Government announces new vision for rapid electric chargepoint network

The Department for Transport (DfT) has outline a new vision to significantly increase the number of electric car chargepoints across England’s strategic network over the next decade. According to the DfT, England’s motorways and major A roads, drivers are currently never more than 25 miles away from a rapid chargepoint. Now, government aims to ensure […]

Multi-billion investment to repair UK road and rail network

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a multi-billion package to upgrade roads and railways to help support the country’s economic recovery. There will be a £1.7 billion investment to improve journeys for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers across England will be made through repairs to local roads is part of the Government’s plan to ‘level […]

Stockport Council to get cycling and walking grant from TfGM

Stockport Council will receive a grant of up to ££500,000 to help it deliver proposals to make it easier for people to walk and cycle during the pandemic. The money has come from Transport for Greater Manchester’s #SaferStreetsSaveLives campaign, which was launched in Greater Manchester last week with the aim create enhanced shared spaces for pedestrians […]

Rethink needed on national public transport strategy

The Chief Executive of Stagecoah, Martin Griffiths, has called for a complete rethink in the way that government, local authorities and public transport operators work together. His comments come after various research has shown that public transport use could fall dramatically after the lockdown. He said the prioritisation of walking, cycling and buses over private […]

“So much for protecting the NHS” – charity CEO blasts speeding drivers

The head of road safety charity Roadpeace has criticised “selfish idiot” drivers who have ignored speed limits on quiet roads during latest travel restrictions. One driver was caught doing 134 in a 40 in London, another 74 in a 30 in Gloucestershire with dozens of people have been clocked at well over 100 on motorways […]

HS2 moves to support supply chain

HS2 has committed to paying its contractors by processing approved payments as soon as funds are available rather than on contracted terms and it expects them to do the same throughout the supply chain. It has written to all of its Tier 1 contractors requiring faster payments to be reflected through all tiers of the supply […]

Suffolk Highways records 18.5% rise in pothole repairs

Suffolk Highways has fixed 6,334 potholes and other highway faults during March and April, compared with 5,345 in the same period last year leading to a 18.5% increase in works. Planning of resource and time before and during the lockdown was key to then rise and highway teams working out on the network have been […]


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