Tributes paid to former Transport Secretary Darling

The former Labour Transport Secretary Baron Darling of Roulanish has been described as “one of the great Secretaries of State” and “one of the very few Secretaries of State for Transport who made a difference”, after his death aged 70. As Alistair Darling, he was Labour’s Transport Secretary from 2002 to 2006 with a brief […]

London’s black cabs join Uber

Uber is to launch Black Cabs in London from early in the New Year. The ridehailing app says the move “opens up the Uber app to the iconic hackney carriage – much-loved by tourists and Londoners alike and an historic part of the capital’s transport network”.  Uber launched in London more than a decade ago, […]

Think tank suggests seven ways British cities could increase public transport use

The number of people taking public transport to work in the UK’s large cities lags well behind European counterparts and getting up to speed with Europe will require doubling the number of regular commuters using a bus, train or tram. That’s according to Centre for Cities, a think tank dedicated to improving the economies of […]

Turner & Townsend to support Department for Transport to deliver sustainable infrastructure

Turner & Townsend has been appointed to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Specialist Technical and Commercial Advisory Services for Rail and Other Transport Modes Framework (STARThree). This appointment is to support the delivery and development of sustainable infrastructure in the UK, and to support Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) participation. The DfT expects the framework to run over […]

Work Starts on £26m waterfront development in Dundee

The Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning Joe FitzPatrick MSP and Dundee City Council leader John Alexander have carried out the start of work ceremony on the latest £26 million development at Dundee Waterfront.  James Thomson House will provide 51,600 square feet of Grade A office accommodation when completed in 2025.  The building has […]

Low Emission Zone signs in place in Edinburgh with six months to go

Official road signs are being installed on the boundary of Edinburgh’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ), with six months until enforcement begins. The signs, which are being used in the four Scottish cities with city centre LEZs, inform drivers they are driving within the zone. In Edinburgh, additional warning signs will tell drivers that Penalty Charge […]

Delivering better transport choices at Victoria and Albert Street in Derby

A major road and transport improvement scheme is well underway in Derby City Centre. The works at Victoria and Albert Street will see a raft of improvements to make active travel, such as walking and cycling, easier. This includes wider footways, upgraded cycleways and more cycle stands. For those travelling by bus, the bus bays […]

Peterborough’s electric bus depot gets fresh impetus from Combined Authority

This week’s Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board has voted unanimously to push forward Peterborough’s proposed new depot for electric buses, continuing the drive towards net zero public transport for the city and for the whole Combined Authority region. The Combined Authority’s own Transport & Infrastructure Committee had recommended that today’s meeting of the full […]

Sweet recognition for Dorset highways team

An innovative solution to reducing energy consumption, and saving money, received special recognition this month for Dorset Council. The council competed against more than 800 nominations from around the world in the International Green Apple Environment Awards to receive a silver award at the Houses of Parliament. The council won the award for its electronic ‘hotbox’ situated […]


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