IRTE News

England road network set for £28bn upgrade

5th Nov 2018

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the new budget plans for a major investment in England’s roads, with further cash allocated for future upgrades.

Transport Scotland agrees £930m roads deal

31st Aug 2018

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Transport Scotland has invited bids for two roads maintenance contracts worth over £930m for upgrade work on the south east and south west of the country.

Winners announced at IRTE Skills Challenge awards

30th Jul 2018

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The achievements of the most talented bus and coach technicians were recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony at Rockingham Motor Speedway in July.
More than 90 apprentices and fully-qualified technicians took part in the testing at S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol at the beginning of June, as the IRTE Skills Challenge expanded into a five-day event with new tests, categories and, of course, buses.

Government launches zero emission road transport strategy

27th Jul 2018

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The government launched its Road to Zero strategy in July, outlining plans to reduce harmful emissions and greatly improve green infrastructure.

SOE extends Workshop Accreditation assessments

25th Jul 2018

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Transport Training Services (TTS), S&B Automotive Academy, Manchester College and Blyth Equipment all now have qualified auditors available for Workshop Accreditation (WA) assessments.