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The driver of a train that hit buffers at King’s Cross station had experienced a microsleep shortly beforehand, rail investigators have concluded, prompting further warnings over the importance of effective fatigue risk management.
Highways England’s ‘reprofiling’ of its first Road Investment Strategy (RIS) from 2015-2020 has reduced its budget shortfall from £800m to around £600m, chief executive Jim O’Sullivan has exclusively told Transport Network.
Motorway services and large petrol retailers will be required to install chargepoints for electric cars under plans announced by ministers as part of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill.
London’s £10 Toxicity Charge (T-Charge), said to be the world’s toughest emission standard, came into force on Monday morning as part of mayor Sadiq Khan's plans to tackle air pollution.
Highways England could increase the speed limit on motorway road works to 60mph as early as this year, following trials that showed that higher speeds reduced drivers’ heart rates.
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.