North Yorks streetlighting project completed early and under budget

A carbon reduction programme to replace 50,400 streetlights across North Yorkshire LED lamps has been completed more quickly and at a lower cost than expected, according to the council. North Yorkshire County Council’s street lighting engineers have now completed the LED programme within three years across the country’s largest highways network, rather than the five years it was originally […]

Manual labour employees three times more likely to smoke, according to PHE

Recently released data from Public Health England (PHE) reveals that nearly one in four employees in routine manual and service occupations in England smoke tobacco – over three times more than those in office-based roles. The data comes after a report from a former government health advisor found reversing trends in smoking cessation in the […]

Further £35.4 million to maintain bus services in Scotland

The Scottish Government has approved additional expenditure of up to £35.4 million to enable bus operators to maintain services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new funding extends the support of up to £61.4 million that the Scottish Government has already made available in 2021-22, and up to £191.3 million that was available in 2020-21. Minister […]

Fusion Processing selected for new driverless minibus trial at Milton Park

Oxfordshire County Council has signed an agreenment with driverless technology company, Fusion Processing, to procure an electric, self-driving minibus. Staff working at Milton Park near Didcot will soon benefit from an automated driving public transport service  Oxfordshire County Council, as the highways authority, is part of a successful consortium, awarded funding of £2.5 million from […]

Project Endeavour arrives in Birmingham for next phase of driverless trials

Project Endeavour arrives in Birmingham this week, with the UK’s second largest city hosting the next phase of autonomous vehicle trials on public roads.  The trials offer the Project Endeavour partners the opportunity to refine local deployment approaches as well as understand and model the complex and busy road network in the city. Project Endeavour […]

Brighton and Hove City Council choose StarTraq as its environmental enforcement partner

StarTraq has announced that Brighton and Hove City Council has chosen to invest in its Environmental Enforcement ‘Software as a Service’ solution, StarTraq DOME. Like so many other councils in the UK, Brighton and Hove has the challenge and cost of keeping its streets and public spaces clean and tidy. Investing more money into cleaning […]

Glasgow to start consultation on phase 2 of its Low Emission Zone

Glasgow City Council has announced that consultation on the second phase of its Low Emission Zone is set to begin later this month. The council introduced phase one of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in 2018 in order to address harmful levels of nitrogen dioxide in the city centre. Phase 1 applies to local bus […]

Hampshire’s first recycling road materials operation officially opened

Hampshire County Council Cabinet Members, with responsibility for economy, transport and environment services, have formally opened Hampshire Highway’s new purpose-built recycling facility Located in Micheldever, the plant puts the County Council and its partners, at the forefront of sustainable highway construction, providing the means to reprocess and recycle material generated from road repairs, for re-use […]

Milton Keynes Council’s highways team wins APSE Excellence award

The highways team at Milton Keynes Council has won an excellence award for maintaining city roads throughout the winter. The council has been named Best Performer in the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) ‘Road, Highways and Winter Maintenance’ category. The team submitted an entry into the winter category showing the high levels of service, […]


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