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RSTA's Boss calls for new strategy on roads

18/02/2021

The chief executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called for a new, comprehensive strategy to help councils move to more effective road maintenance.

Highways Heroes: The right treatment

19/01/2021

Paul Boss, chief executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association, speaks to Dominic Browne about overcoming challenges on the front line and working behind the scenes to ensure the sector could keep going.

RSTA to get the Gaist treatment

21/10/2020

Highway technology company Gaist has joined the Road Surface Treatments Association with the aim of sharing knowledge and optimising road maintenance solutions.

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.

RSTA announces new leadership

08/04/2020

Paul Boss has been appointed chief executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) and will take up his new post on 1 July.

GE: Road investment pledges welcomed

26/11/2019

A key industry body has welcomed the focus the two main political parties have given to the condition of the local road network during the General Election campaign.

RSTA chief: Plan ahead to prevent cracks on smart motorways

09/07/2019

A senior figure in the sector has called for more proactive asphalt protection planning in utilities works and smart motorway upgrades - warning that a lack of early investment could see cracks appear in motorways.

Cracks in the road

26/06/2019

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The long drive to tackle network inequality

17/04/2019

The 2019 Road Surface Treatments Association annual conference last week asked: is the local road network open for business? The answer from a range of industry speakers was: only just.

Happy Pothole Day! RSTA calls local roads ‘a national disgrace’

08/03/2018

On the fourth annual National Pothole Day, a leading industry body has declared that potholes on local roads have gone from a local problem to ‘a national disgrace’.

RSTA calls for action on National Pothole Day

16/01/2017

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has put out a call for action to address the state of the UK's deteriorating local road network.

Industry reacts to Autumn Statement

24/11/2016

The industry has given its reaction to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement.

RSTA: Investment in roads needed to cope with increased traffic

15/11/2016

The head of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) says increased traffic on the network demonstrates the need for well maintained roads.

RSTA welcomes Major Road Network study

18/10/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed the publication of the Rees Jeffrey’s Report ‘A Major Road Network for England’.

RSTA calls on Chancellor to focus on local roads

04/10/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on the new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to recognise the value of local roads in his upcoming Autumn Statement.

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.  

Hertfordshire’s pothole approach saves £730,000

21/07/2016

Hertfordshire County Council’s new inspection approach to tackling potholes has helped the local authority save £730,000.

RSTA: Spend more money on roads to cope with rise in car journeys

20/06/2016

A predicted rise in car journeys underlines the need for a well maintained road network, according to the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).

RSTA calls for increase in road maintenance budgets

10/05/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called for an increase in local road maintenance funding after statistics released by the Department for Transport (DfT) showed an increase in the number of licensed vehicles on the network.

RSTA to offer industry insight at this year’s Highways SIB

26/04/2016

The highways sector will be able to gain an insight into how surface treatments contribute towards local authorities asset management plans during a one-hour interactive workshop put on by the Road Surface Treatments Association at this year’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) event.

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