Case for Laurencekirk Junction Improvements taken to Holyrood

Stuart Smith 2013, News

Aberdeenshire Council and Nestrans, the north-east’s Regional Transport Partnership, will today (Wednesday, March 20) present the case for safety improvements at a busy north-east junction to the Scottish Parliament. Holyrood’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee is currently examining the need for a flyover at Laurencekirk where the A937 crosses the A90. Nestrans director Derick Murray and Ewan Wallace, head of transportation at Aberdeenshire Council, will meet with committee members to outline the case for the creation of a grade separated junction on the busy trunk road. It follows a recent …

Electric Vehicle Charging Points to be installed across the North East

Stuart Smith 2013, News

Electric vehicle charging points are to be installed across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire after the Councils won grant funding from Transport Scotland.  Charging points are to be installed in publicly accessible locations as part of a UK-wide initiative called Plugged in Places. Aberdeen has been identified as a strategic hub in Scotland’s Plugged in Places project and the £120,000 allocated funding will cover the cost of procurement and installation of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. At least six charging points are to be installed within the city. Three types of …

THInC Opens to First Callers

Stuart Smith 2013, News

A helpline which provides practical transport advice to people who have difficulty in getting to and from medical appointments was officially opened in Elgin on Thursday, 31st January 2013. The Transport to Healthcare Information Centre (THInC) will provide a dedicated telephone service offering guidance on accessing suitable transport options for the public to get to and from their appointments, where they may have no personal means of transport. The centre, which is being run initially as a pilot, is the first of its kind in the UK and is the …

Smarter journeys thanks to Councils’ new website

Stuart Smith 2013, News

Live updates about traffic disruption across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are now freely available, thanks to a joint project by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils. Smart Journey is an interactive and immediate way for the travelling public to receive live traffic information through their smartphone or computer. Details of roadworks, gritting operations, delays and incidents can be posted on Smart Journey by official sources, including both councils and Grampian Police. What makes the site unique and so responsive is that members of the public can also sign in and post information …