VINCI Highways announces the acquisition of remaining 70% stake in TollPlus

VINCI Highways has announced the acquisition of the 70% stake it did not already hold in TollPlus Inc, a software company that specialises in toll road back-office systems and mobility solutions. Holder since 2016 of a strategic stake of 30% in the capital of TollPlus, VINCI Highways has been successfully developing in the free-flow market […]

Cheshire East Council ‘deeply disappointed’ to miss out on bus-boosting funding 

Cheshire East Council has expressed its disappointment at missing out on government funding to help transform local bus services.  The government has announced that only 31 counties, city regions and unitary authorities have been chosen for funding to level up their local bus services as part of Whitehall’s ‘Bus Back Better’ transformation programme. Cheshire East was […]

Traffic management, modelling and the next gen connectivity 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! In this Highways Voices we return to Amsterdam for more conversation from the exhibition floor of the huge Intertraffic event. We talk to the CEO of Yunex, Marcus Schlitt about the pace of change in the newly-branded company and then CEO […]

Lancashire County Council cabinet to consider further £10m package of highway improvements

Lancashire County Council has revealed plans for a further £10m-plus package of improvements to highways over the next year, taking the total investment to more than £30m. The extra cash is a major boost to the county’s road maintenance plans and follows final confirmation of the Department for Transport’s annual allocation. Councillors gave the green […]

Cheshire East unveils its highways works programme for 2022-23

Cheshire East Council has outlined its planned works programme for highways in 2022-23. The authority identifies and prioritises what highways maintenance, repairs and improvements to do each year and allocates the available budget for work programmes in accordance with its asset management approach.  Each month the full works programme will be updated and re-issued to […]

Rest and Be Thankful diversion owner gets £1m

It’s emerged nearly £1 million has been paid out to the owner of a diversion route used during the closure of the landslip prone A83 Rest and Be Thankful road in Scotland. The Press and Journal reports that total payments have been made over the last six years, with annual instalments being transferred to the […]

National Highways funding gives the ‘green’ light to Cornwall eco improvements

National Highways has invested £785,000 to work with Cornwall Wildlife Trust to deliver environmental and biodiversity schemes bordering the A30 in mid-Cornwall. As part of its Designated Funding programme, National Highways has confirmed the investment from its Environment and wellbeing fund for the Trust to restore and recreate 16.8 hectares of woodland, orchard, grassland and […]

National Highways calls for professional drivers feedback

National Highways has launched an online professional driver community to gauge the views across the sector. The online community will be accessible via an app or web browser and has been created to allow professional drivers to share their views about England’s motorways and major A roads. Freda Rashdi Head of Customer Journeys at National […]


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