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Councils given extra time on signals plans


The Government has given English highway authorities an extra month to set out what they plan to do with their share of £50m for upgrading traffic signals.

Council faces court over busway deaths


Cambridgeshire County Council has been served a court summons over three fatalities in separate incidents on its troubled guided busway.

Auditors warned over relief road 'iceberg'


A councillor has asked Shropshire Council’s external auditor to investigate concerns the North West Relief Road will 'completely bankrupt the council'.

Council parking income set to top £2bn


English Councils received nearly £2bn in income from on and off-street parking in 2022-23, but paid out nearly £1bn in running and enforcement costs.

DfT stalls moving traffic enforcement roll-out


The Department for Transport (DfT) has shelved the further roll-out of powers for English councils to enforce moving traffic violations.

Oxfordshire signs first scheme under new 'brownfield fund'


Oxfordshire County Council is the first local authority to secure project funding through Homes England's Brownfield, Infrastructure and Land (BIL) Fund.

Norfolk caught in bitter battle over bats


A council leader has launched an attack on Natural England after the environment watchdog effectively blocked a £274m road scheme due to its impact on bats.

VolkerFitzpatrick wins £38m Kent viaduct project


Kent County Council has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to design and build a highway crossing over a rail line and river near Canterbury.

DfT hands councils £38m for road safety


Ministers have announced £38.3m to improve the safety of 17 high risk local roads in England.

Winners announced on £40m signals cash


The Department for Transport has published the list of 80 councils sharing £40m to upgrade traffic signals.

Brabin to take control of West Yorkshire buses


West Yorkshire mayor Tracy Brabin has confirmed that she will take forward proposals for bus franchising from 2027 onwards.

£4.7bn local transport cash to support 'smaller cities and towns'


Local authorities in the North and Midlands have been given a capital boost under a £4.7bn Local Transport Fund, and have a year to prepare plans.

Ministers did not stop LTNs receiving cash


Officials have confirmed that the allocation of £200m for cycling and walking excluded low traffic neighbourhoods because no LTN bid matched funding criteria.

Councils 'have tightened pothole payout criteria'


Compensation paid by councils for damage caused by potholes has fallen by more than a half, with some giving out ‘next to nothing’.

Hants seeks to avoid cost risk on £125m scheme


Hampshire County Council is facing a funding gap on the A326 North Waterside Improvements scheme, if cost increases go beyond a current estimate of £125m.

TfL hands boroughs another £80m for streets


Transport for London (TfL) has announced up to £80.4m for boroughs to improve public transport, make walking and cycling safer and create new school streets.

Councils get new steer on motorbikes in bus lanes


The Department for Transport (DfT) has updated its guidance for councils on allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes.

Nine in 10 women cycling in London face abuse


A new report has highlighted the extent and toxicity of abuse experienced by women cycling in London.

Kent slammed by councillors over ‘last-minute’ repairs deal


A extension to Kent CC's highways term maintenance contract with Amey has been criticised as an unacceptable 'last-minute approach to a critical service'.

Transport planners take on 'hotly contested' parking debate


A report from the Transport Planning Society argues that current parking practice promotes car use and outlines policy recommendations to lower carbon travel.

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