Harper promises people “transport choice”

The Transport Secretary has told the Conservative Party Conference he will “give people choice to make their lives easier and not to force them to travel in a certain way, or at a certain time,” as he announced a “comprehensive plan for drivers.” Mark Harper told the audience in Manchester that in the UK, the […]

Hanson UK becomes Heidelberg Materials

Today (Monday 02 October 2023), Hanson UK becomes Heidelberg Materials, aligning with its parent company which announced its new global branding in September 2022. “The construction sector faces global challenges such as climate change and thedigitalisation of our industry; challenges we are better placed to meet as a strong,united Group,” said Simon Willis, CEO of […]

A Manifesto for Stronger Places – ADEPT issues call to future government

‘Making the case for place has never been more vital’ is the call from the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT). Launching its call to political parties of all stripes – Manifesto for Stronger Places sets out the strategic objectives ADEPT wants to see adopted in a future government’s approach to local authorities, […]

Warwickshire County Council to change pothole reporting

Warwickshire County Council has declared it wants to make changes to the system for reporting issues in the pipeline The current system allows for members of the public to report potholes through a live web page on the council’s website, pinpointing the problem area or areas on a map. It opens by laying out anticipated outcomes […]

Government announces National Parking Platform

The Government is promising drivers across the country will soon be able to benefit from new technology to simplify parking payments. It’s confirmed the future launch of the National Parking Platform, to be rolled out nationwide so that drivers can use an app of their choice to pay instead of downloading multiple apps. The NPP […]

Doubts expressed over future of Lower Thames and Stonehenge tunnel projects

It’s being suggested the future of several prestige transport projects, including are in “increasing doubt” after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak failed to commit to building the northern section of the HS2 high-speed rail line to Manchester. The Guardian reports MPs and transport industry experts now believe that a number of other schemes, including the Lower […]

Lancashire road safety partnership “in jeopardy”

There’s a warning the future of the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership responsible for installing average speed cameras on dangerous routes in the county is “in jeopardy” because it’s members can’t agree how it should be financed. The partnership, set up in 2001 as the coordinating body for road safety activities has partners Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire […]

Harper suggests 20mph limits could make roads less safe

The Transport Secretary is warning that a blanket 20mph speed limit could put children at more risk on the roads. The Sun reports Mark Harper as saying that widespread use of a 20mph limit “damages the ability” for the zones to have an impact on roads where a lower speed is required for safety reasons […]

Investment firm buying Q-Free

The tolling company Q-Free is being purchased by Juniper Holdco AS, who are buying Rieber & Søn AS’s 62.8% shareholding in the company. Subject to completion of the Transaction, Juniper will make an offer at NOK 12.00 (around 92p) per share to the remaining shareholders as specified in Chapter 6 of the Norwegian Securities Act […]

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