£12 million funding boost for Essex Highways

Essex County Council is allocating an extra £12 million for priority work on its highway network. Over £8 million of this will go towards new crews who will prioritise repairs raised by local councillors.   The money will also be used to increase the council’s enforcement team. This team can challenge landowners where overgrown vegetation is […]

Council inspecting potholes within 24-hours and carrying out longer-term repairs

Southend-on-Sea City Council is continuing to take the subject of potholes seriously, with reports being investigated within 24 hours – making it one of the most responsive councils in the UK. If a resident reports a pothole on any local road using MySouthend, it will be inspected within a 24-hour window or by the next working […]

CPT joins IfATE’s influential advisory group for apprenticeships and skills training

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has joined the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s Directory of Professional and Employer-led Bodies (The ‘Employer Directory’) to help shape the future of apprenticeships and technical education. Inclusion on the Employer Directory emphasises CPT’s position at the forefront of skills and its role in developing the future workforce […]

Council’s ongoing £8m road improvement commitments

Reading Borough Council’s £8m investment in the town’s highways will continue with up to 105 more residential roads set to be surfaced in the coming year. In addition to residential roads, up to 90 of Reading’s major roads most in need of repair will also receive surface treatment over the year. The use of advanced […]

Keeping roads safer daily by working tirelessly through the night

As Highway Care announces a major expansion of its operations team, Head of Operations, Mark Greenfield discusses the importance of ensuring barrier is correctly installed, on time and in the right location to enable maintenance projects to go ahead safely on schedule. Do you remember reading the Elves and the Shoemaker as a kid? Every […]

Newly qualified bus and coach drivers celebrated following successful pilot scheme

Newly qualified bus and coach drivers with electric bus company Ember were celebrated in Dundee this week. The drivers completed an innovative new scheme from Jobcentre Plus. Attendees included representatives from the Department for Work and Pensions, Dundee City Council and the Confederation of Passenger Transport. Two newly qualified bus drivers were commended this week […]

Re-flow set to add Interchange to list of exhibition stops this year

Re-flow has ramped up their year on the road with more shows than ever before as part of their road map. Off the back of the RSMA Annual Conference they will be attending Interchange UK at the end of February. New to the team’s agenda is Interchange UK, now in its second year. This exhibition […]

Drivers caught out by fake 50 mph sign

Hundreds of drivers may have been duped into driving too fast on a dual carriageway in South London, after a 50mph sign put up there. LBC reports up to 500 people are complaining about being ticketed on the A20 near Sidcup on a stretch of the road where the speed limit had been temporarily dropped […]

Shadow roads minister commits to reintroducing 2030 ICE sales ban

Shadow Roads Minister Bill Esterson has told members of electric vehicle trade group RECHARGE UK that a future Labour government would restore the 2030 date for the end of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars “in an effort to rebuild consumer and investor confidence”. Last September Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ditched the 2030 […]


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