First Oxfordshire bus summit discusses future of public transport

Oxfordshire’s inaugural bus summit has been hailed a success after bringing together a host of organisations to discuss how to improve public transport in the county. Layla Moran MP, representatives from Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach, bus user groups, health services, employers and the city’s universities attended the event at […]

RSTA reminds authorities and road operators to use grit dust on melting roads

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) is reminding members to advise their customers that using grit dust on the roads during high temperatures can help keep the road network from melting excessively. The dust, which can be applied through gritters, should be a 3mm down of granite or equivalent material and not salt as suggested […]

National Highways’ bridge schemes shortlisted for South West engineering awards

National Highways’ projects to modify and refurbish three bridges in the South West have been shortlisted for regional engineering awards. The Institution of Civil Engineers has shortlisted the A38 Mowhay footbridge scheme Plymouth for the Sub £8 million category, while the 18-month refurbishment of the two M5 Junction 11 bridges has been nominated in the […]

The amount of cyclists in Glasgow increases by 300% in three years

An important active travel route in Glasgow has been praised for improving the number of cyclists on the road. The Garscube Road route has seen a massive rise in a short space of time. It has has gone from seeing around 939 cyclists per week in 2019 to 3,416 per week in 2022. The route […]

<strong>Marlborough Highways launches fully funded training programme in partnership with Shaw Trust</strong><strong></strong>

Marlborough Highways has partnered with Ixion, part of Shaw Trust, to deliver a two-week construction programme for the residents of the London Boroughs of Haringey, Hackney, and Newham. Taking place at Marlborough’s Garman Road office in Tottenham and starting on 25 July 2022, the scheme forms part of the Shaw Trust Construction Academy, and will help attendees gain experience and qualifications, […]

New THINK! campaign launched to improve road safety for those most at risk

People driving, walking and cycling are being encouraged to give space and be considerate to other road users in the Government’s latest THINK! road safety campaign. The ‘Travel Like You Know Them’ campaign will promote the recent changes to the Highway Code, aimed at improving road safety for people walking, cycling and horse riding. The […]

Wejo launches historic traffic patterns product

Manchester-based global smart mobility company Wejo Group has launched Wejo Historic Traffic Patterns, offering the ability to request specific data and insights from highly granular and accurate historic traffic patterns from any specific location in the US, even if no monitors or sensors were previously installed. This historic traffic pattern data, which can be attributed […]

Road freight prices “crisis” as fuel costs break records

The average price-per-mile for haulage and courier vehicles has jumped from 103.1 points in June 2019 to 122.0 points in June 2022, according to the TEG Price Index – a rise of 18% over the three-year period. In the last year alone, the TEG index shows a year-on-year price-per-mile increase of 4.3 points. This surge […]

GRAHAM records ‘strong and sustainable’ financial growth figures

The construction company GRAHAM has reported what it is calling “strong and sustainable” financial growth in its latest published accounts for the financial year up to 31st March 2022, reporting revenue reaching £948m.   It says this marks a £141.9m (17.6%) increase in the leading contractor’s turnover from the 2021 reporting period (2021 – £808.1m). In […]

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