VolkerHighways installs zero carbon street lighting in parks across Luton

VolkerHighways has installed solar street lighting at two public locations in Luton – Kingsway Park and Wandon Park Solar street lighting produces zero carbon, with no electricity waste, and eliminates the need for cabling, trenching, feeder cabinets and connecting to the grid for electrical supply. As part of VolkerHighways’ street lighting term maintenance contract with […]

New Gipave trial taking place in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council is carrying out the trial in North Street, Middle Barton, with its contractor Milestone Infrastructure and their partner Aggregate Industries to develop the use of Gipave – a Graphene Plus-enhanced asphalt. Rigorous development and testing of the asphalt were undertaken by Aggregate Industries at its Research and Development at Hulland Ward in […]

Opening ceremony held for Busway bridge as part of Belfast Transport Hub project

An opening ceremony has been held for Belfast Grand Central Station’s new Busway bridge, which was constructed by civil engineering specialist GRAHAM. Designed by ARUP and fabricated by Thompson’s Project Management, the 51-metre weathered steel bridge will enable buses from Broadway Roundabout to access new facilities at Belfast Grand Central Station by passing over the […]

New powers sought for traffic offences

New powers are being sought by North Somerset Council to improve safety on the roads. The council is one of the latest local authorities applying to the Government for authorisation to enforce moving traffic offences. These powers, will enable the council to target hot spot areas where drivers are frequently breaking the law and creating […]

Telecoms expert Jon Lyons joins TTF Management Committee

The communications and cyber security expert Jon Lyons has been appointed to the Management Committee of the Transport Technology Forum. The Senior Technical Manager at Mobius Networks will represent the Private Sector on the Committee, overseeing the TTF along with representatives from local authorities, the Department for Transport and Innovate UK. The Management Committee meets […]

Roadspace changes underway in Windsor

VolkerHighways is working on a £1.5 million public realm improvement scheme on Castle Hill, Windsor, on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, with the scheme is set to increase pedestrian access by widening the pavements, as well as improve pedestrian safety by installing vehicle mitigation bollards and gates in Windsor’s busiest area. […]

Survey suggests London drivers are most likely to switch to an EV

New research from car sharing marketplace Turo suggests 53% of London drivers would switch to an EV for their next vehicle, well above the national average of 43%. According to the findings, Londoners are at the top of the leaderboard as the city most likely to switch to EVs, joint with Birmingham, followed by Manchester (50%) and Southampton (49%). London has seen the number of charging points on […]

New Cohda Wireless connected vehicle solution certified in Europe

Cohda Wireless’s connected vehicle technology solution, the MK6, has achieved CE Certification in Europe and in the UK. The company launched the MK6 in late 2022 as the world’s most advanced and versatile V2X connectivity solution. The MK6 RSU (Road-Side Unit) and OBU (On-Board Unit) offer the most comprehensive connectivity capability as standard features, including […]

TfL confirms Blackwall Tunnel toll plans

Transport for London has confirmed long-expected plans to charge drivers to use the Blackwall Tunnel as part of a wider tolling scheme involving the Silvertown Tunnel crossing. The Blackwall Tunnel has been free since it was opened in 1897 but a TfL spokesman has confirmed that, once the Silvertown Tunnel opens drivers must pay to […]

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