Gloucestershire roads given £4 million Government boost

Gloucestershire County Council has been awarded almost £4 million by the Government to help with the ongoing highway maintenance challenges caused by some of the coldest and wettest periods of weather we’ve seen for over 100 years. As part of the Government’s 2023/24 budget, an additional £200 million will be provided for highways maintenance across […]

PACTS writes to Home Secretary about inclusion of road policing as cross-cutting priority in Strategic Policing Requirement

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has written to the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, regarding the inclusion of road policing as a cross-cutting priority in the recent Strategic Policing Requirement. For the first time, the Home Office has included roads policing in its Strategic Policing Requirement, published 20th February. This high-level government document […]

Local Council Roads Innovation Group joins the Institute for Collaborative Working

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has joined the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW). LCRIG Chief Executive Martin Duffy recently met with the new ICW Chief Executive – Frank Lee – at their offices in London. Martin was invited to talk about raising the profile of collaboration within the highways sector. The ICW is […]

RSMA Appoints New CEO

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has announced that Rob Shearing shall succeed Stu McInroy as CEO of the Association. Rob will take up the post in May 2023. Rob is an Executive Leader and CEO with over 35 years of experience spanning a variety sectors and geographies. He is passionate about improving and growing […]

Council apologises after fining people for using LTNs during flooding

Lewisham Council in London has apologised for breaking a promise not to fine people for driving on roads in a Low Traffic Neighbourhood when a a burst water main caused a main road to be impassible. The Daily Telegraph reports a local resident has forced the to admit it broke its promise and in fact […]

Paris votes to ban e-scooters

The people of Paris have voted 9-1 in a referendum to ban e-scooters, making it the first European capital to outlaw the travel mode. Lime, Dott and Tier have been offering rental rides but the vote means their contracts will not be renewed. France 24 reports Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s administration welcomedoperators with open arms in […]

New report suggests dualling A75 and A77 would bring £5bn benefits

Dualling the A77/A75 trunk roads linking Scotland and England with Northern Ireland would bring £5 billion of “positive benefits” to the UK economy, according to a new report. The report commissioned by South Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Mid and East Antrim Councils suggests benefits range from reduced journey times and vehicle operating costs (£700 […]

£2 bus cap extended

The Government’s announced it’s spending another £75 million to extend the bus fare cap, meaning passengers can save on single bus tickets. Extended from1 April until the end of June, the offer will apply to more than 5,000 routes in England from over 140 operators. With the average single local bus ticket costing £2.80, passengers […]

Section of M8 could be downgraded to “boulevard”

A section of the M8 motorway that runs through the centre of Glasgow could eventually be downgraded to a ‘boulevard’. STV news reports councillors have agreed to look at reducing the impact the motorway has on the city, so parts of the motorway in Glasgow may also become subject to the city’s low emission zone […]


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