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The estimated one-time cost to get local roads in England and Wales back into a ‘reasonable, steady state’ is £10.24bn, according to this year’s ALARM survey – the popular benchmark for the upkeep of council networks.
It is with enormous sadness that Transport Network reports on the death of our friend Steve Berry OBE, head of highways maintenance, innovation, resilience, light rail and cableways at the Department for Transport.
Smart traffic lights using wide-angle cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) are set to be trialled on local networks to help regulate crossing times for vulnerable pedestrians.
The Government is to draw up a second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, having already fallen behind on the prime minister’s pledge of £2bn central government funding during the current Parliament.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said he intends to delay publishing a progress report on smart motorway safety until ‘the summer’, despite recently telling MPs that he would ‘come back to this House and report on it very quickly’.
The Welsh Government has announced an extra £12m for local authorities to 'fix potholes and improve roads, pavements and active travel routes' across the country.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced the cancellation of the Oxford-Cambridge expressway after Department for Transport analysis suggested it was not cost-effective.
Uber’s announcement that it will now treat all of its 70,000 UK drivers as workers, with ‘at least’ the minimum wage and holiday and pension rights has been hailed as the 'end of the road for bogus self-employment’.
Kensington and Chelsea Council has voted to not re-install the Kensington High Street temporary cycle lane scheme, which caused controversy last year after being introduced in October only to be abandoned seven weeks later.
After a tragic loss of life at Eden Park station in south east London, Clive Wood, lead regional policy and campaigns manager for Guide Dogs, calls on all transport operators and authorities to act on tactile paving.
Transport Network speaks to Christina Calderato, head of transport planning at Transport for London, about where its recently launched Direct Vision Standard and permit scheme for HGVs fits in with its wider efforts to make the capital’s streets safer.
In the first of a series of case studies, Transport Network looks at Suffolk County Council’s Live Labs project, which has used sensor technology in a quest to develop new SMART approaches across communications, materials, energy and mobility.
The first ever virtual Highways Awards on 28 January was a major success with a record audience, great humour from host Colin Murray and a huge buzz on social media.