Gaist: Empowering councils with comprehensive roads data

Reliable, safe roads are fundamental to our everyday lives and to flourishing communities and economies. Their performance and condition hinges on the decisions of their owners and operators. Every day, local authorities face the same challenging questions: Which roads to prioritise for treatments? How to defend those decisions? How to apportion resources and grapple with […]

<strong>Faithful+Gould appointed by National Highways to provide support on vital strategic roads project</strong>

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed by National Highways to provide commercial management services to support the multi-billion pound investment strategy to improve the UK’s Strategic Road Network (SRN). The appointment creates a partnership which will spearhead a step-change in the way commercial services are delivered to National Highways, with a […]

National Highways announces further consultation on Lower Thames Crossing

National Highways has today announced details of a further round of public consultation on the Lower Thames Crossing, giving local communities the chance to have their say on some refinements to the project. The local refinement consultation is taking place to share a number of updates made to the project based on feedback from a […]

<strong>Rail stations supporting micro-mobility solutions</strong>

Increased awareness of global environmental challenges is resulting in commuters changing their behaviour and increasing their use of bicycles and other micro-mobility vehicles. Whilst the requirement for increased availability of safe and convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging is well understood, it is just as applicable to e-bikes, which are the most highly sold EV in […]

DfT’s Darren Capes chosen as future IHE President

The Institute of Highway Engineers has chosen Department for Transport ITS Policy lead Darren Capes as its next Junior Vice President. The appointment, following a ballot of members, is the first step on the cycle to become President of the organisation. Current President Stephen Webb of WSP will step down in June, and be replaced […]

50 historic rail bridges and tunnels could escape National Highways demolition

50 railway structures earmarked for demolition or infilling may now be spared after an independent review found that they could be used within for active travel schemes. The website New Civil Engineer reports a government-ordered review carried out by Sustrans concludes that two-thirds of the 75 structures earmarked by National Highways for demolition or infilling […]

Scotland introduces 36 e-bike projects

The Scottish Government has announced it has provided over £825,000 to support 36 innovative e-bike projects across Scotland, with projects for disabled people and rural communities leading the way. The latest round of the eBike Grant Fund, delivered by Energy Saving Trust, has successfully delivered 216 e-bikes, 56 e-cargo bikes and 34 adapted cycles to […]

Ford takes steps towards all-electric future

Ford have announced moves toward an all-electric future in Europe, which will see the company transformed and offering a new generation of seven, all-electric, fully-connected passenger vehicles and vans by 2024. reports the announcement builds on the recent news that the company has created a new global business unit – Ford Model e – […]


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