IHE: Steve Spender retires as Chief Executive

Steve Spender is retiring from his role as chief executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), after taking what he described as ‘one of the hardest professional decisions of my life’. He informed the IHE Council of his decision on Monday 8 July, thanking the entire IHE team for their outstanding work and support. Mr Spender […]

Reading Borough Council leads the way with traffic management innovation from Solar Gates UK

Reading Borough Council, known for its commitment to innovation and safety in traffic management, has successfully integrated the INSTABOOM Go system developed by Solar Gates UK into its Traffic Operations Department. This lightweight, solar-powered, remote-controlled Stop:Go solution promises to transform industry practices by significantly enhancing safety and efficiency. Traditional methods of traffic control at static […]

Launch of the national STB EV Charging Infrastructure Framework

Transport for North’s (TfN) Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Framework, initially launched in Autumn 2022, is expanding across England through the Sub-national Transport Body network. The work, supported by Midlands Connect and Transport for the South East, offers local authorities enhanced planning capabilities for EV infrastructure, fostering collaboration and informed investment decisions through accessible, data-driven tools The […]

Scammers posing as Lincolnshire County Council highway crews

Lincolnshire County Council is warning its residents that some people have been approach by highway ‘crew’ posing as Lincolnshire highway workers. Reports have come in of people being approached by supposed ‘crews’ who claim to be working in the area, carrying out surface dressing. They then claim to have have finished their job and just […]

South-East London set for UK’s first “tram on wheels”

A fleet of all-electric ‘tram-buses’ will enter service in South-east London within a matter of weeks, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said. Built by Spanish firm Irizar, the new buses – called ie trams – will operate on route 358, linking Orpington with Crystal Palace. With a sleek look resembling a tram, the buses have large windows and covered […]

Highways improvements in Newcastle, Staffordshire to start this week

A major highways improvement scheme in Newcastle, Staffordshire will start this week. The £285,000 scheme is being carried out by Staffordshire County Council and is part of a wider £50 million investment in the county’s roads over the next three years. The work on the A525 Higherland, is expected to take around six weeks to […]

Moovit launches cross-regional journey planner worldwide

Moovit, creator of the popular urban mobility app which has guided more than 1.5 billion users in 3,500 cities across 112 countries, is launching cross-regional journey planning. Moovit’s new capability enables transit riders to plan and navigate public and shared transportation journeys country-wide. Moovit is also unveiling the ability for users to plan journeys outside of […]

How Lincolnshire Police spends the money collected from speeding fines

More than £1 million was collected by Lincolnshire Police from speeding drivers in the past year – but how did they spend that money? Across the 40 cameras in the county, which vary between fixed and average, 43,737 offences were detected between May 2023 and May 2024. Some of these motorists were caught at staggering speeds, with […]

Somerset reveals roads to undergo improvements this summer

Nearly 150 roads across Somerset will be surface dressed this summer as Somerset Council and its new highways contractor embark on a lengthy programme of repairs. Road surface treatment specialists Kiely Bros. was awarded a four-year contract by the council effective from April 1 to carry out a range of highway services, including surface dressing. […]

Hampshire County Council leaves Solent Transport coalition

The future of Solent Transport, the coalition of local authorities originally comprising Hampshire County Council, Southampton and Portsmouth city councils and the Isle of Wight Council, has been thrown into doubt following the decision by Hampshire County Council to leave the organisation. Highways News highlighted that this was a possibility on 27 June. The partnership […]


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