£11.6m boost for local authorities to tackle air pollution

Local authorities across England have been granted more than £11 million in government funding to deliver projects to improve air quality. The money, from the Government’s Air Quality Grant, helps councils develop and implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities and reduce the impact of dirty air on people’s health. More than double the funding […]

Lead Designer appointed for Avenues Plus project in Glasgow

Ironside Farrar Limited has been appointed as the lead designer to work across the four locations on this project. The Avenues Plus project is a £21.4million Sustrans-funded project under the Places for Everyone programme. The project will add to the Glasgow City Region City Deal-funded Avenues programme in the city centre to link with neighbouring […]

New Jenoptik cameras “powerful addition” to road safety toolkit

Eight new fixed spot speed cameras being installed in Scotland will boost road safety and reduce deaths, according the man leading the technology installation. Geoff Collins, who is Deputy Managing Director of enforcement camera maker Jenoptik, is hailing the value of the VECTOR SR spot speed cameras, calling them “a powerful addition to the road […]

Angus Council to invest £11 million in the region’s roads infrastructure

An initial £3 million will be allocated via the 2022-23 budget for road infrastructure repairs in Augus, according to the council. In announcing the move, Finance Convener, Cllr Mark Salmond said it was intended as a first step in a bigger £11 million programme that will allow the roads service to plan future investment in the […]

ADEPT and Future Highways Research Group publish new guidance for emissions measurement

New guidance has been issued, aimed at tackling one of the most pressing issues faced by local highways authorities – consistent carbon measurement and reporting. The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) and the Future Highways Research Group (FHRG), led by Proving Services, have launched a comprehensive guidance document for Scope […]

Five in the running for Rest and Be Thankful design contract

Transport Scotland has shortlisted five sets of consultants to sort out the problems on the A87 Rest and Be Thankful road. Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited / Sweco UK Limited; Ove Arup & Fairhurst;  Atkins Limited / WSP UK Limited;  Stantec UK Ltd / RPS Consulting Services Limited and Jacobs / Aecom have been invited to […]

Balfour Beatty results “ahead of expectations”

Balfour Beatty have published full year results which show continued recovery in underlying profit from operations, reaching £197 million, compared to £51 million in 2020. The multinational infrastructure group says its underlying PFO from earnings-based businesses has reached £181 million, which is ahead of expectations. In 2020 it made £75 million, compared to £172 million […]

UCL looks at how telematics can improve road safety

University College London has received £140,000 from The Road Safety Trust to evaluate the role of telematics in reducing speed violations among drivers and riders in the delivery sector.  The project aims to explore the role of telematics in reducing speed violations amongst drivers and riders in the delivery sector and how this technology can […]


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