Funding available for community groups to design and run their own public transport

Community groups are invited to apply for a share of funding to design and run their own public transport thanks to a £2 million fund called WESTlocal.    Set up by North Somerset Council and the West of England Combined Authority as part of the region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan, community groups are encouraged to apply […]

Nearly £20 million will be invested in Mid-Staffordshire’s major road network

Levelling Up funding was provisionally allocated to Staffordshire County Council for a package of transport projects on the major road network in Mid-Staffordshire. The Mid-Staffordshire major road network package includes three projects which will transform the area.   Improvements will be made to the A38(T)/A5121 junction that will make it easier to travel in and out […]

ADEPT Live Labs 2: Expo 2024 in Birmingham celebrates first year of programme success

The £30 million ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads programme is celebrating its first year with a live Expo in Birmingham on 17th April. Designed to tackle decarbonisation across local highways, the three-year, UK-wide programme funded by the Department for Transport has been developed by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT). Aimed at […]

Welsh Senedd committee to explore possibility of free public transport for young people

The Welsh Government’s Petitions Committee, is set to explore the possibility of providing free public transport for young people. The initiative is part of a broader vision to shift travel habits towards more sustainable modes, in line with Wales’ ambitious net zero and modal shift targets. The Welsh Government has already said the steep challenge […]

Newspapers blame smart motorway glitch for six-car crash

It’s being reported a crash on the M6 near Coventry last month happened when the entire safety monitoring system had gone down. A whistleblower, speaking anonymously, told the Telegraph newspaper National Highways’ systems crashed, disabling stopped vehicle detection radar and leaving control room staff unable to close lanes to traffic, set speed limits and electronic […]

HS2 moves first huge Delta Junction viaduct section over M42/M6 link road

HS2 has moved the firstviaduct section into place over the motorway network in North Warwickshire, which it says marks a milestone for the project’s Delta Junction as HS2 reaches peak construction in the region. Contractors working for HS2 have used a specialist push-pull technique to move the 84 metre, 300 tonne steel viaduct section into […]

National Highways working on installing beams for new M67 bridge

National Highways has begun installing the first set of new beams on St Anne’s Road bridge over the M67 in Greater Manchester. The steel beams, each pair weighing around 97 tonnes, will carry utility cables and pipework, ensuring services such as water, gas and electricity remain on during the next phase of work. Following the […]

A83 drainage investigation works get underway

BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, is beginning essential drainage investigation works on the A82 at Drumnadrochit between the Exhibition Centre and Temple Pier. On weekdays from today (19 February) until 1 March, temporary traffic lights will be in place to protect roadworkers and road users. Residents and businesses will have access at all times […]

Emails suggest A96 dualling pledge abandoned earlier than thought

It’s being claimed the promise to dual the A96 by 2030 was quietly dropped more than three years ago – even though officially the deadline hasn’t been dropped at all. The Northern Scot Newspaper in an exclusive report says it’s seen emails which show then-Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP, civil servants and Transport Scotland officials […]


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