BREAKING NEWS – UK preferred host of 2027 ITS World Congress

It’s intended the 2027 ITS World Congress will be hosted at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, after the United Kingdom bid was accepted by ERTICO – ITS Europe. Birmingham has been selected as preferred city with ERTICO saying “Birmingham and the United Kingdom at large is advancing Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS), as […]

Rural transport scheme receives a £3.4m cash boost

Funding of £3.4million from the Motability Foundation into rural community transport partnerships across the North, West and Mid-Ulster areas of Northern Ireland will enhance transport options for people with disabilities and mobility issues Easilink Community Transport along with three Rural Community Transport Project Partners (CDM Community Transport, Fermanagh Community Transport and North Coast Community Transport) are thrilled […]

Government backs Norwich Western Link with funding commitment

The government has approved the Outline Business Case for Norfolk County Council’s Norwich Western Link project, which will see a new 3.9 mile dual carriageway road built to the west of Norwich that would cut traffic congestion, reduce journey times and improve air quality in communities. Norfolk County Council’s leader, Councillor Kay Mason Billig, said: […]

Newark £100m link road completion project under way

Work is under way on a new road designed to improve travel and development in Newark. The Southern Link Road will connect the A1 to the A46 near Newark and serve new housing and businesses in the area. The £100m project is funded with a combination of public and private investment, including £20m from the […]

Highways News gears up for daily podcasts during a busy week at Highways UK

The popular Highways Voices podcast series returns to the National Exhibition Centre this week with three special programmes from Highways UK. Thanks to the sponsorship of AGD Systems and Traffic Group Signals, Kiely Bros, Re-flow, Stantec and Yunex Traffic, the podcasts will be published around 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. They will feature contributions from speakers, exhibitors and […]

ORR updates on National Highways’ safety KPI

Latest figures from the Department for Transport show that 1,944 people were killed or seriously injured on the Strategic Road Network in 2022. This is 38% lower than the 2005-2009 average baseline but means that National Highways must deliver a further improvement of 12 percentage points (376 KSIs) to achieve its target of a 50% […]

£7.79m for transport improvements in Leeds

Leeds City Council has successfully been awarded funding for five schemes designed to enable residents to choose more active and sustainable modes of travel and improve road safety for everyone. A part of a £200million funding pot, which Active Travel England expects to generate up to 16 million extra walking and cycling trips every year […]

TfL and Hounslow Council complete work on latest phase of Cycleway 9

Transport for London and Hounslow Council have completed work on the latest phase of the Cycleway 9 route in west London. Cycleway 9 is a major addition to London’s growing network of Cycleways, which TfL says is enabling thousands of improved walking and cycling journeys between Brentford, Kew, Chiswick, Hammersmith and beyond each week, which […]

IHE discounts fees by £10

The Institute of Highway Engineers has announced a £10 discount for all fee-paying members for 2024, following a year-on-year increase in revenue. It comes on the back of a freeze of fees last year. Having secured a boost to income over the last 12 months through an increase in total membership and an expanded training […]

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