Powys to benefit from UK Government Levelling Up Fund

Powys County Council has provisionally secured over £17.7 million of Levelling Up Funding from UK Government to promote recreational tourism in the county through transport investment. The funding aims to address regional disparities across the UK by investing in vital local infrastructure projects to increase pride in place and bring people closer to opportunity. In […]

Ambulance Service clarifies ULEZ-related costs

The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has issued details of its replacement of vehicles, pointing out that upgrades are taking place regardless of ULEZ requirements in London. The Mail on Sunday had reported the National Health Service is having to spend £65 million to buy ambulances that meet ULEZ requirements in London. […]

Road surface technology, tyres and vehicles as we talk Roads, Runways and Racetracks on this week’s Highways Voices

This week on highways voices, we focus on specialist testing of roads, runways and racetracks Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! Dr David Woodward is Reader in Infrastructure Engineering at Ulster University and Senior Scientific Officer at R3, an independent testing consultancy service for Roads, Runways and […]

30mph limit for Mancunian Way out for consultation

The Mancunian Way’s speed limit in Manchester could be permanently dropped to 30mph. Since November 2022, a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order has been in place along the motorway reducing its official speed from 50mph to 30mph as part of a Council strategy aimed at preventing future serious collisions. This trial was brought in following a […]

TRL asks safe speeds – what is safe enough?

As part of Road Safety Week, TRL’s Nancy Abira, Angela Fuller-Dapaah, Linda Masibo and John Fletcher have written a blog focusing on ‘Safe speeds- what is safe enough’. They write how the balance between arriving in good time and arriving safely is one that can be difficult to achieve, and research shows that for many commuters, the […]

More than 16,000 potholes repaired across Staffordshire so far this year

Staffordshire County Council is making good on its promise to fix more roads across the county with 16,308 pothole repair jobs completed so far.  A ‘job’ is, on average, two or three potholes at a time – meaning the number of potholes filled across the county is likely to be double or even triple that […]

New report recommends buses in Wales should be exempt from 20mph default speed limit

A new report has recommended that buses in Wales’ cities should be exempt from the 20mph default speed limit in order to make public transport more competitive compared to driving a car. The ‘Fare outcomes – Understanding Transport in Wales’s Cities’ report form the Centre for Cities looked at the Welsh Government’s goal 45% of journeys being made by […]

Final places available for TRL’s road safety webinar on speed

Extra places have been made available to cope with demand to attend a TRL webinar tomorrow (Thursday) on managing speeding on roads. Speed is a critical factor in preventing life-changing injuries during a crash and the webinar will look at why aren’t we doing more to manage speeds on our roads. A webinar featuring a […]

£90K grants available to boost road safety

National Highways has opened applications for a new Hazard Protection on Roads Accelerator, with winning bidders receiving up to £90,000 to “push the boundaries of your technology”. The National Highways Hazard Protection on Roads Accelerator is a programme delivered by Connected Places Catapult that aims to stimulate innovation around the challenge of further helping to […]


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