Summer anti-drink-drive campaign launched

As the country prepares for the 2018 World Cup, Kent Road Safety is launching its summer anti-drink-driving campaign. One in six fatal crashes involves a driver who has been drinking and over 50% of drink-drive collisions happen on residential roads. The campaign will run from this month (June) through to the end of August with…

Dartford’s electric bus trial under review

The future of electric buses in Kent is being considered after a trial in Dartford came to an end. Back in March, Kent County Council launched a seven-week trial on the Fastrack route. Working with Volvo and ABB, a Swedish-Swiss engineering group, the electric bus produced no emissions and is driven by electric motors. The…

Kent County Council trials the future for buses

Kent County Council has secured a seven-week electric bus trial for the county, only the second local authority to do so in the UK. Working with Volvo and ABB, a Swedish-Swiss engineering group, the electric bus produces no emissions and is driven by electric motors. It will operate as an additional hourly service – running…

Kent County Council Bus Funding Review

The Leader of Kent County Council is to meet with Arriva and Stagecoach to establish which routes they will run as scheduled and which will need subsidy ahead of a consultation on Socially Necessary Bus Service funding in January. The discussions with commercial bus operators will look at the likelihood of the bus companies taking…

UK-first to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs

Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council joined forces last night (Monday) in a UK-first to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs. The scheme, which allows the authorities to clamp and fine drivers, has been developed by working with the Department for Transport (DfT). The DfT agreed to change the current clamping policy for HGV’s…

A28 Chart Road details to go on show

Further details on the road widening of the A28 Chart Road in Ashford will be going on show next week. Kent County Council announced earlier this year a £32 million project to widen Chart Road between the Tank and Matalan roundabouts. It comes in preparation for the Chilmington Green development which will see around 5,750…