Many local authorities are failing to take enough action to reduce emissions from the transport sector, says co-director of Climate Emergency UK

Too many local authorities are failing to take enough action to reduce emissions from the transport sector, according to Isaac Beevor, co-director of Climate Emergency UK. The organisation launched the Council Climate Action Scorecards last week, the first ever holistic assessment of all UK local authorities’ climate action. “At Climate Emergency UK we truly believe in the […]

Mayor announces £10m fund to expand electric vehicle charging across the Liverpool City Region

More than £10m is being committed to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points across the Liverpool City Region, Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced. The funding, secured by the Mayor and Combined Authority, will be used to improve and expand the region’s on-street charging network helping households without private driveways or off-street parking – including people […]

£800,000 to help Essex schoolchildren get on their bikes

Essex County Council has secured a grant of £800,000 to provide cycle training to primary school children. Funding will be used over the next two years. It comes from Bikeability Trust UK, which administers the national Bikeability programme. This is on behalf of Active Travel England. Bikeability is the government’s national cycle training programme. It gives […]

A win for Portsmouth train users, London one-day travelcards are saved

Portsmouth City Council has celebrated the news that the Mayor of London has withdrawn the proposal to cease the sale of one-day travelcards for people travelling into and throughout London. The Transport for London (TfL) one-day travelcard provides travel on buses, the underground and train services in London, and are often sold in combination with […]

Birmingham’s Highways Private Initiative could be cancelled, says council

Birmingham’s Highways Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract, worth £50 million per year to the city, could be cancelled by the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt. The PFI deal would see Birmingham receive £600m over the next 12 years to upgrade and maintain the city’s roads, pavements and streetlights. However, it is now widely believed the government is set to […]

ADEPT and Future Highways Research Group achieve major milestone in publishing new carbon reporting guidance for highways infrastructure and maintenance

In a major milestone towards the standardisation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions calculations for the UK, new guidance for local highways authorities (LHAs), that includes Scope 3 emissions, has been launched today. The Carbon Calculation & Accounting Standard (CCAS) Carbon Reporting Guidance for Local Highways Authorities (GHG Scopes 1, 2 & 3) has been published by […]

Staffordshire Police chooses Truvelo’s mobile enforcement solution

Truvelo, a leading provider of traffic enforcement solutions, has announced that it has secured a new contract with Staffordshire Police for its LASERcam 4 and VMS mobile enforcement solution. The contract was awarded through the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Traffic Technology and Associated Services (TTAS) framework, which offers public sector customers a fast and compliant […]

Transport Secretary’s insight into ‘money-saving’ pothole fixer

The Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper, was given a live demonstration of a machine which is helping fix Britain’s roads and help contribute towards ending the ‘scourge’ of potholes. Mr Harper was shown the JCB Pothole Pro during a visit to the company’s Derbyshire engine plant and saw for himself how the machine […]

Effective water management on the highway with ACO on this week’s Highways Voices

Today on Highways Voices we talk about the important subject of effective water management, and the growing emphasis for the sector to ensure roads are not only safe for users, but also for the surrounding environment. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts,Spotify,Amazon Music,Google PodcastsorPocket Casts and never miss an episode! In the podcast, Adrian Tatum […]

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