LGTAG launches highways health and wellbeing survey

The Local Government Technical Advisers Group backed by the Department for Transport and the Local Government Roads Innovation Group is launching a Health and Wellbeing Survey in order to gain an understanding of how the highways sector has coped throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With the sector employing almost a quarter of a million people, LGTAG says […]

Gaist backed by BGF for future growth and international expansion

Gaist has secured a £2.1 million investment from BGF – the UK’s most active growth capital investor. The deal follows BGF’s initial investment in 2018, taking the total invested to £4.8 million. The highways technology company has developed a revolutionary and IP-rich proprietary system for collecting and analysing, high-definition imagery of highways networks across the […]

Transport Scotland releases new report on future of public EV charging infrastructure

Transport Scotland and the Scottish Futures Trust have published a new report on public electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It sets out how Scotland can grow and expand provision to enable households and business to confidently switch to electric vehicles and help tackle climate change. TransportandEngergy.com reports the joint report highlights the current approaches and constraints […]

New £800,000 business support package launched to help boost sustainable travel in Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new £800,000 funding package and interactive web portal to help businesses and employers embed sustainable travel behaviours, head-off a car-led recovery and build back better from the pandemic.   While the numbers of trips on public transport dropped significantly during lockdown – and still remain well below ‘normal’ levels – the numbers of trips by car remained consistently high and are now close to pre-pandemic levels, said TfGM. If that trend continues, and more […]

Shropshire Council hopes closure of two depots will help service delivery

Shropshire Council has announced plans to close two of its five highways depots, as part of plans to further improve the council’s highways maintenance service. Under the proposals, the depots at Bridgnorth and Hodnet would close, with operations continuing at the three main depots in Whittington, Shrewsbury and Craven Arms. No jobs would be lost, […]

New research shows that almost half of drivers are in favour of 20 mph zones in towns

Almost half of British drivers are in favour of lowering all existing 30 mph speed limits to 20 mph, according to new research. The study by IAM Roadsmart of more than 1,000 motorists found 44%bof those quizzed think the UK roads that currently have 30 mph limits should see them reduced by 10 mph. The survey found 49% of those […]

Highways sector tackling abuse head on according to Safer Highways Vice Chair

The highways industry is meeting the challenge of eradicating road worker abuse because of the on-going work of the Stamp It Out campaign, according to Joe Docherty, Vice Chairman of Safer Highways. He was speaking about the progress of the campaign on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester this week. This follows a report by the […]

Derby City Council joins forces with Toyota to plot sustainable future

Derby City Council has signed a partnership agreement with Toyota to help it plan its future transport systems. The partnership with Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK, named T-DREAM (Toyota-Derby Revolution in Energy and Access to Mobility), will try to design an environmentally way forward as the country strives to attain net zero-carbon emissions. The partnership will […]

Three-year-old girl left seriously injured after e-scooter collision

There’s been another serious injury involving an e-scooter, after a three year old girl was left with life changing injuries after a collision with one in south London. It happened in Myatt’s Field Park, Lambeth, occurred at around 8.30pm on Monday, 19 July. The toddler was in the park with her family when the collision […]

ITS (UK) launching new Forum focussing on data

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society has decided to set up an expert forum to discuss and develop ideas on how the growing amount of data in the transport/mobility sector can be best used. ITS (UK) has discussed data use across its forums in the past, particularly in its Urban Authority, Public Transport and Connected Vehicle […]


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