Dominic Browne

Councils ‘shafted’ over £1bn bus funding allocations

05/04/2022

The Government has announced a raft of local transport cash allocations but the news was overshadowed by angry local reactions.

Shapps launches £10m pilot EV charging fund

01/04/2022

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has written to local authority chief executives to launch a pilot £10m bidding scheme to boost local EV infrastructure.

Local bridge collapses up 70%

25/03/2022

The number of local road bridges that fully collapsed in Great Britain last year increased by 70%, according to a major survey.

Kirklees raises unclassified road spend by £10m

23/02/2022

Kirklees Council has approved an additional £10m to tackle improvements on its 895-mile network of unclassified roads.

Bristol confirms September launch of charging CAZ

16/02/2022

Bristol's City Council has confirmed plans to launch its Clean Air Zone in September this year when motorists could be charged for entering the city centre.

Oxfordshire puts £8m into 20mph plans

10/02/2022

Oxfordshire County Council has approved an £8m budget to support its 20mph speed limit roll-out.

New greenfield developments encouraging congestion, report argues

08/02/2022

New housing developments on greenfield land are locking local communities into car dependency, a report has argued.

DfT begins moving traffic powers handover

01/02/2022

The Department for Transport has released new regulations to give English councils outside of London the power to enforce moving traffic violations, including issuing fines for stopping in a box junction.

Manchester backtracks on CAZ plans

21/01/2022

Plans to charge polluting vehicles to drive in the Greater Manchester area have been referred back to government by local leaders following a wave of protests.

Liverpool launches £40m framework procurement

21/01/2022

A £40m highways framework covering the Liverpool Combined Authority region is open to supplier bids.

Leicester aims for workplace parking levy by 2023

07/01/2022

Leicester City Council has announced plans to introduce a workplace parking levy based on the Nottingham model.

Spending Review conceals local road cuts

29/10/2021

Road maintenance funding for councils not receiving settlements through combined authorities appears to be facing a cut of around £200m over three years following the Spending Review - more if you add inflation.

Budget 2021: National Highways faces £3.4bn funding cut

27/10/2021

National Highways is facing a major funding cut of some £3.4bn after today’s Budget, with the total for the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS 2) dropping dramatically from the £27.4bn announced last year to £24bn.

Suffolk backs £50m bid to bring smart ticketing to buses

13/10/2021

A £50m plan to transform bus services in Suffolk, providing contactless and multi-operator ticketing and daily fare caps has been backed by county councillors.

Councils face legal obligation to plan and deliver for EVs

06/10/2021

The Government is considering imposing a statutory duty on local authorities to plan and deliver for electric vehicle infrastructure.

Oxfordshire plans wave of 20mph zones

03/09/2021

Oxfordshire CC has suggested 85% of the county's 30mph roads could be reduced to 20mph, as part of a programme kicking off in the village of Cuxham this month.

First shortlist unveiled for £120m zero emission buses funding

07/07/2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced its first shortlist from the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme, providing £120m to support the roll-out of zero emission buses across England.

Swindon wins again on Eastern Village infrastructure cash

17/05/2021

Swindon BC has scooped another tranche of roads cash for the New Eastern Villages development, with the DfT allocating a further £11.6m to supporting works.

Pilot phase launched for government-backed 'value toolkit'

29/04/2021

The Construction Innovation Hub has launched the pilot phase for its 'Value Toolkit', designed to drive better social, environmental, and economic outcomes in the built environment.

Cost to fix pothole-ridden local roads £10.24bn

31/03/2021

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.

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