Funding grants of £110,000 to be given to help National Highways’ net zero bid

National Highways has teamed up with Connected Places Catapult to find innovative solutions for net zero carbon maintenance and construction in an exciting new competition worth £1.7m launched today. The winners could receive £30,000 to create a detailed trial proposal to test their idea on the road network and a further £80,000 to make their […]

TfL launches three new low traffic Cycleways

Transport for London has launched three new Cycleways across the capital, which it says will make it even easier for people to travel around London by bike. These new routes, the first of a series to be launched mainly using new low traffic local streets, are being delivered alongside TfL and the boroughs’ existing programme […]

EU leaders urged to stick with phase out of petrol and diesel cars

A group of 47 businesses including Ford and Volvo have written to the European Commission urging them to maintain the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035. The website ransport and Energy reports the European Union’s status as climate leader is at stake as a group of Member States, led […]

TfL agrees new traffic technology contracts with Yunex and Telent

Transport for London has signed new contracts with Yunex Traffic and Telent Technology Services Ltd to provide services to keeping London’s road network moving over the next eight years. The contracts with Yunex Traffic and Telent Technology Services Ltd are to supply, install, maintain and dispose of equipment needed for London’s automated traffic signals, variable message signs and overheight vehicle detectors. The new contract will extend Yunex Traffic’s existing […]

Marlborough Highways secures £45m Camden contract

Civil Engineering company Marlborough Highways has won a contract to become the London Borough of Camden’s principal contractor for works in the north of the borough. The five-year Contract will commence on 1 April 2023 and is valued at approximately £5.6 million per annum, with an option to extend the partnership by a further three-years, […]

In-car parking information ranked as the most valuable connected car feature

Determining parking space availability near destinations is now the top requested in-car connected service for drivers around the world, according to the latest Connected Features Interest Survey Report carried out by TechInsights. The report assessed 28 connected features, with 4,990 drivers in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy and China asked to rank their interest […]

New Caerphilly grass cutting regime designed to promote biodiversity

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved plans to amend grass cutting regimes, with the aim of promoting biodiversity. Cabinet members approved adopting the approach used during 2021/22 as the future standard for grass cutting in the county borough.  This saw highway verges and bypass routes where mowing is kept to a minimum, in accordance with […]

Essex questions A12 widening plans

Council leaders in Essex have written to the head of National Highways to express what they call significant concerns about proposals for two sections of the A12 which are planned to be detrunked and transferred to Council control. The leaders of Essex County Council, Braintree District Council and Colchester City Council said the plans for […]


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