ADEPT publishes local authorities report into impact of Covid-19 on waste services

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has published the findings from its 17th waste impacts survey, designed in partnership with key local authority network groups. The survey has been restarted as the pandemic in early 2021 has resulted in impacts on some council waste services. ADEPT has published the survey, […]

Surrey gets the go-ahead for Lane Rental Scheme

A scheme designed to reduce congestion on the county’s busiest roads has been given the go-ahead to start in April 2021. Surrey’s new Lane Rental Scheme will give utility companies and the county council’s highways teams who need to close a road or lane to complete roadworks, a financial incentive to carry works out during […]

Civil engineering company Griffiths appoint Stephen Tomkins as MD

Stephen Tomkins has been appointed as managing director of regional civil engineering specialist, Griffiths. He will join the Abergavenny-based business from Balfour Beatty where, as operations director, he has led on operational safety, construction and quality, overseeing a wide range of infrastructure and construction projects. Throughout his 25-year career in civil engineering and construction, Stephen has delivered […]

ADEPT launches toolkit to help local authorities transform the customer experience

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and Amey has published a toolkit to help local authorities improve customer experince. The Customer Experience Toolkit for Place Leaders  has been developed through ADEPT’s Excellence in Place Leadership (EiPL) programme, run in partnership with Amey. Customer Centric Place Services was one of four […]

GRAHAM completes A12 repairs ahead of schedule during last lockdown

Civil engineering specialist GRAHAM has completed a £1.9m package of concrete road repairs along the A12 at Kelvedon for Highways England ahead of schedule during the November/December lockdown period. The works, which took place along the A12 Chelmsford-Colchester corridor at Junctions 22 to 24 north and southbound, involved resurfacing and concrete repairs. These have extended […]

Government announces winners of T-TRIG programme

Safer, greener travel transport technology that supports the acceleration for a green recovery is central to the winning entries of the T-TRIG programme. Technology start-ups will be given government funding to help support COVID-19 recovery and decarbonisation as we build back better from the pandemic. Projects will include; improving ventilation systems on trains, creating safer […]

ORR report shows differences in regional performance on Highways England roads

Highways England’s roads continued to show large differences in regional performance in 2019-20, according to a report by the Office of Rail and Road. User satisfaction and average traffic delays across six regions of England varied significantly, but performance was more aligned in supporting the smooth flow of traffic and the condition of the road […]

Germany closer to approving Level 4 autonomy

The German government has announced it has cleared the way in cabinet to draft autonomous driving laws which would see the country be the first in the world to regulate Level 4 autonomy. Level 4 is considered to be fully autonomous driving, although a human driver can still request control, and the car still has […]

EV smart charging trial findings revealed

The UK’s largest trial of smart charging incentives found the majority of electric vehicle drivers who took part shifted charging to off-peak, reducing demand on the network at the busiest times. The website Transport and Energy reports the Shift trial, which was led by UK Power Networks in partnership with Kaluza, Octopus Energy and ev.energy […]

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