More than 500 residents sign up for Renfrewshire active travel reward scheme

More than 550 people in Renfrewshire are picking up rewards for getting active after signing up to teh council’s Not Far? Leave the Car campaign. The new campaign rewards people for leaving the car and choosing sustainable travel instead, such as walking, cycling  or using public transport. Any sustainable journey that means lower emissions than […]

Colas wins two RoSPA President awards

Colas has landed two internationally-recognised RoSPA President awards for demonstrating high health and safety standards over consecutive years. President’s awards are given to those who demonstrate exceptional safety standards through the consistent achievement of Gold awards. For the thirteenth year, Colas has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure […]

<strong>VINCI Highways to acquire a controlling stake in the Confederation Bridge concession in Canada</strong>

VINCI Highways has signed an agreement with OMERS Infrastructure to acquire its 65.1% stake in Strait Crossing Development Inc (SCDI), the company owning the concession contract of the Confederation Bridge until 2032. The Confederation Bridge (12.9 km) connects since 1997 Prince Edward Island Province andNew-Brunswick, spanning over the Northumberland Strait. The VINCI Group had been involved throughout […]

New local authority toolkit launched for active travel

The Government has launched new comprehensive guidance for local authorities on active travel. The guidance covers everything from the main benefits and actions for local authorities including developing a local cycling and walking infrastructure plan, developing a travel demand management plan and describing tools and funding available to them. The guidance said: “Walking and cycling […]

Aberdeen receives 22 electric double-deckers

There will be 22 new electric double-decker buses operating in Aberdeen by the end of the month following further investment by Stagecoach Bluebird. The company has invested £11.2 million in the project with £4 million support from the Scottish Government Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme. The Enviro400EV from BYD-ADL was introduced in 2019 while the Chinese-Scottish bus venture revealed a […]

Greater Manchester Mayor welcomes cycle hire milestone with 100,000km ridden

Greater Manchester’s new cycle hire scheme has reached a landmark of more than 100,000 kilometres collectively ridden since it launched to the public in November 2021 – the equivalent of a quarter of the distance to the moon or two-and-a-half times ridden around the world. Overall, there have been over 39,000 journeys taken on the […]

DfT spending £20 million to improve roadside facilities for HGV drivers

The Government has announced it’s spending £20 million to improve roadside facilities for HGV drivers, saying it’s part of continued action with industry to boost driver welfare and tackle the effects of the global driver shortage in the UK. The funding is part of National Highways’ existing £169m Users and Communities Fund, and will go […]

Two more working days to claim early bird ITS Europe rates

Time is running out to claim discounted Early Bird rates for the ITS European Congress in Toulouse next month. Those interested must register by next Tuesday, 19 April, with organiser ERTICO – ITS Europe saying there will be no extension. The organisation says attending #ITSToulouse2022 offers you the opportunity to:   Explore emerging technologies on site […]


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