ITS stalwart Kristoffy passes away

Highways News is sad to report that one of the most likeable people in the ITS industry, Andy Kristoffy, has died of cancer. His family was with him at his bedside. He was probably best known for a decade and a half working with German traffic information software company GEWI, where he was regularly seen […]

Additional £29 million to maintain bus services in Scotland

The Scottish Government is providing additional expenditure of up to £29 million to help bus operators maintain services during the coronavirus pandemic. The extra funding extends the support for bus services already provided of up to £162.3 million since June. Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “We know how vital bus […]

Kent County Council completes £24.2 million road resurfacing programme

A £24.2 million road resurfacing programme has come to an end resurfacing around 550,000 square metres with new tarmac and replacing 50 miles of Kent’s roads. The majority of this work was delivered by Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd, whose resurfacing contract with the ciuncil comes to end in December. Following a decision to significantly increase investment […]

Greater Manchester to deliver 24 miles of permanent walking and cycling routes

A further 24 miles of permanent walking and cycling routes will be delivered across Greater Manchester using £15.97 million from the government’s Active Travel fund (formerly the Emergency Active Travel Fund), Transport for Greater Manchester announced today. The funding will see 25 schemes delivered across all 10 councils to provide safe travel options for the […]

CPC celebrates “internationally influential” UK CAV industry

The Connected Places Catapult (CPC) has celebrated its success in supporting the UK’s driverless vehicle industry become a world leader and shared many thought-provoking ideas and challenges at its virtual conference titled “What next for autonomous technology – opportunities for the UK”, that took place on 2 December. The Catapult’s focus is to help innovative […]

Maintenance backlog over £100m in Argyll and Bute

The backlog of roads repairs in Argyll and Bute has reached more than £100 million, according to a council report. Members of the authority’s environment, development and infrastructure committee discussed the alarming figure at a meeting earlier this month – as the council’s head of roads admitted the position facing him and his staff is […]

Amey secures Wakefield street lighting upgrade

Amey has won a contract to install energy efficient LED street lighting for Wakefield Council, as the council upgrades all existing residential street lighting, over the next three years.  Over 43,000 streetlights across the district will be upgraded to LED lights, which will reduce the Council’s street lighting energy consumption by 65%. It is estimated […]

RSTA and Safer Highways creates collaborative partnerhsip

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has agreed to join Safer Highways as a member to help support its on-going programmes and awareness around health, safety and wellbeing in the highway sector. Safer Highways and RSTA will work together collaboratively to communicate the work of the members of both organisations in this area and the […]

New Chair for ADEPT Waste Board

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has announced a new Chair for its Waste Group. Steve Palfrey, Assistant Director for Waste and Environment at Suffolk County Council, will take over from Ian Fielding from January 2021. Mr Palfrey has always played an active role in championing the interests of local […]

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