local authorities

New councils face same roads challenges

18/06/2019

Chris Ames looks at the recent creating of two new unitary councils in Dorset and plans for something similar in crisis-hit Northamptonshire.

Local highways and transport underspends by hundreds of millions

29/08/2018

Local highways and transport services in England underspent by hundreds of millions of pounds in 2017-18, as the growing pressure from demand-led services such as social care continued to bite.

£64m fund to encourage more cycling and walking

26/01/2017

The government is investing £64 million in an effort to encourage more people to cycle and walk to work.

Councils find out their share of £1.2bn local roads funding

13/01/2017

The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £1.2 billion of local roads funding to councils across England.

LGA warns 2017 could be ‘tipping point’ year for potholes

09/01/2017

Local authorities have warned that 2017 could represent a tipping point for potholes with new analysis showing the repair bill could reach £14 billion within two years. 

£756m surplus from council parking

13/12/2016

Westminster had the largest parking surplus in 2015/16 of £55.9 million with the amount of money left over from council parking operations during this period reaching a record high of £756m.

Highways self-assessment due 'very shortly' minister reveals

06/12/2016

The next round of the self-assessment process for local highways maintenance capital funding could start ‘very shortly’, Transport Minister Andrew Jones has revealed.

Councils ready for winter, LGA survey shows

07/11/2016

Almost half of councils are at the limit of storage capacity when it comes to storing grit in readiness for winter.

Study shows pothole compensation claim made every 17 minutes

13/10/2016

A study carried out by the RAC Foundation shows that drivers made at least 31,483 claims against councils for vehicle damage caused by poor road conditions in the last financial year.

DfT launches £2m technology fund

11/08/2016

A £2 million fund to allow councils to “capitalise on emerging technologies” and deliver better journeys for motorists has been launched.

SEEC: Invest in key transport projects

10/08/2016

South East councils are calling on the government to invest in five strategic transport projects in the region to ensure the continued growth and success of the UK economy.

EEH: Transport improvements would unlock economic growth

02/08/2016

The Transport Forum of England's Economic Heartland (EEH) believe transport improvements across Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire would unlock £20 billion worth of economic growth.  

TMP launches new Professional Services division

01/08/2016

TMP has launched a new Professional Services division in an effort to help overstretched local authorities.

RSTA wants national standard for repairing potholes

01/08/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on local authorities to agree on a national standard when it comes to repairing potholes.  

DfT launches £60m sustainable transport fund

06/07/2016

Local authorities are being invited to bid for a share of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) £60 million green Sustainable Travel Access Fund.

DfT’s incentive funding allocations revealed

08/04/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed councils individual allocations from the local highways maintenance incentive funding for 2016/17.

Winter flooding causes £250m of damage

25/03/2016

Almost £250 million in damage was caused to key infrastructure like roads, bridges, public rights of way, and drainage systems by this winter’s flooding, research carried out by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals.

Local roads continue to suffer, ALARM survey finds

23/03/2016

Local roads are deteriorating at a faster rate than they can be repaired, according to Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) chairman Alan Mackenzie. The findings of the latest Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey reveal that the estimated cost to get the local road network in England and Wales back into reasonable condition is at almost £12 billion.

Councils spending more on road repairs, IAM research finds

14/01/2016

A number of county councils across England are making pothole repairs and road maintenance a top priority, according to research carried out by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Highways maintenance contractors facing busy year

25/02/2015

Local authorities will award more than 80 term maintenance contracts during 2015 for highways maintenance, according to a report carried out by BDS Marketing.

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