Four companies win £360m Yorkshire Highways Alliance deal

Four companies have won places on the Yorkshire Highways Alliance which covers highways and transport projects across the county. Balfour Beatty, BAM Nuttall, Farrans and John Sisk will all deliver projects valued over £7m. The framework is used by Leeds Council and the wider Yorkshire Highways Alliance, including Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees Council, York and Calderdale […]

Causeway Technologies acquires one.network from Bridgepoint

Construction technology provider Causeway Technologies, backed by Five Arrows, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire one.network, the world’s leading digital road management platform from private equity firm Bridgepoint. The one.network platform enables highways authorities, utilities companies and contractors to plan, coordinate and communicate work zones by enabling cross-sector collaboration and seamless public engagement. […]

Jailed Dartford protestors lose appeal

Two activists jailed for a protest which closed the QE2 Bridge at the Dartford Crossing for 37 hours last October have lost their bid to have their sentences reduced. Just Stop Oil activists Morgan Trowland, 40, and Marcus Decker, 34, used ropes and other climbing equipment to scale the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which links […]

Scotland’s Transport Secretary “resolutely committed” to A9 dualling

Scotland’s Transport Secretary Màiri McAllan has again stressed that the country’s government remains “resolutely committed to dualling the A9 between Perth and Inverness”. The Inverness Courier has seen a letter to the A9 Dual Action Group campaigner Laura Hansler, in which she repeated her thanks to have been given the opportunity at The Inverness Courier […]

Transport Secretary opens Bristol’s first new railway station in almost a century

Transport Secretary Mark Harper will officially open a new railway station near Avonmouth today, the first in Bristol for almost a century. The multi-million-pound Portway Park and Ride station is the first station to open in Bristol in almost a century. As of tomorrow, regular services will run from the accessible, single-platform station seven days […]

Drivers complain about Dart Charge issues

People trying to pay the Dartford Crossing charge have taken to social media to complain about the inability to do so, after a system changeover took longer than expected. The contract for managing the payment process passed to Conduent over the weekend as former contract provider Emovis moves to handling only the penalty charge notices. […]

Welsh Government teams up with police ahead of 20mph roll out

The Welsh Government has teamed up with police forces to help educate motorists ahead of the 20mph default speed limit roll out in September. On Sunday, September 17 Wales will become the first UK nation to introduce a new default 20mph speed limit on restricted roads. To prepare motorists for this significant change, the Welsh […]

Kapsch extends seamless tolling to France

France has been added into Kapsch’s streamlined toll payment system. This means that with the purchase of a single toll box, holidaymakers can now seamlessly use the road network in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal using the tolltickets product. Quentin Couret, Managing Director of tolltickets, comments: “France represents a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment […]

Quarter of drivers question whether they could pass their driving test

A new survey has found one in ten drivers questioned said they don’t think they could pass a UK practical driving test, while a further 13% weren’t sure they’d be successful. The research by insurer AXA UK and Brake, the road safety charity, focused on testing and education and surveyed more than 2,000 drivers on […]

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