Cheshire East Council submits its bids to Levelling Up Fund

Cheshire East Council is the latest council to submit three bids to round two of the government’s Levelling Up Fund. The Levelling Up Fund is designed to invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK and, in March, Government launched the second round of bidding. Cheshire East Council submitted three bids – two relating to […]

LCRIG and IHE sign Professional Development Partnership

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has signed a Professional Development Partnership (PDP) with the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). The agreement effectively formalises collaboration across several areas including promotion of each other’s organisations and access to training, resources, etc. LCRIG are currently developing a training platform that will focus on providing high quality […]

Buckinghamshire Council announces new partner to continue programme of highways improvements

Buckinghamshire Council has announced that Balfour Beatty Living Places has been awarded the future Term Maintenance Contract to look after the county’s highway network. Balfour Beatty Living Places will take on the multi-million-pound contract on 1 April 2023 when the council’s current agreement with Ringway Jacobs, working under the Transport for Buckinghamshire umbrella, comes to […]

Driving down carbon emissions on Devon’s highways

Devon County Council has reaffirmed its commitment to driving down carbon emissions in its highways delivery. Its ambition is to be carbon neutral by 2030 is ahead of schedule, as we announce our next phase in cutting carbon from Devon’s roads maintenance. Phase one, announced last year, saw it become one of the first councils […]

London Mayor faces legal challenge over ANPR use

A London Assembly member is leading a legal challenge against the city’s Mayor over his decision to allow the Met police access to cameras monitoring the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone. Green Party member Sian Berry is working with Open Rights Group, a privacy campaigning organisation, and law firm Bindman’s, to prevent the Mayor waving […]

TRL Software and Experion Technologies Form Joint Venture TRL Technologies India

TRL Software and Experion Technologies have entered into a joint venture to form TRL Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. Headquartered in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, the partnership brings over one hundred years of transport research expertise to Indian roadways and will support the country in future-proofing its road systems using local talent and the best of international […]

National Highways issues fuel warning as next phase of breakdowns campaign launches

Drivers are being urged to make sure they have enough fuel for their journey before heading out on England’s busiest roads to reduce the risk of unnecessary breakdowns.  With thousands of breakdowns each year due to vehicles running out fuel, National Highways is reminding road users to be aware of this and take no chances […]

Survey finds positive attitudes to AVs among younger demographic

A new study looking at the attitudes towards the use of autonomous vehicles has found people aged 18-24 are broadly positive about the concept of autonomous vehicles. Herriot Watt University talked to ride-hailing users who live in the United Kingdom, which it believes is the most frequent users of application-based taxi services, and they are […]

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