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…

Road Safety Team Launch 2015 Winter Drink Drive Campaign

One in six fatal crashes involves a driver who is over the drink drive limit and even the smallest amount of alcohol in our blood can dangerously affect our driving. That’s the message from Kent County Council’s Road Safety Team as it launches its Winter Drink Drive Campaign. Driving after just one drink can double…

Get on board Kent’s Discovery Ticket prize draw – just the ticket for half term

Parents and children are being invited to get on board a fantastic easy-to-enter, half-term prize draw to win family bus tickets. Following the Kent launch of the South East region ‘Discovery Ticket’ last month, passengers can travel by bus from Thanet to Chichester, or Dartford to Brighton – anywhere in West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey,…

Expansion of Metro rail services – Kent commuters to benefit

Rail commuters in Kent are set to benefit from the proposal announced by Transport for London to operate the ‘Metro’ services in south-east London and parts of Kent, including Dartford and Sevenoaks. Kent County Council (KCC) has welcomed the news that Transport for London (TfL) accepted a series of non-negotiable “red lines” to protect fares…