Emovis awarded new contract for the Dutch vehicle authority

The Dutch vehicle authority has awarded a contract to tolling company Emovis to design, install and maintain the first free flow tolling system in the Netherlands on two new major roads. The first project is for the new highway A24 (Blankenburgverbinding) near Rotterdam which is currently being built. It connects the A15 and A20 and […]

Causeway’s acquisition of Yotta set to drive synergies across works execution and asset management

 Construction technology provider Causeway Technologies has announced that it is leveraging its recent acquisition of Yotta, the UK’s leading provider of connected asset management software and services, to deliver synergies to contractors and local authorities across both works and project management and infrastructure asset management and maintenance. Causeway’s acquisition of Yotta creates a single, truly integrated end-to-end […]

Northern Ireland Ministers agree greater collaboration for active travel and greenways delivery

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd met with Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and Finance Minister Conor Murphy today to discuss how departments can collaborate more on active travel opportunities and greenway development. The Ministers agreed to set up a cross-departmental working group where officials can work together to identify and maximise opportunities for active travel […]

Anti-idling campaign achieving results in Luton

Luton Council’s campaign to help improve air quality in the area is having an impact as drivers get on board by switching off. The ‘Engines off’ campaign was launched this year to raise awareness of the impacts of air quality on people’s health as well as the financial implication of running car engines while parking.  […]

Farrans wins Best Highways and Transportation project at regional CIHT event for A1M

Civil engineering and building contractor, Farrans Construction, has won the Best Highways and Transportation Project at a recent CIHT Yorkshire and Humber event for its delivery of Junction 47 A1M for client North Yorkshire County Council. The £10m project involved widening of three of the four slip roads onto and off the roundabout to increase […]

Re-flow Field Management Software celebrate successful SH L!ve

The Re-flow team recently exhibited their award-winning field management software for highways, traffic management, surfacing and linemarking at SH L!ve at the East Midlands Conference Center in Nottingham, the industry’s only sector-specific health and safety event. With over 80 clients in the industry, including Colas, Highway Traffic Management and Premier Traffic Management, highways has historically […]

Ford and VW shut down driverless joint venture

The autonomous vehicle startup Argo AI, joint owned by Ford and VW is closing down. The website Techcrunch broke the news that the business, which was started with an initial $1 billion investment back in 2017, told employees that some people would receive offers to work at one of the two manufacturers, although it remains […]

Connecting Leeds £270 million investment in the transport network completed

Work to transform transport and travel around Leeds has been completed following the £270 million Leeds Transport Investment Programme. After the start of the programme in 2018, the vision for Connecting Leeds was to deliver a transformational change in the transport network and connectivity across Leeds and the wider region, helping to bring people, places, […]

Council, not police, to issue speeding fines in UK first

A pilot initiative is about to get underway in which drivers breaking the speed limit could be issued fines by the council instead of the police. Wandsworth is the first local authority in the UK to be piloting this type of scheme. Once in force motorists will be penalised if they exceed the 20mph limit […]

Scotland publishes road casualty statistics for 2021

Finalised statistics for 2021 confirm that the number of people killed or injured in reported road accidents in Scotland in 2021 remained broadly in line with 2020. The Reported Road Casualties publication, released today by Transport Scotland statisticians, provides finalised figures for the number of people injured or killed as a result of road accidents. […]

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