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DfT launches £60m sustainable transport fund

06/07/2016

Local authorities are being invited to bid for a share of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) £60 million green Sustainable Travel Access Fund.

DfT announces £21m green transport funding

24/05/2016

Councils across the country have won almost £21 million of funding from the government to promote green forms of transport, including cycling and walking.

Government wants increase in walking and cycling

29/03/2016

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

Robert Goodwill reappointed Transport Minister

13/05/2015

Robert Goodwill has been reappointed as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the DfT in the post election ministerial reshuffle.

Beverley southern relief road opens

13/03/2015

A new relief road in Yorkshire has been officially opened.

New drug driving law introduced

03/03/2015

A new law to make it easier for police to catch and convict drug drivers has come into effect in England and Wales.

Digital road map could help with future highways maintenance

25/02/2015

A digital road map that has been developed by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Ordnance Survey (OS) could help with future highway improvements and maintenance.

Petrol price signs to be displayed on motorways

03/12/2014

Signs that display the price of fuel at service stations will soon start appearing on motorways.

Roads Minister visits gritting salt supplier

26/11/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill visited one of England’s largest suppliers of gritting salt as work continues to ensure the transport system is ready for any severe weather.

Roads Minister opens Seeing is Believing

19/11/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill officially opened this year's Seeing is Believing on Wednesday (19 November 2014) – Europe’s only event for indoor showcasing of highway products as well as outdoor demonstrations and testing in all lighting conditions.

New congestion busting guidance launched

14/11/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published new guidance that will help reduce congestion and speed up the completion of roadworks.

Roads Minister wants local roads to be managed cost effectively

01/10/2014

EXCLUSIVE: Roads Minister Robert Goodwill says there will be no rewarding bad practice when it comes to deciding capital maintenance allocations for local authorities.

Balfour Beatty awarded A21 dualling scheme

11/07/2014

The dualling of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury moved a step closer today (Friday 11 July) with the appointment of Balfour Beatty as the contractor.

New drug driving laws to come into force

03/07/2014

Tough new measures to crack down on the menace of drug driving moved a step closer today (Thursday 3 July 2014) after the government issued new guidance to healthcare professionals.

Roads Minister to consider call for ‘National Cycling & Highways Agency’

17/06/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has agreed to consider amendments to the new Infrastructure Bill that would ensure cycling was included in the remit of the proposed restructured Highways Agency.

Government supports “fairer” roads funding for Surrey

05/06/2014

A former minister and Surrey’s deputy leader have convinced the government that the county should get a fairer deal on road funding.

Goodwill announces preferred option for A19/A184 Testos improvement project

03/06/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has announced the preferred option for the A19/A184 Testos junction improvement scheme, south of Newcastle.

Contract awarded for A1 widening scheme

03/06/2014

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract to widen the A1 Western bypass on behalf of the Highways Agency.

New Corby link road to open

19/05/2014

The new multi-million pound Corby link road will officially open this Friday (23 May).

Number of road signs could be reduced

01/05/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced new plans to allow local councils the freedom to cut down the number of road markings and signs in the UK.

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