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WiT bursary to help women Lead the way

Applications close on Wednesday (24 July) for the latest round of a programme that aims to grow the capability of women in the transport sector to carry out significant leadership roles. The Women in Transport (WiT) ‘Lead’ programme is a 100% virtual leadership development programme tailored to the capability and progression needs of women leaders… Read more »

Labour Government will ‘get Britain building’

The Labour Government will deliver its aim of building 1.5 million houses by ‘modernising planning committees.’ Prime minister Keir Starmer has used his first King’s Speech to confirm the Government’s ambition to ‘get Britain building, including through planning reform, as they seek to accelerate the delivery of high-quality infrastructure and housing.’ The Planning and Infrastructure… Read more »

King’s Speech: A plan for devolution

The new Labour Government has set out a widespread plan for devolution and economic growth in its Parliamentary timetable, with central diktat reserved for planning proposals. A much-trailed shift towards devolution has already seen deputy prime minister Angela Rayner write to those without deals earlier this week, asking them to join a ‘devolution revolution’ and… Read more »

£1m boost to road patching in East Sussex

East Sussex County Council has committed an extra £1m to road patching, but acknowledged it would cost more than £300m to bring all its roads up to scratch. The £1m from the council’s capital budget will enable 400 patching upgrades over the next year. Some roads will then be dressed with new surfaces. The extra… Read more »

Labour to boost skills and public control of transport

The King has confirmed that the new Government take action to tackle the skills crisis in England and bring forward legislation to bring bus and rail services more closely under public control. At the State Opening of Parliament, King Charles told assembled peers and MPs that his Government will establish a body to be known… Read more »

King’s Speech: Bills to boost skills and public control of transport

The King has confirmed that the new Government take action to tackle the skills crisis in England and bring forward legislation to bring bus and rail services more closely under public control. At the State Opening of Parliament, King Charles told assembled peers and MPs that his Government will establish a body to be known… Read more »

Welsh Govt backing 20mph after new guidance

The Welsh Government has published guidance on which roads local authorities might be exempt from the national 20mph limit on restricted roads. Officials said the new guidance for highway authorities on Setting 30mph speed limits on restricted roads had been co-developed with highways authorities, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), and the County Surveyor’s Society… Read more »

Aggregate Industries UK announces new CEO

Aggregate Industries UK (AIUK), part of the global Holcim group, has appointed a new chief executive officer. Lee Sleight will take up the position on 1 August. The news comes after outgoing CEO, Dragan Maksimovic, was appointed earlier this year as region head for West Europe overseeing Holcim businesses in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany and Spain. Mr Sleight joined the business… Read more »

Transport Scotland is official content partner of Road Expo

Transport Scotland will partner with Road Expo and Bridges Scotland once again as this leading event returns to the SEC Glasgow on 27-28 November. The conference and exhibition – the largest traffic and transport event in Scotland – is expected to welcome more than 1,500 road, transport and bridge professionals through its doors. Working in partnership… Read more »

Plans unveiled for long-awaited Leeds tram network

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has launched a public consultation on options for two tram lines in the Leeds-Bradford area, mooted as the first stage of a long-awaited mass transit system. The proposals follow high level plans set out by Mayor Tracy Brabin earlier this year and a pledge from the previous government of £2.5bn… Read more »