Atkins appoints Andrew English as Managing Director of Transportation

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has appointed Andrew English as Managing Director of its Transportation division in the UK and Europe.  Andrew joins Atkins from John Holland Group – one of Australia’s leading engineering contractors – where he was Executive General Manager for its Infrastructure business operating in the rail, water, roads, energy, airports, […]

Coventry University awarded £20 million to improve transport for people with disabilities

Coventry University has been tasked with helping to change the face of transport for people with disabilities through a £20 million grant to create the UK’s first evidence centre for accessible and inclusive transport. The grant has been made available by disability transport charity Motability, whose research shows that disabled people in the UK currently […]

Greater Manchester awarded further £3.4 million for active travel, as other authorities announce funding

Greater Manchester has been awarded nearly £3.4 million from the government and Active Travel England’s Capability & Ambition Fund to support walking and cycling infrastructure projects across the city-region. Funding received represents 10% more than the city-region’s initial allocation following a high-quality bid submission in autumn 2022. Across England, £32.9 million of total funding was […]

National Highways launches mobile tyre-management station

One in five breakdowns on the strategic road network (SRN) is caused by tyre failure: that’s 50,000 tyre-related breakdowns every year, and 30% of those involve commercial vehicles. Therefore National Highways has invested in the Mobile Tyre Safety Station which it has been lending to operators of major fleets. National Highways has analysed tyre breakdowns […]

Griffiths Farrans Joint Venture appointed to deliver final stages of A52 improvements

The final part of a major upgrade to the important A52 route across the East Midlands has moved a step closer today with National Highways appointing Griffiths Farrans Joint Venture as the main contractor to deliver the work. GFJV will design and construct the remaining two junctions at Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft with work expected […]

HERE unveils a range of new innovations at Consumer Electronics Show

As is traditional, the location data company HERE is using its pavilion at the huge Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase the latest innovations. Its new UniMap is a highly automated technology that enables rapid creation of digital maps and location products. HERE has been developing the technology over the last three years […]

Fuel price campaigner calls for 2030 EV deadline to be scrapped

The head of Fair Fuel UK is calling for the 2030 all-electric deadline for new vehicles to be scrapped in order to “avoid economic disaster”. Writing in The Sun, Howard Cox calls EVs the Betamax of transport, with events over Christmas showing that the events over Christmas show the “UK is far from ready to […]

Applied Driving partners with IHE to target fleet and driver safety

Applied Driving has teamed up with the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) to improve health and safety for those working on the road network. The global provider of driver safety and performance management solutions has become an IHE Professional Development Partner, continuing to share best practices and help raise standards across the highways sector. “This […]

M20 Operation Brock contraflow to be removed as Christmas getaway ends

Kent Resilience Forum has confirmed that Operation Brock will be removed from the M20 this weekend. The traffic scheme, which was in place to manage the flow of freight heading across the Channel via Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover over a busy Christmas and New Year, has been in place since 13 December. National […]

MPs call for motorway limit cut to help Net Zero

The Government is being urged to consider cutting motorway speed limits to 64mph to reduce transport emissions and dependence on oil imports. The Telegraph reports that this idea is among many that the Commons environmental audit select committee has come up with to reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels. It says MPs on the […]


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