Thanet Parkway station consultation

Kent County Council is launching a second public consultation into plans for a new parkway station in Thanet. The new station will provide access to more employment opportunities for local residents by providing access to high speed rail services to London and other parts of Kent. It will also improve investment opportunities at Discovery Park…

Award for Britain’s most improved road

Kent County Council has been awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for Britain’s most improved road. The award was presented for the council’s highway safety improvements on the A227 between Tonbridge High Street and Borough Green. Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards are presented to organisations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to…

Maidstone Bridges to reopen

The new road layout on the Maidstone Bridges comes into effect tomorrow (Thursday, December 1). Work started on June 6 and in order to minimise disruption, the work has been undertaken in phases, both during the day, at nights and weekends. Major capital programme project manager Russell Boorman said: “Despite the many challenges presented by this…

Have your say on getting around in the county

People are being asked whether they agree with Kent County Council’s priorities for the future of transport in the county. A public consultation of the Local Transport Plan launches today (Monday) and runs until October 30. The plan is broken down into five main sections: Transport in Kent – sets out KCC’s achievements so far, anticipated…

Young Person’s Travel Pass set to rise

To meet the cost of increases to bus fares, the cost of the Young Person’s Travel Pass will rise by £20, Kent County Council has said. The concessionary scheme’s costs to the council can change each year, based on use and on the average fare of operators. With fares set to increase, KCC has said…