Go-Ahead targets career switchers with commitment to hire 1,100 apprentices this year alone

Go-Ahead has set a target to hire 1,100 bus and rail apprentices in 2022. It is encouraging applicants from all ages and career backgrounds. The announcement comes in advance of National Apprenticeship Week, a government-led initiative that highlights the positive impact of apprenticeships across the UK. The group is the biggest provider of apprentice training […]

Kent County Council awards Dover Fastrack project to Colas

Construction of Dover Fastrack, Kent’s first zero-emission bus service connecting Whitfield with Dover town centre and Dover Priory railway station is to start this month following the award of the construction contract to Colas UK Projects Ltd by Kent County Council (KCC). Work will begin on the scheme this month and is expected to take […]

How technology has changed mobility for the better – Jennie Martin 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! “20 years ago, the ITS sector itself wasn’t even 20 years old, so what we’ve achieved in less than 40 years, it’s really quite amazing,” explains ITS (UK) Secretary General Jennie Martin on this week’s Highways Voices podcast. “20 years ago, […]

£43m of sustainable transport schemes to be decided by West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Nearly £43m of sustainable transport schemes will go before a West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) committee next week. Members will be asked to progress three transport schemes at the WYCA’s Place, Regeneration and Housing Committee on Monday 7 February. The plans, reports Public Sector Executive include: *A £22.56m scheme (including £20.5m of WYCA funding) to […]

Re-flow field management unveils powerful new Form Builder

Field management specialists, Re-flow, has announced the debut the newest addition to its field management software platform. Completely free of charge, the software aims to put more power into the hands of its users through the implementation of a brand-new form builder. Its intuitive block-based system means users can start building simple forms within seconds. […]

New executive director for Road Safety GB

Road Safety GB has announced James Gibson as its new executive director, replacing Alan Kennedy who will retire from the role in March after a long and successful time in the post. Mr Gibson has worked in the road safety profession for more than 20 years, in both local government and the police. He joins […]

WMCA gains national recognition for plans to tackle climate change

The West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) plans to tackle climate change have seen it rated as one of the nation’s top performers. The WMCA was by far the highest ranked combined authority in the country with a score of 89% in a study published by not-for-profit organisation, Climate Emergency UK. The WMCA’s high score also […]

Lockdowns lower greenhouse gas emissions but transport pollution still a threat, says new report

The lockdowns associated with the pandemic have left Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions 9.5% lower in 2020 compared to 2019 but transport emissions are still on the rise. The fall in emissions followed work-from-home and stay-at-home measures that led to major declines in emissions from transport, which is the most polluting sector of the economy following the phasing-out of […]

Sustainable transport future mapped out for Glasgow

Glasgow’s new transport strategy has mapped a course to a city network that tackles poverty, supports economic success, creates thriving, liveable neighbourhoods and plays a central role in the fight against climate change. Following extensive consultation and preparation over the past year, a final policy framework for the Glasgow Transport Strategy has been set-out that […]


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