Plug-in car, van and truck grant to be targeted at more affordable models

The Government has announced changes to the plug-in car, van and truck grant. The scheme for electric cars, vans and trucks has been updated to target less expensive models and reflect a greater range of affordable vehicles available, allowing the scheme’s funding to go further and help more people make the switch to an electric vehicle. From today […]

Major changes announced to improve Surrey’s roads

Surrey County Council has become one of the first local authorities in the UK to trial the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to spot potholes. Computer vision cameras, fitted to dashboards inside council vehicles, spot defects and report their location, height, width and depth, along with information gathered by Highway Safety Inspectors. The software can […]

Amey Consulting teams up with FormScore to tackle workplace mental health

Amey Consulting have teamed up with FormScore to drive Mental Health and Wellbeing amongst the workforce. Safer Highways member company Amey Consulting has teamed up with FormScore as part of a pilot scheme which will see over 300 employees test a new version off the app, designed to provide real-time insights as to how colleagues […]

‘SMART’ winter service brings benefits to Kent

Kent County Council’s (KCC) Highways contractor, Amey has reported several benefits following the implementation of its SMART Winter Service programme. Using SMART Winter technology has transformed the way the winter service is delivered on the contract making it more efficient and targeted, helping the operatives to deliver the service more effectively. Between 2017 and 2018 […]

Manchester City Council proposes £2 million spend on road safety schemes

Proposals to invest £2m in road safety schemes are to be considered by Manchester City Council. The funding will be made available as part of the council’s ongoing five-year, £100m Highways Improvement Programme and will be invested in the coming financial year (2021/22). Half of the funds will be spent on accident reduction schemes across […]

Manchester’s new transport strategy set for approval

A new transport strategy for Manchester city centre is to be considered for approval by Manchester City Council’s Executive this week, which should be passed for approval. The strategy will guide how city centre transport is improved across the next two decades and has been informed by a series of public consultation and engagement exercises, […]

TfL may not afford to finish Crossrail

The long-overdue Crossrail line in London may never be finished because of a lack of funding. That’s the revelation from Transport for London’s Chief Financial Officer Simon Kilonback who told the organisation’s Board that only £825 million of a promised £1.1 billion of the final tranche of Crossrail funding had been received but the latest […]

Plans for autonomous service in Cambridge revealed

“Bold, pioneering” conceptual designs have been revealed for the planned Cambridge Autonomous Metro service, which aims to “revolutionise” travel around the city and region. Three different ideas have been put forward to help shape and transform how the CAM vehicle, infrastructure and system would operate. The CAM project has a mission to “be transformational for […]

Scottish Government nationalises ScotRail

The Scottish Government has decided to run ScotRail services itself from next March saying it will give “certainty” to passengers.   Scotland’s Transport Secretary Michael Matheson announced that ScotRail services will be provided by an “arm’s length company” owned and controlled by the Scottish Government once the present franchise held by Abellio runs out. He […]


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