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£64m fund to encourage more cycling and walking

26/01/2017

The government is investing £64 million in an effort to encourage more people to cycle and walk to work.

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.  

Former adviser to McLoughlin wants greater focus on roads

11/01/2017

A former special adviser to previous Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has admitted that the Government spent far too much time working on rail policy and “not enough on roads”.

Exclusive: Ministers 'water down' National Roads Fund plans

06/12/2016

The Government does not intend to legislate to create the National Roads Fund from 2020, Transport Network understands, in what some say is a watering down of the plans.

Infrastructure investment pipeline reaches £500bn

05/12/2016

The Government has released details of its £500 billion infrastructure investment pipeline which includes major projects such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel and upgrading the A14. 

EEH outlines transport improvement priorities

15/11/2016

England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) has outlined its immediate priorities for transport investment with the delivery of a new Oxford to Cambridge expressway forming part of its wish list.

Government to introduce harsher penalties for mobile phone use

08/11/2016

The government has announced that anyone caught using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving will be fined £200 and receive six points on their licence – a doubling of the existing penalty.

AIA: Invest in local roads

31/10/2016

The chairman of the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has called on the government to commit more investment into local roads ahead of the Autumn Statement.

Grayling replaces McLoughlin as Transport Secretary

14/07/2016

Chris Grayling is the government’s new Transport Secretary.

Government wants increase in walking and cycling

29/03/2016

The government has launched a blueprint to encourage more people to walk and cycle.

New National Infrastructure Delivery Plan launched

23/03/2016

A new National Infrastructure Delivery Plan that brings together all of the government’s infrastructure priorities over the next five years has been published.

North Yorkshire roads set to benefit from £25m funding

18/03/2016

The government is providing an extra £25.6 million to help maintain and repair roads in north Yorkshire.

TRL launches new test environment for driverless vehicles

18/02/2016

TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) has announced the launch of UK Smart Mobility Living Lab @ Greenwich – a real-life environment where connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), services and processes can be safely developed, evaluated and integrated within the local community.

£20m boost for driverless cars technology

01/02/2016

The government has announced £20 million worth of funding to develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles.

Apprenticeship targets form part of transport and skills strategy

28/01/2016

Targets for the creation of new apprenticeships will be written into contracts as the government sets out to deliver on its ambition for 30,000 apprenticeships in the road and rail sector by 2020.

£3.3m funding for Tadcaster bridges

11/01/2016

The government has announced £3.3 million of funding for the restoration of the Tadcaster bridge in Yorkshire.

RSTA wants extra funding for flood damaged roads

11/01/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on the government to provide extra funding for the repair of flood damaged roads.

£40m to help rebuild flood hit roads in Cumbria and Lancashire

29/12/2015

The government will provide £40 million worth of funding to help repair flood-damaged roads and bridges in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Government creates new infrastructure body

11/11/2015

The government has announced that Infrastructure UK (IUK) and the Major Projects Authority (MPA) will merge and become the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

£100bn to be spent on infrastructure by 2020

30/10/2015

Chancellor George Osborne has committed to £100 billion in infrastructure spending by 2020 – including full funding for the £15bn Road Investment Strategy (RIS).

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