK highways maintenance market. Following extensive research HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions (UK) Ltd are set to invest in the UK highways operations and maintenance market. HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions provides everything from a single source, from financing to planning, construction and operation of […]

ITS (UK) Forum meeting hears why private logistics firms benefit when sharing their data

Freight and logistics experts in the UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems Industry Association have been presented with a compelling case for haulage firms to share more data to make their industry more efficient. The ITS (UK) Freight Forum meeting heard from Connected Places Catapult Principal Engineer Shyful Choudhury who outlined a new project he’s running to […]

How to make streets smarter on this week’s Highways Voices

Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! “The Manual for Smart Streets is intended to provide guidance to support local authorities in implementing technology that supports traffic management and the operation of streets,” explains New Mobility Technology Integration expert Daniel Hobbs of the Connected Places Catapult on this […]

Safety experts warn of the danger of upbeat music when driving

A group of researchers including road safety expert Nick Reed of Reed Mobility have discovered that fast-tempo music can make people worse drivers in urban areas. The study, undertaken at Brunel University, tested people’s driving styles in a simulator while playing them fast music, slow music and no music. People listening to fast tempo music […]

TRL demonstrates hydrogen-powered ship solution

A consortium of partners led by TRL and part-funded by Innovate UK has announced the UK’s first demonstration of zero-emission marine technology in the Tees Valley as an example of how the freight sector could use hydrogen technology to decarbonise. In a bid to show the path available for the maritime sector to decarbonise, the […]


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