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Highways Agency halts asset maintenance tenders

17-Dec-2014 | By

The Highways Agency has suspended procurement for the latest tranche of it roads maintenance contracts, it revealed yesterday.


Devolve transport powers to cities, says ICE


The process for devolution of transport powers to cities should be accelerated in the next parliament,  according to a new report from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).


Jobs boom to be created by Highways England, says Dalton

10-Dec-2014 | By

A jobs boom will be created both within the newly formed highways government company (go-co) and in the supply chain ahead of the delivery on an increased programme of roads spending, Graham Dalton said yesterday.

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Design competition launched for new Nine Elms bridge

9-Dec-2014 | By

A competition to design a new bridge across the River Thames in Nine Elms has been launched by Wandsworth Council.

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Driver grows infrastructure presence with Steve Norris appointment

9-Dec-2014 | By

Driver Group has boosted its infrastructure business with the appointment of former transport minister Steve Norris as a director, and the acquisition of capital investment outfit Initiate Consulting.

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Major new schemes mooted in new government vision for strategic road network

1-Dec-2014 | By

Ministers are drawing up plans for a series of major new road schemes including a Trans-Pennine tunnel, a new dual-carriageway link between Oxford and Cambridge and a revamp of the M25 around Heathrow.

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Crossrail 2 given £27bn price tag

27-Nov-2014 | By

The total cost of Crossrail 2 could be more than £27bn, according to a new report into financing the project.

Exclusive strategic roads biannual report: The first update


Exclusive to NCE, twice a year the Department for Transport is providing a progress update on the government’s massive roads programme. This is the first update.

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Atkins expects transport to drive up to 10% UK growth in 2015

13-Nov-2014 | By

Atkins is confident of a return to growth next year after revenue at the consultant dropped by 9% during the six months ended 30 September.

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‘Glow-in-the-dark’ cycle path opens in Netherlands

13-Nov-2014 | By

The world’s first ‘glow-in-the-dark’ cycle path has opened in the Netherlands.

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Transport devolution is a key policy

17-Dec-2014 | By NCE Editorial

As the General Election approaches, policy makers from across the political spectrum must seek to accelerate the process for devolution of transport powers in the next Parliament and “seize the opportunity to unlock the potential of our city regions”, according to the ICE.



More roads mean more traffic – an inconvenient truth the government has ignored

4-Dec-2014 | By Andrew Allen

The Autumn Statement was a missed opportunity. Despite some positive announcements on devolution, the government’s fetish for ever more roads comes at the expense of both the environment and more effective and better value public transport alternatives.

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Private sector skills for public sector projects

25-Nov-2014 | By John Pelton

August saw the launch of the Project Leadership Programme (PLP) by Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude. Aimed at improving the skills and capability of civil servants who work on government projects, it serves an unique purpose in upskilling the civil service in project management skills. Essential? Yes.

Infrastructure in 2014: Transport


Infrastructure in 2014: How Crossrail is set to transform London

12 December 2013 | By Terry Morgan

In 2014 Crossrail will reach the halfway mark and begin to move from heavy civils towards a focus on tunnel fit-out and railways systems.

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Infrastructure in 2014: Stations offer a new branch of business

12 December 2013 | By

Rail travel is set to be transformed over the decade - a transformation that applies just as much to the stations as it does to the network.

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