EXCLUSIVE – RIS3 progress stalled by election

A meeting planned to discuss the draft Roads Investment Strategy has been cancelled because it falls during the run-up to the General Election. In an email to around 70 National Stakeholders from the Department for Transport’s RIS3 Engagement Team, members are told the walkthrough event for next week has been cancelled. It says this means […]

ITIS Holding complete purchase of Vitronic

ITIS Holding has received all necessary regulatory approvals from antitrust authorities in Germany and other relevant countries to acquire German VITRONIC Group. Continuing to develop R&D and production capabilities within VITRONIC’s facilities in Germany, ITIS Holding is ready to accelerate the entire group’s growth, aiming to establish itself as a leading ITS provider with global […]

Will electronic warnings improve road safety for motorcyclists?

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems)that warn a motorcyclist of an upcoming danger only work if the rider is interpreting the warning correctly and reacts accordingly. So far however, there is little knowledge about how long a rider reaction towards a warning takes. Additionally, the question arises whether reactions from the passenger car domain can be applied […]

HS2 works will see lanes cut and 20mph limit on A40

Drivers are set to experience long delays on the A40 for months due to HS2 works. The busy West London stretch will be reduced to two lanes from Monday, May 27 until late October this year between Hanger Lane and Alperton Lane in Ealing. Additionally, TfL has confirmed the A40 will be turned into a contraflow […]

Tesla asks UK court to let 5G patents lawsuit go to trial

Tesla has asked a London court to allow its lawsuit against US technology firm InterDigital and a patent licensing platform to continue, as the automaker seeks a patent licence ahead of its launch of 5G vehicles in Britain. The company is suing InterDigital and Avanci – which licenses patents from multiple owners, largely for automotive […]

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund launch Ready for the Future grant scheme

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund is launching a new grant scheme to help address significant skills gaps in the highways and transport sector. Ready for the Future grants are intended to support the future development of roads by funding existing highways or transport professionals to acquire skills that will be necessary for highways in the future. […]

Jacobs to provide highways & environmental services to Hertfordshire County Council

has been appointed by Hertfordshire County Council to provide multi-discipline and flexible highways and environmental professional services to advance the public highways network in Hertfordshire, U.K. Working collaboratively with Hertfordshire County Council and its supply chain, Jacobs will provide programme and asset management, and technical support to the highway and environmental service – to protect and maximize […]

Prioritising safety and wildflower conservation in Essex this grass-cutting season

Essex Highways is conserving wildflower species in verges across 90 locations in Essex.  Where safe, certain roadside verges will be left uncut throughout May until late June.  They provide sanctuary for nationally scarce wildlife species. These include such as Sulphar Clover, Lesser Calamint, and Crested Cow Wheat.  Essex Highways is working with its arboriculture team to […]


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