Costain appointed to deliver major London road upgrade

Transport for London has commissioned infrastructure solutions company, Costain, to provide detailed design and construction services for the second phase of improvements to the A40, one of London’s key east-west arteries. The upgrades are being designed improve the safety and quality of customer journeys through this section of the road, which is used by 96,000 […]

Boardman looks to make active travel “easy, every-day choice”

National Active Travel Commissioner Chris Boardman MBE has attended a meeting at Downing Street as part of the Government’s National Physical Activity Taskforce to help get millions more people involved in sport and physical activity by 2030. Speaking at the meeting, Mr Boardman said: “We are all convinced by the case for health. A healthy […]

PTV offers authorities assistance with free Public Transport Playbook

Transport modelling and software company PTV is offering transport planners and consultants free support through a new publication called the Public Transport Playbook. The company talked to public transport experts around the globe to get the full picture and says “they voluntarily shared their knowledge with us”. The company has summarised the output and its […]

Road maintenance carried out in south Oxfordshire using innovative recycling technique

A south Oxfordshire road has being resurfaced using an innovative recycling technique which reuses all of the existing surfacing material and saved hundreds of tonnes of carbon. The technique, known as in-situ cold recycling, also allowed the road to be reopened eight days quicker than by using conventional resurfacing techniques. Oxfordshire County Council carried out […]

New scheme launched to boost health and wellbeing in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Staffordshire County Council has launched a new active travel scheme to encourage more people to get into walking and cycling in Newcastle-under-Lyme.   Funded by Active Travel England, the Inspiring New Travel Options (INTO) initiative aims to get adults into active travel to improve their health and wellbeing.  The scheme aims to support adults living with […]

Fife Council spends £3.5m on extra road maintenance

Fife Council is investing an additional £3.5 million to help fix the county’s roads, saying it is making good progress in tackling a backlog of repairs. The additional money will be used to help deal with a backlog of repairs that built up through last winter. Fife’s entire road network was inspected and more than […]

£80 million funding to improve and protect bus services

The Roads Minister has announced a further £80 million to support buses into 2025, with the aim of delivering lower fares, improved reliability and better bus services. Richard Holden has confirmed allocations for 64 local authorities across England from the £80 million investment in the Bus Service Improvement Plan+ (BSIP+) for 2024-25. Local authorities can […]

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