Cheshire West and Chester to change its approach to maintenance delivery

Cheshire West and Chester Council will adopt a new approach to its highways maintenance delivery after October 2022, with the authority set to work with a ‘techical partner’ and do some works in-house. In October 2012, the Council entered into a contract with Ringway Infrastructure Services Limited to carry out maintenance operations on the road […]

City of Edinburgh launches ten-year mobility plan

A ten-year plan to deliver a better connected, net zero carbon transport system, a healthier environment and a thriving, inclusive Capital has been launched by the City of Edinburgh Council. The City Mobility Plan has been inspired by forward-thinking cities around the world embracing challenges posed by climate change, poverty and inequality. Subject to approval […]

South West region receives the largest allocation from Potholes Fund

Councils in the South West of the country are to receive the largest amount of funding from the recently announced Pothole Fund. South West councils have been allocated £90,031,000 of the £500million funding, with Devon receiving over £23 million. This is the second instalment from the £2.5billion Potholes Fund, providing £500million a year between 2020/21 and 2024/25, announced by the […]

Recognition for North Yorks bridges teams battling extreme weather

Highway operatives working in temperatures as low as -8˚C to minimise the delays in the reopening of a flood-hit bridge in the Yorkshire Dales have been recognised by North Yorkshire Council. Cogden South bridge, on the C106 near Grinton Moor, was one of two bridges destroyed by catastrophic flooding in 2019. Dependant on the weather […]

Scottish Government to fund e-bike projects

The Scottish Government has awarded over £633,000 to support 45 e-bike projects across the country. For the first time, over £223,000 of this overall funding package is enabling specific projects which directly support key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the latest round of the eBike Grant Fund, delivered through Energy Saving Trust – schools, […]

Oxford wins funding for EV charging innovation

Oxford’s Local Authority Trading Company (LATCO) has won a grant to collaborate with Oxfordshire County Council to develop a device allowing households without off-street parking to charge EVs at home. TransportandEnergy.com reports the charging solution for the 30-40% of residents without off-street parking comes through a cable gullies solution, which provides and safe channel for […]

JLR outlines electric strategy

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has explained how it plans to become an all-electric luxury brand, by launching six electric vehicles in the next five years. ZDNet reports the company is going to use its parent Tata’s “wide reach in software, IT, communications and engineering to reimagine Jaguar Land Rover”. Jaguar Land Rover CEO Thierry Bolloré […]

Ministers in Ireland provide €555m euro funding package for local and regional roads

Ministers in Ireland have committed €555m euro for the investment programme for regional and local roads in the country. This funding package will allow approximately 3,100kms of roads to be maintained and 2,450kms to be strengthened. Commenting on the announcement, Transport Minister Eamon Ryan T.D said: “Our main priority in 2021 is the maintenance and […]

Plans to build electric “gigafactory” in Coventry

A huge new “gigafactory” making batteries for electric vehicles could be built at Coventry Airport. Multiple reports say the site has been picked by the West Midlands Combined Authority and now Coventry City Council is working with the airport’s owners to submit a planning application for the site to be used for battery manufacturing. It […]

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