Queensferry Crossing now successfully protected from the wind

The Queensferry Crossing has remained open in high winds on more than 100 occasions when the Forth Road Bridge is likely to have closed to some or all traffic. The landmark was reached during storms in early February, which brought winds gusting up to 68mph to the Forth Bridges. The Queensferry Crossing is fitted with […]

Swindon Borough Council awards new public transport interchange to Colas

Swindon Borough Council has announced that the contract to create the new public transport interchange in Swindon town centre has been awarded to Colas Projects Ltd. The Fleming Way Bus Boulevard scheme, which has been developed by Swindon Borough Council, will see Fleming Way completely transformed to accommodate all bus services in the town and […]

A roadside challenge for Highways News readers 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! “If you’re out on your travels, know that there is a site in the locality and can just pop in and take a photograph.” That’s how, according to Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Chairman David Tarrant, Highways Voices listeners and Highways News […]

Birmingham makes more progress with School Streets

Five more schools in Birmingham will benefit from School Streets next month.  The aim is to make it easier and safer for children to commute to school sustainably by protecting children from road accidents and pollution. Prior to making a Car-Free School Street permanent, The Active Wellbeing Society holds a day’s active travel closure on each […]

Transport authorities call for powers to ensure e-scooter services meet local needs

The Urban Transport Group is calling for a new national enabling framework to give locally accountable transport authorities the option to regulate key aspects of micromobility rental services (like e-scooters) in line with local needs and circumstances, in a new report, published today.  The new powers would give authorities the option of regulating the number […]

Aggregate Industries launches UK’s first ever commercially available biogenic asphalt

As part of its ongoing commitment to decarbonising the construction industry, leading building materials supplier Aggregate Industries has further developed its SuperLow product range with the launch of the UK’s first commercially available biogenic asphalt. SuperLow-Carbon asphalt has been developed in partnership with Shell Bitumen as a pioneering product for more sustainable pavement projects. In […]

Waymo and Cruise get permission to charge for driverless rides in California

Google’s sister company Waymo and General Motors subsidiary Cruise have taken the next step on their business journeys to deliver driverless taxi services by getting permission to charge for rides in parts of California. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued “Drivered Deployment permits” to allow for passenger service in autonomous vehicles, although it […]


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