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Grayling replaces McLoughlin as Transport Secretary

14/07/2016

Chris Grayling is the government’s new Transport Secretary.

Roads sector welcomes Grayling appointment

20/07/2016

The appointment of Chris Grayling as the government’s new Transport Secretary has been welcomed by the highways sector.

Midlands Connect report: Speed up road and rail improvements

22/07/2016

A report from Midlands Connect has called for a quickening of the pace in tackling the bottlenecks at the heart of the UK’s road and rail network.

Grayling visits north-west transport projects

05/08/2016

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has visited the Manchester Airport relief road project and the Port of Liverpool to see how the north-west is benefiting from government investment in transport infrastructure.

IPPR calls for “North First” approach to infrastructure funding

10/08/2016

Figures released by economic think tank IPPR reveal the North of England is six-times less funded than London on infrastructure.

Harsher penalties for using phones at the wheel proposed

20/09/2016

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling wants tougher penalties for motorists who use mobile phones while driving.

Midlands Connect receives £12m funding boost

04/10/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has provided Midlands Connect with a further £12 million for its work in developing the transport links needed to power the Midlands Engine.

£70m fund to support road safety along HS2 route

12/10/2016

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced £70 million funding to support local communities and road safety along the HS2 route between London and the West Midlands.

Transport Secretary announces motorway improvements

20/10/2016

The Transport Secretary has announced Highways England road improvement schemes worth up to £20 million that he ways will create thousands of jobs and homes in the South West.

Further details of £1.3bn road investment announced

28/11/2016

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has outlined further details of more than £1.3 billion of road improvements which were announced as part of the Autumn Statement last week.

56,000 construction professionals needed by 2020

01/12/2016

More than 50,000 construction professionals, including 15,000 in the roads sector, are needed to deliver key infrastructure projects.  

Government gives green light to Stonehenge tunnel plans

12/01/2017

Plans for a 1.8 mile road tunnel that will run past Stonehenge have been finalised by the Government.  

£1.1bn of road improvements set to take place in East of England

16/01/2017

Consultations on £1.1 billion of improvements to some of the East of England’s busiest roads will take place over the next three months.

Grayling makes Slapton repair a special case with £2.5m pledge

07/03/2018

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has pledged £2.5m to help Devon County Council repair the storm-damaged A379 at Slapton.

Grayling reveals Brexit transition cash priorities

28/03/2018

The Department for Transport will spend its Brexit transition cash on new systems for hauliers and facilities for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

Grayling plans to put utilities under pavements to cut potholes

30/04/2018

Ministers plan to make pavements the default location for new utility infrastructure, to cut down on roadworks and potholes, it has been reported.

Grayling hits the North to open £400m A1 upgrade

21/05/2018

Chris Grayling has officially opened a new section of the A1 following a major upgrade that was delayed and went over budget.

Bon voyage Grayling

24/07/2019

In his first speech as prime minister Boris Johnson promised 'fantastic new road and rail infrastructure' but Chris Grayling will not be the person in charge of delivering it.

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