Staffordshire Council takes delivery of pioneering Pothole Pro machine

Highways teams at Staffordshire County Council will soon be taking delivery of the latest addition to their fight against defects—the JCB Pothole Pro. Fresh off the production line at the JCB Heavy Products factory in Uttoxeter, the Pothole Pro is set to be brought into commission by the county council’s highways teams. Crews will also […]

Liverpool Mayor commits almost £4m to fix potholes and repair roads

Liverpool Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced that nearly £4m will be dedicated to fixing potholes and repairing highways across the Liverpool City Region. The £3.7m has been secured by Mayor Rotheram and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to upgrade and repair key parts of the highway network which could also include bus lanes, cycle […]

Wrexham Council set to invest £200,000 in local bus services 

The Wrexham Council Executive Board will vote on investing £200,000 to improve local bus services this week. The meeting will give an update on the position of transitional funding from Welsh Government together with the Council’s intention to support local bus network. Members will be asked that the funding be used to build on the […]

JCT Symposium to hear TTF update on signal identification standards

Delegates at the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium in September will hear updates on an important project aimed at getting more value from the UK’s network of traffic signal controllers. The Manager of the Transport Technology Forum, Darren Capes (pictured, right), will give a speech outlining work on the Digital Controller Interface Specification at the […]

Funding allocations for active travel prescription trial released

The funding allocations for the 11 local authorities taking part in a walking and cycling prescription trial have now been announced. Published by Active Travel England (ATE), the list of recipients include Bradford City Council, which has received £1.34m to deliver projects that will see patients offered free access to guided walking and cycling activities, […]

East Lothian Council starts charging for Road Construction Consents

East Lothian Council will charge developers appropriate recovery costs for processing and issuing Road Construction Consents (RCC). Road Construction Consent, as well as planning permission, is needed from the local roads authority for a new road or an extension of an existing road.   Cllr John McMillan, Cabinet Member for Environment, Economic Development and Tourism, explained: […]

Driverless technology expert publishes key “ethical roads” report

A leading expert in driverless technology has published research into how the public feels driverless vehicles should be programmed to make the right ethical decisions while driving on our roads. You can listen to Nick Reed discuss this in an exclusive interview on the Highways Voices podcast this Wednesday, 12 July,. Professor Nick Reed’s study […]

Johnson criticises “bone headed” ULEZ expansion

The man who introduced the original Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London has criticised the “sheer bone-headed cruelty” of the schemes expansion to the whole of London. Writing in the Daily Mail, the former London Mayor and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the tax is “so unpopular, so odious — so transparently wrong and […]

Saboteurs work out a way to stop driverless vehicles in San Francisco

A group of activists in San Francisco have begun stopping driverless cars from travelling around the city by putting traffic cones on the bonnets of cars. Pedestrian safety group Safe Street Rebel have posted a video of them stopping the vehicles in a simple way. They claim driverless taxis pose dangers and are pushing their […]

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