News feature: Driving change in water management

When planning and designing highways networks, one of the main priorities has historically been traffic patterns and meeting the needs of road users. However, as priorities change, there is growing emphasis for the sector to ensure roads are not only safe for users, but also for the surrounding environment. The result has been a shift […]

Essex County Council starts early engagement for future highways provision

Essex County Council has started the early engagement process for provision of its highways services. The council’s current Highways Strategic Transformation Contract (Highways Contract) ends on the 31st March 2027 with no further option to extend. “Therefore, the Council has started on our journey of discovery, regarding how the Highways Service provision could evolve and […]

TfGM talks of a “buzz in the air” with app a week ahead of Bee Network launch

A new Bee Network app that puts real time bus, tram and train travel information at customers’ fingertips for the first time – and allows them to buy combined bus and tram tickets that are 20% cheaper – has gone live. It comes ahead of the launch of Greater Manchester’s first locally controlled bus services […]

TfL and MOPAC announce new victim support service with Brake and RoadPeace

Transport for London, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), police and charities Brake and RoadPeace, is launching a new pilot victim support service to improve support for victims of the most serious road traffic collisions in London. It says the service will enhance the level of support available to families […]

Micro-asphalt plans for resident roads in Lincolnshire

Seventy-seven roads in Lincolnshire are getting a share of a £700,000 surface dressing roads scheme that starts this month. Selected residential roads across Lincolnshire are getting a special road surfacing treatment designed specifically for suburban areas. Micro-asphalt is a surface treatment that is a preventative measure used to seal the existing road surface, improve the […]

Traffic cone loving polar bears receive generous gift from highways team

Staffordshire County Council (SCC) has treated three local polar bears to a truckload of their favourite toys – traffic cones. Peak Wildlife Park’s newest residents really enjoy playing with things that float so what better welcome gift than 30 damaged traffic cones that would have otherwise been thrown away? Highways crew members, Wayne Bridgett and […]

FixMyStreet improvements outlined in report by Bath & North East Somerset Council

Improvements to an online system where residents can report problems with highways and public spaces in Bath & North East Somerset are being set out before the council. A report before councillors on the Corporate Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel today outlines the changes that have been made to FixMyStreet to make it easier for […]

Moto launches mental health campaign for HGV drivers

Moto Hospitality is launching a ‘cabversation’ campaign to encourage HGV drivers to connect and talk to one another when taking a break at its service stations. The campaign follows research suggesting 41% of ill health is caused by work-related stress, depression or anxiety in the transport and storage sector. Moto is teaming up with Mind […]

FairCharge and Fully Charged SHOW call on Government to help stop “EV culture war”

Electric vehicle and renewable energy campaign group FairCharge, in partnership with Robert Llewellyn’s Fully Charged SHOW, have officially launched a campaign called #StopBurningStuff which it says counters “the raft of misinformation being propagated by some media providers and MPs”. They say the campaign has been endorsed by scientists, climate ambassadors and senior industry. Quentin Willson, […]

ITS UK Awards shortlist announced

ITS UK has announced the shortlist for its annual Awards, to be held in London at the end of next month. The Awards, which take place during the Intelligent Transport Systems industry association’s President’s Dinner, celebrate transport technology across the industry, covering the use of technological solutions in areas like active travel, enforcement and the environment, […]


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