Eastern Highways Alliance starts search for highways contractors

The Eastern Highways Alliance has started its search for highways contractors to provide a range of services as part of a £800m highways framework. Central Bedfordshire Council, on behalf of the Eastern Highways Alliance (a formal collaboration of 11 Local Authorities in the East of England) is seeking to procure a framework of contractors to […]

LCRIG announces new partnership

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has announced the start of a partnership with STEM curriculum specialists Primary Engineer to help address the skills gap. “Our partnership with Primary Engineer is going to be a key one for us and with Skills being one of our four pillars this new relationship will help us […]

Uber sued by London taxi drivers for £250m over taxi-booking rules

A group of more than 10,000 black cab drivers is suing Uber after accusing it of breaching taxi-booking rules in London, in a move which could cost the ride-hailing giant more than £250m. A group action claim has been filed in the High Court over Uber’s operations in the capital between May 2012 and March 2018. The cab drivers claim that Uber misled […]

Edinburgh: BT cabinet converted to EV charger in UK first

Residents in an East Lothian town can charge their electronic vehicles for free after an old street cabinet was converted into a charging point for the first time in UK history, the BT Group has announced. The green metal cabinet in Haddington, near Edinburgh, was selected as the first pilot in a UK-wide trial which […]

Oxfordshire: Council delays activation of cameras at LTNs

Oxfordshire County Council is replacing bollards with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras at Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) sites. The LTNs are at Crescent Road, Littlehay Road and Littlemore Road in Cowley as well as at Divinity Road, James Street and Magdalen Road in east Oxford, says the Oxford Mail. However, there has been a delay in putting […]

Bosch Secure Truck Parking launches in the UK 

Bosch has today announced the UK launch of its industry-leading Secure Truck Parking platform, designed to facilitate the access to high-security parking spaces at truck stops across the country.  Evidence and data continue to highlight the pressing need to tackle the issue of secure parking. According to data from NaVCIS, the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, […]

CO2 targets: EU needs 800% more charging points per year by 2030

A new report from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has revealed that the EU needs to increase its EV charging points eight-fold in order to meet it’s 2030 CO2 targets. EU electric car sales grew three times faster than charging point installation between 2017 and 2023, ACEA’s report shows. Looking ahead, the EU needs […]


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