Successful funding bid set to bring 159 electric buses to Oxfordshire

A fleet of 159 state of the art electric buses is set to serve Oxford and its surrounding areas after a bid for government funding was approved. Oxfordshire County Council has been awarded £32.8 million from the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme. Along with £6m from the council itself and £43.7m from bus […]

Vaisala launches Wx Horizon Premium and a cutting-edge Ground Cast Sensor, delivering ‘world-class’ actionable observations and insights for winter maintenance

Vaisala, the global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, today announced the launch of Vaisala Wx Horizon Premium, the latest subscription tier of its weather hazard information system for winter road maintenance organizations. Vaisala’s new Ground Cast Sensor is automatically integrated to Wx Horizon Premium which fuses local observation data with two of Vaisala’s […]

Underspending by Cambridgeshire Council could help future highway repairs

Cambridgeshire Council has reported that a forecasted a end of year underspend of £15.7m which could partly be used to accelerate highways maintenance plans across Cambridgeshire. The underspend, which is the result of the short-term implications of the pandemic will also be sued to and future proof Cambridgeshire County Council’s ambitious improvements against rising costs, […]

Rochdale Borough Council brings highway maintenance delivery in-house

Rochdale Borough Council’s highways maintenance will be delivered by the council from next month after the service was brought back in-house. Councillor Danny Meredith, the council’s cabinet member for Highways, hailed the move as the start of a new era of improved service delivery. From 1 April 2022 responsibility for pothole repairs, gritting, drainage maintenance work […]

£2m allocated to make Scotland cycling friendly

Over £2 million has been allocated to employers, health and social care providers, social housing residences, community groups, schools and campuses to make it easier and more accessible for more people to cycle. The funding, from the Scottish Government’s active travel budget, has been awarded to 194 organisations and has the potential to benefit more […]

Volvo Trucks partners with SWARCO to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Volvo Trucks has partnered with SWARCO Smart Charging and Clarke EV to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure at 27 of its wholly-owned dealerships in the UK, as part of a million-pound investment to support the move to an electric courtesy car fleet. Clarke EV is installing 180 SWARCO Smart Charging EV charging points, including a […]

Durham County Council awards NSL parking enforcement contract

Durham County Council has awarded NSL, a Marston Holdings company, a five-year contract for the provision of parking enforcement services. The two organisations have been working in partnership since 2000 and, under the new contract, NSL will continue to provide enforcement of on and off-street parking regulations, including the management of park and ride sites […]

Atkins complete 1,000th Stations Accessibility Audit of UK rail stations

Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has completed the 1,000th stations accessibly audit at Oban railway station in Scotland, as part of a Government programme to boost inclusivity across the transportation network. The audit – which was originally pledged in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail – will help identify improvements and highlight […]


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