TTF details £70 million signals funding process

The manager of the Transport Technology Forum, Darren Capes, has given details of how local authorities can claim a share of the £70 million earmarked to make traffic signals more efficient, which was announced by the Transport Secretary on Monday. In launching the Department for Transport’s Plan for Drivers, Mark Harper said there would be […]

RAC urges Chancellor to consider refreshed plug-in car grant

The RAC has called for the Chancellor to consider a refreshed plug-in car grant to help more drivers afford to be able to switch to electric cars sooner, Following new figures out this week from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on new car registrations, RAC spokesperson Rod Dennis said: “Following a record-breaking […]

Work to start on next Inverness – Beauly walking and cycling link

Work will begin shortly on a new stretch of walking and cycling pathway between Dunballoch and Cabrich, linking the existing Lovat Bridge – Dunballoch pathway with the minor road to Cabrich and onwards to Moniack. Highland Council will provide a safe, segregated, comfortable option for those walking and cycling and marks the creation of another […]

New sustainable travel hub will offer students a range of transport choices

Derby City Council and the University of Derby have joined forces to create a sustainable travel hub at the University’s Kedleston Road site. Approximately 15,000 students and 3,000 staff are based at the University’s largest and busiest site on Kedleston Road, which is two miles from the city centre. The hub will be the first […]

Over three tonnes of carbon saved in Warwickshire during Cycle September 2023

Cyclists across Warwickshire saved over 3225kg of Carbon this September when they got on their bikes and chose active travel for work and leisure. Warwickshire County Council is part of the Love to Ride family of partner organisations, giving residents, businesses, and community groups access to the best rewards and resources that encourage cycling for […]

Boost for Scotland and UK-wide transport connectivity

A total of £36 billion in savings from HS2 will be reinvested in hundreds of transport projects across the UK, according to the government. Yesterday the government announced the Network North plan, which will build better connectivity across the North and Midlands with faster journey times, increased capacity and more frequent, reliable services, it said. And connections will also be […]

Scottish transport minister chairs first A83 Taskforce meeting

Transport Minister Fiona Hyslop has chaired her first meeting of the A83 Taskforce, held in Lochgilphead. The members of the Taskforce, which includes local politicians, representatives of Argyll and Bute Council, community councils and business organisations, were updated on the plans for the medium-term solution along the existing Old Military Road. They were also given […]

North West to benefit from £19.8 billion transport investment

The North West will benefit from more frequent trains, more capacity and faster journeys in a major funding boost to create stronger public transport networks.   Yesterday the government has announced the Network North plan, which will build better connectivity across the North and Midlands with faster journey times, increased capacity and more frequent, reliable services.  Its plan […]

Heidelberg Materials becomes the first heavy building materials manufacturer to reach updated PAS 2080:2023 standard

Heidelberg Materials has become the first heavy building materials manufacturer inthe UK to reach the updated PAS 2080:2023 standard on managing and reducingwhole-life carbon in the built environment.PAS 2080:2023 provides a consistent framework for evaluating and managing carbon for all involved in the delivery of buildings and/or infrastructure. The revised standard has an expanded scope; […]

Duffy surprised with Lifetime Achievement honour at Strictly Highways awards

LCRIG’s outgoing Chair Martin Duffy has been honoured with a special Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his services to the highways industry. The industry veteran had been hosting the prestigious DfT Special Recognition awards ceremony when LCRIG President Will Britain surprised him with an award of his own at the end of the evening. […]

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