Electric minibus comes to Kent

Kent County Council has teamed up with Renault Trucks to introduce its first electric minibus to help disabled and vulnerable people. The nine-seater vehicle, a Master Z.E exclusively being used in Kent, has been adapted for up to two wheelchair users and will be run by Kent-based charity Compaid. The minibus is the first pilot…

Thunderstorm warning for Tuesday into Wednesday

Showers, locally torrential with thunderstorms, are expected late on Tuesday and into Wednesday which could lead to difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport, power outages, localised surface water and river flooding. Warnings Issued (today): Yellow THUNDERSTORM Warning (Very Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) valid 1800 on Tuesday 18th June to 2100 on Wednesday 19th June 2019.…

Plans for Gravesend bus hub

Kent County Council will be holding a public information event on plans to build a bus interchange in Gravesend town centre. Barrack Row and Garrick Street will be redesigned to allow bus services to be based there, with vehicle access restricted to create more space for pedestrians. There will be seven bus stops at the…

New rural transport schemes to launch

A series of new rural transport schemes are due to launch over the next few weeks across Kent, with the first starting on June 3 in Sevenoaks. A feeder bus, linking into the commercial network, will run in Maidstone and West Malling while a taxi bus service will run in Sandwich, Tenterden and Sevenoaks. KCC…

Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy

Kent County Council’s Environment and Transport Committee will next week be discussing an ambitious strategy to make Kent carbon neutral. The draft Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy, if agreed at the committee meeting, is due to go out for public consultation in early June. The strategy aims to create actions to eliminate…