Greater Manchester’s first Bee Network buses handed over ahead of September launch

Greater Manchester’s very first Bee Network buses were handed over last week, according to Transport for Greater Manchester. Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham was in Larbert, Scotland to take receipt of the first five buses to have been built by Alexander Dennis, one of the world’s leading global bus manufacturers. Assembled over several months, […]

Celebrating 20 years of Area 13 covering North Lancashire and Cumbria

Kier Highways and National Highways are proud to be celebrating 20 years since the creation of the Area 13 Highway Maintenance region, covering the motorways and strategic roads in North Lancashire and Cumbria. Kier Highways has been the principal contractor in Area 13 for the past 13 years – delivering severe weather service and incident […]

Multevo Welcomes New Contracts Manager Emily Merrick to the Team

As Multevo’s contracting division continues to expand, they welcome new Contracts Manager, Emily Merrick, to maintain and exceed a high level of service delivery across highway maintenance contracts nationwide. Growing up around the industry, Emily joins Multevo with 17 years of highways experience under her belt and a strong understanding of various functions including health […]

Highways funding ‘unfair’ says Dorset’s Head of Highways

The current funding allocation method for highways does not help ‘shire# counties, as it means the money is spread too thin, according to Jack Wiltshire, Head of Highways at Dorset Council. He told his councillors last week that with the low funding spread over a relatively lengthy road network Dorset Council struggled to make improvements […]

Haulier complains A14 roadworks are adversely affecting business

A haulier says the replacement of a concrete road surface on the A14 in Suffolk are “causing significant increases in our losses” just as he hopes the industry is picking up. Mark Bennett, from VKVP Haulage in Felixstowe has told the BBC that, “I don’t think we’ve actually seen the worst of it yet,” with […]

Transport behaviour expert defends road building

One of the UK’s leading behavioural scientists has backed road building, saying some government advisers’ experience is at odds with the majority of the population. Writing in the Spectator Magazine, Ogilvy vice-chairman Rory Sutherland, who is co-order of the book “Transport for Humans” argues that transport policy is too London-centric. “The people leaning their folding […]

Atkinson questions EVs’ green credentials

The leading actor and car enthusiast Rowan Atkinson has written an essay suggesting he feels “duped” by electric cars. Writing in the Guardian, the Blackadder and Mr Bean star says that, while he was an early adopter of both hybrids and electric vehicles, “When you start to drill into the facts, electric motoring doesn’t seem […]

Traffic Group Signals introduces rapid battery charging system

Portable and temporary signals supplier Traffic Group Signals is introducing a new Endurance Rapid Charging System to deliver faster and safer recharging of batteries to boost fleet utilisation. The company says, with the Endurance wall charger, customers can fully recharge the 12V batteries for Traffic Group Signals’ Evo1 and Metro portable traffic lights in under […]

Newspaper readers remain unconvinced about driverless bus

A poll of newspaper readers in Scotland suggests more needs to be done to convince people that driverless buses are a good idea. Asked by the Courier newspaper whether they would travel on the driverless bus service between Fife and the outskirts of Edinburgh, 964 readers responded, with more than two-thirds, 652 people voting “no“, […]


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