Transport needs changing but it has to be evidence based says NIC Chief Executive

Urban transport will remain essential in the future even though transport needs are changing but any decisions the industry makes must be done based on evidence, according to James Heath, Chief Executive of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). Mr Heath gave a speech to the Move 2023 conference in London today this week that explored the questions […]

Warning of signs “hiding in the undergrowth”

A motoring assistance company is calling on highways authorities and landowners to tackle what it calls the recurring menace of road signs obscured by foliage. GEM Motoring Assist says obscured road signs are at best a nuisance for drivers, and at worst can be misleading and dangerous.. The Highways Act 1980 (Section 154) says landowners […]

Skills gap risks projects intended to benefit society, say half of project professionals across the built environment – new APM survey

Almost half (47%) of project professionals working across the built environment believe skills shortages could impact the delivery of projects intended to deliver a social benefit, new research by the Association for Project Management (APM) has found. APM has launched its ‘Future Lives and Landscapes’ campaign to help identify and overcome challenges facing projects intended to […]

New transport hub opens in Motherwell

A new transport hub has opened in Motherwell, including a new access road and path to the railway station, taxi rank, parking for blue badge holders, and drop off spaces. An expanded bus stop next to station has space for four buses, and real time information signs will be installed. Cycle parking is also available. The […]

Gravesham Council confirms opposition to Lower Thames Crossing

Gravesham Borough Council in Kent has reiterated its opposition to the principle of a Lower Thames Crossing to the east of Gravesend in the week that the examination into the proposal opened. At a meeting of full council, members voted unanimously to reaffirm the authority’s opposition to the siting of the proposed crossing, endorsed a […]

Active Streets Heavitree and Whipton Trial scheme in Devon given green light to proceed

Councillors in Devon have given a trial traffic scheme, which will remove through traffic from Heavitree and Whipton’s key residential areas, the greenlight.    Members of the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee voted in support of the Active Streets Heavitree and Whipton Trial Scheme when they met on June 20.   Once the trial begins, the first […]

ITS UK announces expanded awards

Intelligent Transport Systems UK has launched its 2023 ITS UK Awards, with the number of categories expanded to 15. The Awards cover the use of technological solutions in areas like active travel, enforcement and the environment,  as well as celebrating those organisations and individuals who have made a special contribution to the sector.  This year […]

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