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Gibson takes on Liverpool highways challenge

14/06/2021

Former ADEPT president Neil Gibson will be part of the team of independent commissioners who will oversee improvements at Liverpool City Council, local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.

ADEPT calls for 'freedom to build'

27/05/2021

ADEPT’s new president has called for the complete removal of council borrowing restrictions to help authorities deliver an upsurge in affordable homes, with the Government and developers providing cash for supporting infrastructure.

Live Labs drone project hits new heights

08/04/2021

Amey is embarking on the second phase of its drone trial technology project in Kent, focusing on inspecting vegetation and highways assets and identifying defects in power and water utilities infrastructure.

ADEPT/RAC Foundation: Council bridges decline as scour checks fall

29/01/2021

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain is increasing, new research shows.

Sensational sensors put data on dashboards

15/12/2020

Sensors are playing a major role in the ADEPT's SMART Places Live Labs projects, monitoring real-world issues from air quality to pavement condition, and from traffic flow to flood risk. But, as Chris Ames reports, it’s what local authority highways staff are able to do with the data that looks truly smart.

Comment: Building habits from positive changes

01/12/2020

Mark Kemp, chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Board, explains the organisation's policy position on active travel and how it is a vital component of the transport solution.

Traffic management and the road ahead: Highways speaks to ADEPT's Mark Corbin

26/10/2020

Following the second annual ADEPT National Traffic Managers conference, Mark Corbin, key route network manager for Transport for West Midlands and chair of ADEPT's National Traffic Management Forum, spoke to Highways about the issues his sector faces.

Inclusive roads: Making highways improve health and save lives

08/10/2020

Speaking to ADEPT's annual traffic management conference, Kate Carpenter of Jacobs gave an important analysis of the role of modern road and vehicle design in public health.

DfT seeking partners in reform

07/10/2020

The Department for Transport and partners are preparing to award contracts for work that could support major reforms, including updates to traffic regulation orders (TROs) and guidance on the design of streets.

'Spring 2021' timeline for councils to moving traffic enforcement powers

07/10/2020

Councils in England could have control of enforcement powers for moving traffic violations by the middle of next year, the Department for Transport’s head of traffic and technology has said.

Winning bids revealed for ADEPT Live Labs SIMULATE programme

06/07/2020

The Government-funded ADEPT Smart Places Live-Lab programme has announced the 10 successful SMEs that will enter the SIMULATE incubator programme to trial air quality and mobility solutions in Staffordshire.

ADEPT looks to maintain safety if distancing guidelines change

18/06/2020

Council directors are preparing for a third iteration of the highways maintenance Safe Operating Procedures should social distancing guidance change.

ADEPT Darryl

11/06/2020

ADEPT's new president re-imagines the road

04/06/2020

New ADEPT president Nigel Riglar has revealed to Highways magazine his presidential theme and priorities for his time in the top chair.

Unlawful closures of rights on way on the rise

04/06/2020

A second rights of way survey by ADEPT has found almost 90% of local authorities have dealt with reports of unlawful closures of rights of way by landowners throughout the lockdown period.

ADEPT releases Green finance toolkit

22/05/2020

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and Amey have published the Green Finance Toolkit for local authorities.

New asphalt preservation guide released from RSTA

21/05/2020

New industry guidance from the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) and council directors' body ADEPT provides best practice and technical information for the application of asphalt surface course preservation treatments.

ADEPT task force to integrate national recovery plans

21/05/2020

Highways understands the Government is establishing a series of national recovery groups covering areas including economy, transport and environment.

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