Greater Manchester to hold further consultation on its proposals to reform bus sector

Greater Manchester is preparing to hold a further consultation on its proposals to reform the bus market following work to understand the potential impact of Covid-19. At a meeting on Friday 27 November, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) will be asked to give the go-ahead to a consultation on the potential impacts of Covid-19 on […]

MPs briefing paper cites promising future for active travel

Members of Parliament have been handed a briefing document on active travel, detailed the economic and social benefits as they prepare for a new era of cycling and walking. The document explains a research-led investment case for growing cycling modal share and describes the wide-ranging health benefits, headlining with a reference to the positive net […]

Lower Thames planning application is withdrawn

The planning application for the Lower Thames Crossing has been withdrawn by Highways England, the organisation has said. Highways England said the move has been made after ‘early feedback’ from the Planning Inspectorate. It was expected to make a decision on the application on Friday but it was withdrawn before. Now Highways England is expected […]

Oxford City Council’s maintenance company ODS increases turnover

ODS, the local authority trading company wholly owned by Oxford City Council, has achieved a turnover of £61.1 million in its second year of trading (2019/20), an increase of almost 10% compared to the previous financial year, depsite the pandemic. ODS has seen income from commercial contracts increase by almost 50 per cent and is […]

Unusual methods employed by engineers on two-year maintenance of Ouse Bridge

A two-year routine maintenance programme on a bridge has recently completed – with hardly any impact on road users, according to Highways England. A team of engineers began work on site on the Ouse Bridge on the M62 in Yorkshire in May 2018 and over the past two years they have replaced over 200 bridge […]


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