Galliford Try wins £98m trio of infrastructure contracts

Galliford Try has announced it has won three civils contract wins worth a total £98m. One job, for Calderdale Council, is on the £34m A629 Phase 2 Halifax town centre scheme. The redevelopment will see Galliford Try improve transport in the area through pedestrianisation, new cycle routes, new bus stops and upgraded crossing facilities. The […]

Thanksgiving service celebrates the life of industry great John Walker

A thanksgiving service has been held to remember one of the Intelligent Transport Systems Industry’s greatest thinkers and most-liked elder statesmen, John Walker. Dr Walker died on 10 January, and his memorial took place in Reading after a small family funeral on 23 February. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Dr Walker was […]

More police forces join National Highways trial of Acusensus safety cameras

A trial of new mobile technology which can automatically detect motorists who are not wearing a seatbelt or using mobile phones while driving is being extended, with police across the country taking part. Ten police forces will be using the kit from Australian company Acusensus, which is mounted to a vehicle or trailer and has […]

UK SMEs offered cost-effective promotional opportunity at ITS World Congress

Small and medium enterprises are being offered the chance to attend the World’s leading Intelligent Transport Systems event this year, as leading supporters of UK transport technology partner again to deliver a cost-effective exhibition opportunity. After 12 SMEs participated on the UK Pavilion at last year’s ITS European Congress in Lisbon, companies can now sign […]

Leeds £22.5m LED lighting scheme completed

Leeds City Council has announced the completion of its LED lighting scheme, aimed at improving energy efficiency in street lighting throughout the city. Initiated in December 2018, the programme has successfully converted over 89,000 streetlights to new LED lamps, in partnership with street lighting partner Enerveo (subcontractor to Tay Valley Lighting). The council says the […]

London LTN dispute to go to High Court

A challenge against a decision to remove Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets will be heard in the High Court. The Evening Standard newspaper reports a judge has ordered a two-day judicial review hearing later this year after accepting that all seven arguments put forward by the Save Our Safer […]

Dundee to begin pavement parking enforcement

Dundee City Council is to begin issuing fines to drivers who park on pavements, double park or block dropped kerbs from next week (beginning 26 February).   The new Scottish rules are designed to tackle the problems caused by inconsiderate parking, especially for people with mobility issues, visual impairments, and those with pushchairs.    It is now […]

Council withdraws objection to A90 flyover

Aberdeenshire Council has withdrawn a technical objection against plans for a flyover at the blackspot A90 Laurencekirk junction in the region. The Courier newspaper reports that the council has reached agreement with Transport Scotland around replacement of a 170-year-old bridge near the A90/A937 crossing. It says campaigners hope it will now speed up progress on […]

UltraCrete shares details of innovative carriageway repair near Shrewsbury

UltraCrete has given details of a project it delivered with specialist treatments provider Highway Workforce to repair and replace a failed carriageway frame and cover on a busy road near Shrewsbury. Highway Workforce, specialist contractors working on behalf of Telent, utilised UltraCrete’s highway maintenance materials to repair a defective carriageway 2 frame and cover. They […]

Waymo’s Los Angeles rollout put on hold

Google’s driverless vehicle sister company Waymo has had plans to expand into Los Angeles paused due to “public safety concerns”. The Daily Mail reports the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision comes a week after Waymo admitted that two of its self-driving taxis crashed into the same lorry in Arizona back in December. “Since Waymo has […]


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