National Highways selects Kainos-Arup as Data Science Partner for Digital Lab

National Highways, the UK government company responsible for the strategic road network, has announced its selection of Kainos-Arup as a Data Science Partner for its Digital Lab. Under the contract, Kainos and Arup have formed a unique partnership bringing together Kainos’ national scale end-to-end digital expertise with Arup’s deep transport domain and advanced data analytics […]

Arup appointed by UK Department of Transport to provide specialist technical advice

Arup has been selected as a Prime supplier on the Department for Transport (DfT) STARThree Framework, the overall value of which is £600 million. STARThree (officially known as the Specialist Technical and Commercial Advisory for Rail and Other Transport Systems Framework) looks to support the delivery of rail, road and aviation projects. Arup will provide […]

Arup wins ADEPT Live Labs 2 contract

Arup has been awarded a five year contract as part of the £30 million ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads programme. Developed by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT), the UK-wide programme funded by the Department for Transport aims to develop innovative solutions that will support the decarbonisation of local highways infrastructure […]

New report calls for government action to give pavements back to people

A new report, written by Sustrans together with ARUP and Living Streets, calls for Government action to stop cars, cycles and e-scooters encroaching on pavement space.   The ‘Walking For everyone’ report, produced by Arup, Living Streets and Sustrans makes a series of recommendations that would ensure pavement space is reserved and maintained for people walking […]

Go-Ahead and Arup join forces to create ‘blueprint’ for integration of public transport with active travel

The Go-Ahead Group, one of the UK’s largest public transport operators, has teamed up with engineering and consultancy firm Arup, to create a blueprint which better integrates public transport with walking, cycling, micromobility and digital services, enabling quick and easy connections between sustainable modes of transport. Published today, the Future Mobility Hubs report presents a […]

Arup sees six employees in Women In Engineering Top 50

Six members of Arup have been named in the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) Awards, making the company the most recognised firm in the WE50 for the second year running.  The WE50’s theme for 2021 is engineering heroes, celebrating “the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, who recognise a problem, then dare to […]

Arup and partners start work on Greater Manchester’s active neighbourhoods

Arup has started work with Sustrans and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), 10GM and local councils to design 10 Active Neighbourhood schemes across the Greater Manchester city region. The Active Neighbourhoods project aims to prioritise the movement, health and safety of people over cars. This includes using modal filters such as benches, planters or bollards […]

Trip count and journey length up during Lockdown Three – TTF

Latest analysis of traffic data from more than a hundred local authority areas across England suggests that levels in Lockdown Three have been up to ten percentage points higher than they were in the first lockdown last March.  Traffic is now at up to 45% below pre lockdown levels, whereas the lowest in Lockdown One […]

Transport tech firms hoping for award recognition today

A range of transport specialists are getting ready for a major event of the year – the ITS (UK) Awards which this year take place online this afternoon (Monday 26 October). The trade body says the event, at 4pm and hosted by ITS (UK) President Steve Norris, will “celebrate the best in the country’s transport […]

Arup proposes the “15 minute village”

The design, planning and engineering company Arup have released a thought-leadership paper suggesting a reworking of neighbourhoods so everything is within 15 minutes. It says survey after survey is showing that, post-pandemic, roughly 40% of people wish to work from home 40% of the time. It calls this great news for both city dwellers and […]


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