DfT testing “noise cameras” to detect rowdy drivers

A new-age road camera designed to identify and track drivers who break the law by revving engines and using modified exhausts is being installed in Bradford, before travelling to Bristol, Great Yarmouth and Birmingham as part of a trial to clampdown on antisocial driving. The Transport Secretary has confirmed these 4 locations will host the […]

Lancashire County Council and Atkins complete new trial using software-based machine learning to analyse pinch points to improve bus services

Lancashire County Council and Atkins have announced the completion of a trial of Alchera’s Pinch Point Analysis Tool across 59 junctions of East Lancashire. The tool is a software-based machine learning application that identifies and helps to lessen the impact of bus pinch points on the network, ultimately making buses faster and more reliable. This […]

New trial to banish loud engines and exhausts on Britain’s noisiest streets

A search for Britain’s noisiest streets has been launched by the Department for Transport (DfT) with four areas across England and Wales set to trial new phase 2 technology to help stop rowdy motorists revving their engines unnecessarily or using illegal exhausts. Since the technology is in design phase, MPs are being invited to submit […]

Atkins complete 1,000th Stations Accessibility Audit of UK rail stations

Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has completed the 1,000th stations accessibly audit at Oban railway station in Scotland, as part of a Government programme to boost inclusivity across the transportation network. The audit – which was originally pledged in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail – will help identify improvements and highlight […]

Five in the running for Rest and Be Thankful design contract

Transport Scotland has shortlisted five sets of consultants to sort out the problems on the A87 Rest and Be Thankful road. Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited / Sweco UK Limited; Ove Arup & Fairhurst;  Atkins Limited / WSP UK Limited;  Stantec UK Ltd / RPS Consulting Services Limited and Jacobs / Aecom have been invited to […]

Balfour Beatty successfully completes A19 upgrade ahead of schedule

Balfour Beatty, alongside its design partner Atkins, has announced the completion of National Highways’ A19 major upgrade project, four months ahead of schedule. Around £65 million has been invested into the construction of 198,770 square metres of new road between Norton and Wynyard junctions, increasing capacity from two to three lanes, reducing traffic noise in […]

Gloucestershire County Council and its highways delivery partners recommended for ISO: 44001

Gloucestershire County Council together with its partners Ringway and Atkins have announced they have been recommended for accredited certification for ISO 44001: collaborative business relationship management systems. ISO 44001 is an international standard which provides guidance for identifying, developing and managing collaborative business relationships within or between organisations. In2019, the county council announced plans to […]

Atkins awarded capital delivery partner role by Oxfordshire County Council

Atkins has been awarded a contract to become Oxfordshire County Council’s capital transport delivery partner for the next four years. The company and its subsidary, Faithful + Gould will deliver £600m worth of transport projects in a commercial roile alongside project managers, mainly related to the council’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) funding. This will include […]


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