Staffordshire receives £286million transport funding boost over seven years

Staffordshire has secured a huge funding boost from central Government for local transport projects which will span a seven-year period. The Local Transport Fund announcement was made this morning, with Staffordshire County Council being allocated nearly £286million from 2025/26 from a national fund of £4.7bn. To mark the announcement today, John Glen MP, Paymaster General […]

Suffolk’s wettest ever winter breaks highway response records

After months of extreme and sustained downpours, highways teams in Suffolk are breaking response and repair records whilst battling their most challenging operational period ever. Storm Babet saw nearly two months’ worth of rain fall in 24 hours, the subsequent storms and severe weather events saw more sustained rainfall, leading up to what Met Office […]

Suffolk County Council to review weed control for roads and pavements

Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet will reconsider how Suffolk Highways uses chemicals to control weed growth. In February 2022, the council agreed to stop using glyphosate in its routine weed treatment programmes, to find more natural alternatives to help protect the local environment. However, the alternative products proved unable to meet requirements, which was further exacerbated […]

Sector rallies to ensure a smooth transition to zero emission buses for rural services

A Taskforce of industry experts has outlined how rural areas can become a driving force for the UK’s transition to a zero emission bus fleet. It calls for local transport authorities to produce decarbonisation strategies and for long-term Government investment. Buses already provide a green and sustainable travel option, with one double decker bus capable […]

Spring Budget 2024: Chancellor urged to provide funding certainty for urban transport

The Government must prioritise long term funding certainty for public transport and active travel in city regions in next week’s Spring Budget, the Urban Transport Group has urged. In a letter to the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, the group – the UK’s network of transport authorities – said transport investment is key to ‘securing sustainable economic growth and […]

Grant funding helping to improve bus services across Nottingham

Nottingham City Council is continuing to support bus services on important routes after securing a Government grant. The money has come through the Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) and routes supported by the scheme include: Councillor Angela Kandola, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport said: “The bus support package is vital for protecting important routes and […]

Burnham says “get with the revolution”

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has used his keynote speech at the Interchange 2024 conference to promote the coming years as a “golden age of public transport” in the North-West of England. Provided that Manchester’s much-vaunted Bee Network incorporates trains by its intended (and stated) target of 2030, he said the city will […]


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