RSMA Publishes STANSPEC 2022

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has today published STANSPEC 2022 – The Standard Specification for Horizontal Road Markings and Road Studs. STANSPEC 2022 addresses the supply and installation of white and yellow permanent road marking materials and retro-reflecting road studs. The document provides a template for shared understanding between RSMA members and their clients, […]

Progress made towards net zero in last year as government sets out next steps in new report

Significant progress has been towards the Department for Transport’s transport decarbonisation plan, according to a new report. Government has brought forward a zero emission vehicle mandate to ensure that the supply of electric vehicles meets the soaring demand and to help the private sector invest with confidence in vital charginginfrastructure.It has announced funding for Sustainable […]

SWARCO Traffic delivers new parking guidance solution for Ipswich Borough Council

Traffic technology specialist SWARCO Traffic has specified and installed a new parking guidance and management solution to reduce congestion and improve the driver experience throughout Ipswich.  Ipswich has several public car parks throughout the town centre and by the waterfront that can become extremely busy, especially during peak times. However, during its Parking Strategy review, […]

Looking ahead to an autumn of events on Highways Voices

This last Highways Voices before the August break features a look ahead to three major events we’ll be covering this autumn. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! First, we chat to John Nightingale, organiser of the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium about what’s in the event, who […]

Comment: Covid-19 must not distort what transport policy needs to achieve

By Paul Swinney, Centre for Cities Policy decisions around public transport should be based on where we need to be, not to where we were pre covid-19. Will we return to pre-covid levels of activity? Be it office working, high street footfall or public transport usage, it’s a question that has implications for how much […]

Shropshire to tackle potholes with Multihogs

Shropshire Council’s three Multihog road planer machines will be tackling more potholes and other defects on roads across Shropshire next month. The Multevo Multihog planes off the road surface to enable a squared-off hole to be filled by a following gang. It’s quicker than having to saw-cut and break-out the defective road by hand – […]

£7 million fund for local action to cut air pollution

The government is inviting local councils across England to bid for funding from a £7 million pot to find innovative ways to improve the air quality in their areas. The government’s Air Quality Grant helps councils develop and implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities and reduce the impact of air pollution on people’s health. The […]

Report demands action to stop traffic pollution contributing to dementia

The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution (COMEAP) has said it is ‘likely’ that toxic emissions are increasing the risk of developing one of the most devastating degenerative cognitive conditions.  A new report has called for action to be taken to stop traffic pollution and other air pollutants contributing to the prevalence of […]


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