Octavius announces leadership changes to best support customers

Octavius Infrastructure has announced a new leadership structure to support our ambitious growth plans and further delight our customers through the safe and effective delivery of our projects. With immediate effect, Gavin Pritchard becomes Managing Director of Octavius’ Highways business unit and Matt Smith Managing Director of the Rail business unit. Both roles continue to […]

Date announced for Stamp it Out summit at House of Lords

The date has been announced for this year’s high-level Stamp it Out breakfast summit around tackling roadworker abuse and incursions into worksites. Taking place on 27th June at the House of Lords, Westminster, and commencing at 8.30, the event will be invitation only and designed to empower business leaders to see the abuse of the […]

Cheshire West and Chester launch website dedicated to live air quality data

A new website has launched this week giving residents of Cheshire West access to live air quality data from across the borough and from local authorities across the country. A key element of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Low Emission Strategy (LES) included a commitment to improve the standard of air quality data provided to […]

Kier explores hydrogen fuelled net zero depots in its Highways business

Kier is working with Protium, a green Hydrogen Energy Services Company (HESCO™), to conduct a feasibility study examining if its highways depots can be powered using green hydrogen. The study will explore how hydrogen and fuel cell technologies can complement other renewable energy sources, to fuel existing fleet, depots and equipment in the Highways business. […]

Oxbotica raises more than £100m more investment for global expansion

The Oxford and Toronto-based autonomous vehicle software firm Oxbotica has raised US$140 million (£115 million) in a Series C funding round from financial and strategic partners from North America, EMEA, and APAC. Oxbotica says it will also use the funds to deploy its autonomous operating system in domains with urgent need and potential to scale, […]

Sir John Armitt reappointed as Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission

Sir John Armitt has been reappointed as Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) for a further two years while Julia Prescot has been appointed Deputy Chair. Sir John has served as the Chair of the NIC since 2018, prior to which he was Deputy Chair and a commissioner since the NIC was established in 2015. With a background […]

ERTICO boss predicts “inspiring year ahead”

The CEO of the European intelligent transport organisation ERTICO – ITS Europe is predicting 2023 to be a “positive year with many exciting collaboratoins and success for all our activities”. In his New Year message, Joost Vantomme (pictured) promises the organisation will continue to facilitate safer, smarter and more efficient transport services for the benefit […]

Rest and Be Thankful road shut for a week due to landslip fears

The key A83 route in Scotland at Rest and Be Thankful, which is used as a way to travel between Glasgow and west coast has been shut for a week because the hillside overlooking it is saturated after a period of heavy rain. Traffic is being diverted along a single-lane road nearby with a convoy […]


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