New discounted bus fare to launch for young people in West Sussex

Young people aged 16 to 20 will soon be able to qualify for a discounted bus fare with the launch of a new ‘16 to 20 Bus Saver’ scheme developed by West Sussex County Council alongside bus operators and funded by the Department for Transport (DfT). From Sunday 22 October this year, young people will […]

Oakdale embarks on project to develop low embodied carbon concrete kerbs

Paving manufacturer Oakdale Contracts is partnering with the Materials Processing Institute to develop low embodied carbon concrete kerbs after successfully securing £415,000 in grant funding from Innovate UK. Cement and concrete production account for approximately eight percent of global CO2 emissions, with traditional concrete production using extensive quantities of Ordinary Portland Cement materials which requires […]

Potholes are motorists top driving concern, says new RAC report

Anger with the poor state of Britain’s local roads has reached its highest point in nine years with half of drivers (49%) surveyed for the RAC’s annual Report on Motoring listing it as a top motoring concern, making it the single biggest issue by a considerable distance this year. Concern among drivers is now at […]

New weather stations to help get England’s motorways and A-roads ready for winter

With winter approaching, National Highways is investing £15.4m in new state-of-the-art network of weather stations, including supporting infrastructure, that will provide real-time data of road conditions.  As the clocks go back this weekend, the organisation is ready for the winter season with more than 530 gritters to call upon in adverse conditions and around 280,000 […]

Work underway to recover transport network in Scotland after storm

Ministers in Scotland have thanked workers for getting much of the transport network up and running again. With the school holidays finishing in Scotland and many people due back at work today, there has been an extensive recovery effort across the road and rail network. It follows some of the heaviest rain since 1891 and […]

£2 bus fare cap to be extended as part of £150m funding

Every part of the Midlands and North of England is set to receive a share of £150 million of new funding to improve bus services over the next financial year, the Transport Secretary has announced. This is the first tranche of £1 billion worth of new funding that the government is dedicating to bus services […]

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