Road workers help transform over-grown school yard into ‘dream’ playground

Road workers transform over-grown school yard into dream playground after a lack-lustre school yard has been turned into a dream playground where children’s imaginations can run wild thanks to a team of volunteers from a nearby Highways England road scheme. Pupils were treated to a stage, den area, bug hotels and even a mud kitchen […]

£15 million allocated to repair and upgrade traffic signals

39 councils in England have been awarded a share of £15 million additional funding to upgrade and repair of traffic signals, which will make traffic in their areas flow better, and therefore reduce air pollution and congestion. The extra money from the Department for Transport is part of this year’s Highway Maintenance settlement for English […]

Government must do more to help councils to decarbonise, says campaign group

The government must do more to enable councils to play their part in decarbonising the UK, campaign group Friends of the Earth has said. The call comes after a new BBC survey  found that over a third of councils are supporting policies that could increase carbon emissions, such as new roads or airport expansion, despite almost 90% […]

City of Edinburgh proposes reform for its public transport companies

Recommendations for the reform of Edinburgh’s Transport Arm’s Length External Organisations (ALEOs) would deliver a more efficient, better integrated public transport offering while retaining the identities of the Capital’s much-loved transport companies, according to a new report. Reform of Transport Arm’s Length External Organisations, to be considered by Transport and Environment Committee this week, proposes […]

TRL announces electric HGV research project

TRL has announced it is leading a comprehensive study of an innovative Electric Road System applied to 44 tonne Heavy Goods Vehicles as a cost effective and feasible solution. ElectroRoad is part of the ZERFT programme, comprising 20 projects focussed on helping the UK solve challenges around zero emission road freight. Delivering the ElectroRoad project […]


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