Transport project management contributes £4.7 billion to UK economy after 33% growth

A new report by the Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered membership organisation for the project profession, has found the transport sector of the project management profession has grown by a third in five years to contribute £4.73 billion of annual gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy. The Golden Thread Report 2024, […]

Road reconstruction projects underway across Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council is to tackle peat soil affected roads as part of the biggest investment in highways maintenance for over a decade. As part of the budget proposals agreed earlier this year, the council will invest £43m over the next two years into highways. This will be to deliver improvements which both repair and […]

Cars will “slow down if drivers are speeding” under EU safety tech in new cars

Cars will vibrate, sound an audible warning or slow down if drivers are speeding under new mandatory safety technology which comes into effect this summer. From July 6, new vehicles sold in the European Union and Northern Ireland will be fitted with intelligent speed assistance (ISA) to prevent accidents. Although the UK has opted out, meaning it will not […]

Call for speed cameras after Derbyshire deaths

Residents have set up an action group to campaign for speed cameras on a road in Ashover, Derbyshire where four people were killed last year. Since a recent double fatal accident on the A632 between Matlock and Chesterfield, a parish council has been working to carry out speed monitoring. One sensor was triggered by a […]

INRIX and RAC predict “May-hem” for Bank Holiday travellers

More than 16m drivers are expected to hit the roads for the first bank holiday weekend in May with traffic well above pre-COVID levels, research from INRIX and the RAC shows. The study suggests getaway traffic will start building on Friday 3 May before peaking on Saturday 4 at 3.3m journeys. A further 2.3m and […]

Glasgow’s free public transport scheme still uncertain

Glasgow could soon become the latest European city to offer free public transport to its citizens. The pilot scheme would initially be tested out on 1,000 Glaswegians – but it’s far from coming to fruition as funding has yet to be allocated. The city is set to trial a pilot scheme which could see 1,000 […]

SRL appoints Mark Eburne as CEO

SRL Traffic Systems, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of mobile ITS (intelligent transport system) solutions to the traffic management, local authorities, utilities, and construction sectors, has appointed Mark Eburne as chief executive officer.   The seasoned CEO has 25 years’ senior leadership experience and has worked extensively throughout the utilities, hire and construction sectors. […]

Mabey Hire monitoring technology helps keep M25 junction open

As one of the world’s largest orbital motorways, carrying 15% of the UK’s motorway traffic[1], any maintenance closures of the M25 must be carefully planned to avoid major disruption. As a result, having real-time, easily accessible and accurate data on the structural condition of all bridges and key infrastructure on the motorway is essential. That’s […]

Islands Connectivity Plan: Transport Scotland plan to “manage decline”

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Council for the Western Isles) has delivered a scathing verdict on the Scottish Government’s Islands Connectivity Plan which charts a future course for ferry operations. In a response to consultation on the plan, the Comhairle repeatedly accuses Transport Scotland of reducing capacity on ferry routes rather than planning for future demand, […]

Dartford Crossing users fined after ‘accounts closed’

Drivers are reportedly being fined for using the Dartford Crossing after their accounts were “closed without their knowledge”. Dart Charge customers gave automatic payments taken out of their accounts to cover the £2.50 fee to use the QEII bridge or the tunnel. Kent Online has reported that drivers have received fines for several journeys spanning […]


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