B509/3 BSI Committee wants your views on BS 8442

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) is supporting the B509/3 BSI standards committee who is currently attempting to review BS 8442 which covers temporary traffic signs, bollards and beacons and is asking readers to give their own views. If you are interested, please complete the questionnaire in the link below by Monday June 22nd. Thank […]

Ireland commits to spend 20% of transport budget on cycling and walking

An unprecedented €360 million (£320 million) is being earmarked for cycling and walking projects in Ireland. The pledge has been made as part of the country’s coalition agreement to form a new government, which includes the Green Party for the first time. The programme for government says 10% of transport’s capital budget will be spent […]

Highways Sector Council searches for new board members

The Highways Sector Council (HSC) is looking to fill a number of vacancies on its newly formed council. The Council is a partnership of both the private and public sector organisations covering both strategic and local roads, created to help transform delivery in the highways sector, using a unified voice and approach so the industry […]

Streetworks COVID-19 guidance updated

The Joint Authorities Group (JAG (UK)), Streetworks UK, HAUC England and the DfT has updated its streetworks COVID-19 guidance for operators. Please click on the link below: https://tinyurl.com/ycyfcwea

Green number plates to be introduced to help councils with EV take up

The Government is to introduce green number plates in the autumn to help local authorities put in place new policies to incentivise people to own electric vehicles As part of the Government’s plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, the plates will make it easier for cars to be identified as zero emission vehicles. […]

Lancashire to invest an additional £5 million in its road network

Lancashire CC will invest an additional £5m in its road network to help with repair work following flood damage earlier this year. Councillors in the county said they wanted to prioritise improving people’s journeys when completing the council’s annual budget in February, and have now agreed to invest an extra £5m in renewing vital transport infrastructure […]

Oxfordshire upgrades bus lane enforcement

Oxfordshire County Council installed a new Videalert automated platform to reduce journey times and improve air quality in and around the City of Oxford by better enforcing bus lanes. The move to the new camera system is also aimed to support the increase in cyclists expected as more people are able to move around as the lockdown eases, as well as protect bus […]

Fears for public transport in the North East

Public transport companies in the North East have expressed their concerns that Coronavirus could set public transport back decades. Despite plans to ease lockdown, social distancing restrictions will mean buses and the Tyne and Wear Metro will be restricted to barely a quarter of their pre-pandemic capacity. It also raises concerns about the wider impact it […]

ITS expert questions future of MaaS

One of the UK’s leading transport technology experts says the transport community must reconsider all it’s been planning for Mobility as a Service and shared mobility in the light of the Coronavirus crisis. Andy Graham told the weekly webinar that there is a large question mark over the thought of sharing a vehicle in a […]

Ross Bullerwell to join the newly formed NY Highways

Ross Bullerwell, the current Managing Director of Rennicks (UK), is to leave his post in September to join North Yorkshire Highways Ltd (NY Highways). Mr Bullerwell will take up the post of Managing Director at NY Highways and will bring his extensive experience of running contracting businesses with him. North Yorkshire has the largest network […]


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