Looking ahead to Highways UK on this week’s Highways Voices

“It’s a huge event – it’s the biggest we’ve done in terms of floor space,” explains Highways UK Senior Conference Producer Claudia Davidson on this week’s Highways Voices, “The biggest event that we do, as organisers.” In this podcast, we look forward to the event next week where more than six thousand people will be […]

Mark Harper named as second Transport Secretary in less than two months

Mark Harper MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Transport by new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. He was previously Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury) from May 2015 until 14 July 2016, Minister for Disabled People from July 2014 until May 2015, Minister for Immigration from September 2012 until February 2014, and Minister […]

New rapid, wireless bus charging technology introduced in London

Pantograph bus charging technology providing fast, high-power top-ups is now in operation at Bexleyheath bus garage in London. Transport for London says this is the latest chapter in its transformation to a zero-emission bus fleet, which has seen a commitment to deliver a fully zero-emission bus fleet in London by 2034, as outlined in its […]

GRAHAM begins work on M25 junction 28 upgrade

Civil engineering company GRAHAM has started work on an upgrade of the M25 junction 28 for National Highways. Junction 28 plays a major role in connecting the A12 and the M25, as well as providing access to Brentwood via the A1023.  Up to 7,500 vehicles currently travel through the junction roundabout every hour at peak […]

Brynglas Tunnel drainage blamed for traffic delays

The Welsh Government is admitting the Brynglas Tunnels drainage system is struggling to cope when there is heavy rainfall. This comes after the weekend storms caused a lane closure at the M4 tunnels in Newport. Speaking to the South Wales Argus, the Welsh Government explained that the closure on the westbound carriageway was due to […]

Dott supports Women’s Night Safety Charter with 20% off trips

Micromobility operator Dott is offering female riders a 20% discount on night rides this winter in support of the Mayor of London’s Women’s Night Safety Charter. As earlier dusk approaches, the company says the offer has been created to provide discounted access to safe, efficient and reliable travel. Dott’s e-bikes and e-scooters provide an effortless […]

Sisk appoints new Managing Director to UK South division

John Sisk & Son has appointed Ger Hayes to be Managing Director UK South, taking on the role previously held by Ajaz Shafi, who was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Sisk’s entire UK business earlier this year. Speaking on his appointment Mr Hayes said: “I am honoured and excited to be stepping into the role […]

Construction starts on Lyminster Bypass in West Sussex

Construction of the Lyminster Bypass in West Sussex is underway, which the council says will help ease congestion, boost the local economy and provide north-south access from the A27. The new road will link up with the recently-constructed southern section of the bypass to complete a new, 1.1-mile carriageway running to the east of Lyminster […]

TfL and London Councils to extend London’s trial of rental e-scooters

Transport for London and London Councils are extending the capital’s trial of rental e-scooters in response to recently updated Department for Transport guidance that allows local authority trials to continue until 31 May 2024.    They say this extension follows the recent government announcement of its plans to create a new vehicle category in legislation, in which e-scooters would […]

Yunex Traffic factory shortlisted for four major industry awards

Yunex Traffic’s global manufacturing facility in Poole has been recognised by two industry award bodies that celebrate and champion manufacturing excellence in the UK.  The Manufacturer MX (TMMX) Awards and Make UK Manufacturing Awards have each shortlisted Yunex Traffic in two categories, with the winners due to be announced at separate events in November. In […]


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