Dundee City Council to consider new net zero initiatives

Dundee City Council’s commitment to tackle climate change and reach net zero carbon emissions by 2045 is being underlined with a number of sustainable transport initiatives. The Fair Work, Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee will consider a fleet procurement sourcing strategy, which details how the current fleet of around 770 vehicles is reviewed and how […]

Somerset County’s prime ethical ad spots can help fund highway maintenance

Somerset Council is one of the first local authorities in the UK to develop ethical advertising policy Local businesses can now take advantage of some of the busiest spots on Somerset’s road network to advertise socially responsible goods and services. Somerset Council is one of the first local authorities in the UK to develop an […]

New Lancaster to Knott End bus will link to villages

A new bus service being launched this month will improve public transport connections between Lancaster, Garstang and Knott End. The new Service 88 will work alongside the existing Service 89 which operates directly between Lancaster and Knott End, and link to Garstang, Nateby, Out Rawcliffe, Scronkey and Stakepool, according to Lancashire County Council. It means […]

Hull City Council invests £11 million in active travel routes

Hull City Council has approved grant funding allocations of over £11million to deliver a series of investments on several of the city’s key routes to promote and encourage cycling and improve road safety. The council has secured £8.757m from Active Travel England’s Active Travel Fund (ATF) and £2.99m from the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads […]

GRAHAM completes major beam lift for new Stockbury Flyover

Civil engineering specialist GRAHAM has reached a significant milestone in the M2 junction 5 Improvements Scheme with the successful completion of a beam lift for the new Stockbury Flyover. The lift was completed using a 450-tonne mega crane to lift into place the two edge beams weighing 56-tonnes each and 16 internal beams weighing 20 […]

SYSTRA makes two acquisitions to strengthen tunnelling expertise

Engineering and consulting group SYSTRA, has bought two companies dedicated to the design of tunnels and underground structures, Bamser, and Subterra. The company, which is a member of the British Tunnelling Society, says both acquisitions reinforce its position as a leading global player in the field of complex tunnels, following the acquisition in 2021 of […]

Passenger injured in driverless crash with fire engine in San Francisco

A driverless car operated by the GM subsidiary Cruise has crashed with a fire engine answering an emergency call, after driving through a green light while taking a passenger in San Francisco. The passenger was injured and taken to hospital, although Cruise says sustained what are believed to be “non-severe” injuries. It happened around 10pm […]

Met investigating ULEZ camera damage

London’s Metropolitan Police is continuing to investigate numerous reports of Ultra Low Emission Zone cameras being vandalised across London. An operation was launched in April after reports of criminal damage and theft were passed to the Met by Transport for London. As of Tuesday, 1 August the Met had recorded 288 crimes relating to ULEZ […]

ORR comments on noise near Strategic Road Network

The organisation that oversees National Highways, the Office of Rail and Road has published a comment piece about mitigating noise near the strategic road network. Haydn Gill, the ORR’s Senior Performance Analyst, Highways, writes that an estimated 187,000 people in England live in noise important areas with respect to road noise, with millions more affected. […]

Kapsch TrafficCom to play key role at ITS Australia Global Summit

Intelligent traffic management solutions provider Kapsch TrafficCom says its participation at the ITS Australia Global Summit in Melbourne next week underscores its ongoing commitment to innovative, sustainable, and connected transportation and features the unique opportunity to hear from industry experts and visionaries. The event takes place in the Australian city from August 28 to 31 […]


All the latest highways news direct to your inbox every week day

Subscribe now