Tony Slater: Smart Highways Programme Alliance MD to step down

The head of National Highways’ Smart Highways Programme Alliance, Tony Slater, is stepping down from the role, fuelling speculation that NH are considering winding up the Alliance in the wake of the decision to curtail the Smart motorway programme over safety fears, Construction Enquirer is reporting. Slater, who is to take up a senior position […]

AI Speed Cameras: 60% of Brits “have no idea”

As AI speed camera continue to be trialled on UK roads, used car dealers Big Motoring World has conducted a survey to see whether people had heard about the new technology and their thoughts on it. The cameras have the potential to see inside vehicles as well as monitor their speed, giving law enforcement officers […]

Sunderland: Green light for over 180 highways maintenance projects

Sunderland City Council’s Cabinet has backed more than 180 highway maintenance schemes scheduled for the next 12 months. The projects have been prepared following community consultation with councillors and residents, condition assessments and surveys, plus where necessary studies looking at traffic volumes or accident analysis. An overall budget of £8.3m has been allocated for maintenance […]

Leicester gets road maintenance funding boost

TWO of Leicester’s busiest roads are set to benefit from major investment in repairs and resurfacing thanks to additional Government funding. The city council has been awarded an extra £830,000 from the Government’s Network North fund to be spent during 2023/24 and 2024/25. Network North is an £8.3billion funding commitment by the Department for Transport, […]

SMMT warns of ramifications if autonomous vehicle legislation delayed

The deployment of self-driving cars on the UK’s roads will be delayed by around four years unless legislation is passed before the next general election, the SMMT has warned. Mike Hawes, chief executive of the SMMT, said the UK can “ill afford” a hold-up in the technology being rolled out, says the Express & Star. […]

Welsh bus passengers receive £39m boost

Deputy Climate Change Minister for Wales Lee Waters has announced that support for the bus industry in Wales will continue with £39m confirmed for the year ahead. The Deputy Minister with responsibility for transport said the funding would be provided through a new ‘Bus Network Grant’. The grant will be made available to local authorities […]

IHE to hold Presidential Dinner at Stirling Castle

The IHE has announced an evening of grandeur and celebration at the historic Stirling Castle on Friday 21st June 2024, as they host their prestigious Presidential Event. Supported by headline sponsors Arcadis and Clearview Intelligence, the dinner will celebrate the handover from current President Martin Polland, as he welcomes incoming President Katharine Kelly, who will […]

West Yorkshire Mayor takes buses back under public control

The Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin has taken control of the buses in the biggest shake up to public transport in the region for decades.  In a landmark move, the Mayor Brabin decided to bring buses under local control through the franchising process – as recommended by the Combined Authority at its meeting in […]


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