Staffordshire and Amey join forces with NHS to encourage “scoot to commute”

Amey, Staffordshire County Council and its e-scooter provider Ginger have teamed up to offer NHS workers in Stafford free electric scooter rides as a trial scheme is rolled-out to the town’s County Hospital as a mark of gratitude to them for their ongoing invaluable work. The trio are partnering with University of Hospitals North Midlands […]

Location solutions discussed in latest Highways Voices

When you stop and think about it, a huge amount of innovation in the highways and transport technology industries over the past 20 years have been related to location services, but what about the mapping that underpins it? The latest Highways Voices podcast digs into the issue by talking to HERE Technologies Chief Product Officer […]

Government to review public sector frameworks

There is to be a government review of public sector frameworks with the aim to create a ‘gold standard’ for how they should operate. The government is strongly supportive of the use of frameworks for procuring construction contracts but says not all of them are delivering their aims, reports the Construction Index. The Cabinet Office […]

LCRIG to host #AsktheDfT webinars

Members of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) will have the opportunity to ask the Department for Transport (DfT) anything as part of an exclusive webinar series.   Its new quarterly webinar series entitled ‘#AsktheDfT’ will bring together a panel of experts to answer your questions, which will be focused around key topic areas.  LCRIG will be inviting members to submit questions in […]

LCRIG joins Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has joined a working group of the UK Government’s Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce (EVET).  Content Director Alec Peachey is representing LCRIG on WG1 – a group dedicated to supporting the delivery of the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The 20-strong group includes representatives from the Department for Business, Energy & […]

Shropshire commits to addressing pothole challenges on its network

Shropshire County Council has moved to address recent concerns over the number of potholes on its network. The council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Steve Davenport said he was ‘determined’ to sort the problem as soon as possible. “I share people’s frustration about the condition of some of our roads. I’m a driver and […]

Road length stats show increase of 1.1% since 2010

The total road length in Great Britain has increased by 2,600 milies since 2010, an increase of 1.1%, meaning there is now of total of 247,500 miles of road. This is according to the Department for Transport, that has released statistics presenting the estimates for public roads in Great Britain. The statistics show that there […]

Staffordshire County Council gives it support to end road worker abuse

Staffordshire County Council along with highways partner Amey have revealed how last year in the county there were 764 incidents involving abuse of workers being reported. These included incidents where drivers either entered roadwork safety zones through cones, threw objects, spat at or verbally abused highways operatives. Now the local authority has branded the abuse […]

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