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Councils given extra time on signals plans

15/05/2024

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

10/05/2024

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'

19/04/2024

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

10/04/2024

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

08/04/2024

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'

28/03/2024

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

27/03/2024

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

26/03/2024

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

22/03/2024

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

Winners announced on £40m signals cash

21/03/2024

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

15/03/2024

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'

26/02/2024

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

06/02/2024

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'

05/02/2024

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

02/02/2024

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

31/01/2024

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

23/01/2024

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

19/01/2024

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

05/01/2024

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

15/12/2023

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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