RSMA and Supply Chain Sustainability Chain School create landmark FIR programme partnership

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has announced that it has become the first industry trade association to create a formal Industry Collaboration Partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School through the FIR Programme[i]. Breaking new ground, this partnership is set to support the built environment sector and pave the way for a more equitable […]

West Midlands Combined Authority allocates funding to projects to expand and decarbonise transport links, support green skills, and develop zero carbon homes

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed off on a £1.2bn budget, including funds to help the region cut carbon emissions, roll out a more sustainable transport system, and deliver a regional Plan for Growth that aims to achieve net zero by 2041 – nine years ahead of the government’s national target. Alongside hundreds […]

Clean air investment projects to reduce harmful pollution for Sheffield’s children

Several projects designed to reduce children’s exposure to harmful road pollution around their schools are to be expanded as part of plans to spend money generated from the Clean Air Zone (CAZ).  The Council’s Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee will hear the proposal to invest £1m of the income from the Clean Air Zone. Any […]

Somerset Council signs new contract with lighting contractor

A new contract which will see cheaper and greener lighting on roads around the county has been signed by Somerset Council. The contract with Enerveo Ltd will see essential maintenance services delivered on all the council’s illuminated and non-illuminated electrical equipment across the county. Somerset Council has 59,593 illuminated assets to look after, consisting of […]

Launch of all-electric bus fleet to service Oxford passengers

A partnership between Oxfordshire County Council and bus operators has launched what will be one of the biggest UK fleets of electric buses outside London. The £82.5 million project will deliver 159 new battery buses on to the roads of Oxford – the first of which have already gone into service. It has also funded […]

National Pothole Day will not exist in the future if surface treatments are used more as part of a proactive highways strategy, says RSTA Chief Executive

Significant savings could be made on costs, resources and carbon by filling in fewer potholes in the future, if more highway authorities adopt a whole lifecycle approach that incorporates the use of surface treatments. This is the advice of Paul Boss, Chief Executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).  He was commenting on National […]

Westminster Council paves the way with new recycled roads

Westminster City Council and FM Conway has completed a carbon-neutral initiative in Elmfield Way, Westminster, using 92% recycled materials for a new road surface, the highest percentage ever used on a UK road. In collaboration with the council, FM Conway upgraded the road and footways using low-carbon techniques, resulting in a 78% total carbon saving, […]

Sweet recognition for Dorset highways team

An innovative solution to reducing energy consumption, and saving money, received special recognition this month for Dorset Council. The council competed against more than 800 nominations from around the world in the International Green Apple Environment Awards to receive a silver award at the Houses of Parliament. The council won the award for its electronic ‘hotbox’ situated […]

Four firms reach final stage of low carbon programme

Four companies have reached the final stage of a programme seeking low carbon solutions on National Highways’ network. Fully circular, low carbon fencing materials and smart fibre reinforced plastic bridge beams are among projects by companies participating in a programme seeking low carbon solutions on National Highways’ network. Four firms have made it through to […]

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