Entries by jamesfernandes

Highways England unveils successful air quality and innovation competition entries

Technology which could improve air quality in local communities by helping the way drivers leave motorways was named today as one of the successful entries in a multi-million-pound competition run by Highways England and Innovate UK. The technology would inform drivers of the time remaining before traffic lights will change to green at junctions and […]

West of England councils tender £40m Professional Services contract for infrastructure works

The West of England Combined Authority, in collaboration with regional Councils, has gone out to tender with a contract for professional services to support its regional infrastructure projects worth an estimated £40 million. The four year professional services Framework Agreement will have a single multidisciplinary lot and will be limited to 3 suppliers. The core […]

Competition opens to convert retiring Pacer trains in the North

Community groups in the North of England can now submit their plans on how to renovate retiring Pacer train carriages. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced the scheme earlier this year, and argues that instead of scrapping the trains they could be converted into community assets. The DfT officially launched its Pacer competition yesterday at Bolton Station. […]

Ofwat consults on driving transformational innovation in the water sector

Ofwat has launched a new consultation on driving transformational innovation in the water sector as part of the development of its emerging strategy for regulating water and wastewater companies in England and Wales. Launching the consultation, the water industry regulator said: “We believe that the adoption of innovative approaches is key to delivering long-term resilience […]

Amazon takes one small step for satellite connectivity

Amazon has submitted its application to the FCC to deliver home broadband services to rural communities in the US through its Kuiper Systems satellite programme. In a filing with the FCC, Kuiper Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, plans to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband services to consumers, businesses, and other customers worldwide through a constellation […]

Funding agreed for ‘cutting-edge’ rail research centre in Leeds

The government will help fund one of the most advanced high-speed rail research facilities in the world, the University of Leeds has announced. The University’s Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration (IHSRSI) aims to revolutionise the way new railway systems are invented, developed and brought into service. It will be located next to […]