Yorkshire Highway Alliance starts search for highways contractors

The Yorkshire Highway Alliance has started the search for highways contractors for its major works contractor framework, which is for all highway works over £7 million. Works include construction works, consultative engineering and construction services, reports New Civil Engineer. Conducted on behalf of Alliance, the tender will be managed by Leeds City Council with the […]

Berkshire M4 upgrade now fully open

A 32-mile motorway upgrade stretching from Greater London across Berkshire which will cut congestion and further improve journeys is now fully open, National Highways has announced today (Monday 5 December). As part of a phased opening, the eastern section of the M4 between junctions 3 (Hayes) and 8/9 (Maidenhead) has now moved to 70mph. This […]

TfW using AI to improve bus network

Transport for Wales has partnered with mobility intelligence company Cityswift to use AI technology to improve the experience for bus passengers in Wales. Transport for Wales has partnered with mobility intelligence company Cityswift to use AI technology to improve the experience for bus passengers in Wales. TfW are on transformational journey to improve public transport […]

WJ adopts Re-flow field management software as part of future vision

The team at Re-flow are proud to announce the addition of WJ – the UK’s leading specialist road marking business as the latest addition to their growing community of hundreds of businesses across the country. Operating on a national scale, WJ are experts in installation and removal of permanent and temporary road markings, road studs, […]

Bus companies call for more congestion charging

Bus operating companies are urging ministers to add congestion charge zones in towns and cities to meet climate change goals. The Telegraph reports they suggest a £7 daily charge, imposed on motorists across parts of the country, as part of a package of “carrot and stick” measures to make buses more attractive. It says he […]

Dangerous manoeuvres banned and enforced at locations across Lancashire

Plans which aim to improve road safety and keep traffic moving at key locations across Lancashire have been approved, with the use of new powers to enforce them. The initiative – which will see Lancashire County Council given new powers to stop drivers attempting dangerous manoeuvres including driving the wrong way down one-way streets – […]

National Highways strike dates announced

The Public and Commercial Services Union has announced its programme of action will see National Highways traffic officer service members starting to take strike action from 16 December. It says its national strike ballot on pay, pensions, jobs and cuts to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme closed earlier this month and it received a positive […]

Co-op introduces driverless delivery pods in Leeds

Food retailer Co-op has teamed up with Starship Technologies and Leeds City Council to bring autonomous grocery delivery to the streets of Leeds. The service will be available to 20,000 residents initially within the Adel and Tinshill area of Leeds. Orders are made through the Starship food delivery app, which is available for download on […]

Video released of driverless ride in San Francisco

A newspaper in San Francisco has released a video of a journalist taking a Cruise self-driving taxis. The General Motors driverless car subsidiary is currently seeking final approval from Californian authorities to begin commercialising its driverless taxi fleet in the city. “Our ride was frequently hilarious, often slow-paced and ultimately quite mundane,” the San Francisco […]


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