Local Authority CEOs receive traffic signal funding details

The Department for Transport has completed the ‘write-around’ to the Chief Executives of 100 combined and local authorities across England confirming how much each will receive from the Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant (TSOG) and Green Light Fund (GLF), as outlined in the Government’s Plan for Drivers. A total of £50 million is being distributed to […]

Council agrees funding for the South East Aylesbury Link Road

Following a Cabinet funding decision yesterday, Buckinghamshire Council has taken another step forward in the construction of the South East Aylesbury Link Road (SEALR). This key infrastructure project is due to open to traffic in 2026. SEALR will see the construction of 1.1 miles of dual carriageway including three new roundabout junctions. SEALR is an […]

Successful trial of concrete sensor technology benefits major road projects

Costain, the infrastructure solutions company, has made significant time and efficiency savings for its customers after using new concrete sensor technology. Costain’s materials engineers have been using Maturix’s concrete sensors to keep track of the strength and temperature of setting concrete. The technology has been deployed across a number of Costain’s projects in the road, […]

State-of-the-art thermal sensors installed across West Berkshire highway network

West Berkshire Council and highway maintenance partner, VolkerHighways are leading on a countywide initiative to invest £225k in state-of-the-art thermal sensors that are fixed to street lighting columns along winter maintenance routes and on winter gritting vehicles. The data from the new sensors will be integrated into the Council’s winter forecast process allowing more informed decisions […]

Transport Scotland: Public transport journeys recovering from Covid-19

The Scottish Transport Statistics publication, released this week, shows that the number of journeys being made by public transport in Scotland rose markedly from 294 million in 2021 to 396 million in 2022. This compares to 497 million journeys recorded in 2019, the year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transport and travel habits in Scotland were profoundly […]

New Bill to regulate London pedicabs “chaos”

A new law regulating cycle rickshaws (popularly known as pedicabs) in London will “end the chaos in hotspots like Soho and Covent Garden”, the government has said, with penalties for those who break the law including a fine of up to £2,500, according to Sky News. Pedicabs are the only form of unregulated transport on […]

Hindhead Tunnel illuminated by Operation Sunrise

Code-named ‘Operation Sunrise’, 90 staff and volunteers from National Highways and local emergency services arrived to take part in a planned emergency exercise to test National Highways’ joint response to a major incident. The exercise simulated a road traffic incident resulting in multiple vehicle fires, including an electric vehicle. It was played out as it […]

Lower Thames Crossing: planning decision moves closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application to the Secretary of State for Transport. The recommendation report summarises the findings of the DCO examination and gives a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport on […]

Glenrothes Bridge improvements planned

The iconic White Bridge in Glenrothes is about to undergo a facelift, with work due to begin in the early summer. Works to enhance the B969 River Leven Bridge, known locally as the White Bridge, follow extensive consultation with partners with an interest in health, safety and wellbeing in the community. Glenrothes Area Committee Convenor, […]

Behavioural scientist “puts the case for driverless cars”

The behavioural scientist Rory Sutherland has used his latest column in the Spectator Magazine to “put the case for driverless cars”, look at the possible benefits but warn of the downsides. The Vice-Chairman of advertising agency Ogilvy refers to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley and UC Davis who simulated a world of driverless […]


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