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A minister has asked Highways England to improve the speed at which it re-opens sections of the strategic road network after incidents as new data suggests traffic jams on motorways and A roads costs the economy £9bn a year.
A host of contractors have landed places on Manchester City Council’s £200m Highways and Infrastructure Construction Works framework.
Nine national campaign groups have written a joint letter to transport secretary Chris Grayling about what they called the ‘devastating’ impact of a planned bypass for the A27 at Arundel, Sussex.
The transport secretary has hailed the launch of new bi-mode (diesel/electric) Intercity Express trains on the Great Western Railway route, but the trains’ inaugural journey was marred by a late departure, an even later arrival and faulty air conditioning.
Transport for London (TfL) has published plans for two possible new London Overground stations Old Oak and Park Royal in west London, linking to the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) and HS2.
Transport expert Christian Wolmar argues that the sector needs to wake up to the dangers of tough shift patterns and a lack of sleep.
Councils must think innovatively about how to secure political buy-in to raise the necessary funds to deliver network renewal programmes, argues Peter Hyde, highways services director at Tarmac.
To mark Rail Safety Week, Joan Heery, AECOM’s engineering director, shines the spotlight on the safety benefits that drones provide.
Cumbria County Council has saved about 5 tonnes of carbon emissions on the Scotland Road in Carlisle by employing the new technique of using recycled plastic in the surfacing material.