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£12 million boost for greener bus journeys

28/05/2013

More than 200 new low carbon buses will deliver services to passengers across England after Local Transport Minister Norman Baker announced £12 million funding as part of the Green Bus Fund.

Investment in roads will create almost 10,000 jobs

12/11/2013

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has announced that almost 10,000 construction jobs will be created next year as a result of more than £1.9 billion of investment in Britain’s roads.

Study seeking better roads for East Anglia

20/01/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has commissioned an official study that will look at ways of improving roads in East Anglia.  

Minister urges highways supply chain to be ready for £24bn road investment

10/02/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has called on the industry to get ready for a large increase in work ahead of the government’s biggest investment in the road network since the 1970s.

Solar studs receive DfT approval

02/04/2014

Active road studs produced by Rennicks UK have become the first in Europe to be tested to a new draft performance standard – paving the way for installation across the UK network.

Government approves Crewe Green link road funding

30/05/2014

Work on the Crewe Green link road can start following government agreement to provide £15.6m towards the scheme.

Councils allocated £168m to fix potholes

20/06/2014

Local councils have been allocated £168 million of funding from a dedicated Pothole Repair Fund.

North Yorkshire bypass granted £29m DfT funding

16/07/2014

Work on the A684 bypass in North Yorkshire can now start after the Department for Transport (DfT) agreed to put £29 million towards the cost of the scheme.

DfT wants to double participation in cycling

16/10/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined plans to double participation in cycling by 2025.

Major road improvements included in northern transport strategy

20/03/2015

Major improvements to the road network – including expanding parts of the M62 and M6 to four lanes – have been unveiled by the government as part of its transport strategy for the north.

Local authorities in battle for roads cash

12/06/2015

Councils fighting for local roads funding will be allocated funds based on performance, under a pilot scheme launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Figures show increase in road casualties

25/06/2015

Figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that there has been an increase in overall road casualties in Britain for the first time in 18 years.

Red tape cut to allow more elite cycle racing

27/07/2015

The Department for Transport (DfT) is making it easier for towns and cities to host future Tour de France stages and other elite cycling events in England.

IAM wants road safety targets reintroduced

24/09/2015

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has called for road safety targets to be reintroduced in an effort to reverse the increase in numbers of people killed and injured on UK roads as announced today (24 September) by the government.

Figures show that three die every day on country roads

22/10/2015

Three people died on country roads every day last year, according to figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT).

DfT agrees to Chancellor’s spending cuts target

09/11/2015

The Department for Transport (DfT) is one of four government departments that have agreed to spending cuts over the next four years.

Speed cameras to be yellow by next year

16/11/2015

All working speed cameras on the strategic road network will be yellow by October 2016.

New road safety measures revealed

04/01/2016

The Department for Transport has unveiled a raft of measures to improve the safety of Britain’s roads.

New £26.5m Crewe link road opens

04/01/2016

A new £26.5 million link road in Crewe has been officially opened.   

A591 to reopen in May

18/01/2016

The storm-damaged A591 in Cumbria is set to reopen by the end of May, according to the Department for Transport (DfT).

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.

East Riding’s roads get £16.7m funding boost

02/02/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) is providing an extra £16.7 million to support a five-year programme of road improvements in East Riding.

Work starts on A591 repairs

10/02/2016

Work to repair the storm-damaged A591 in Cumbria has started.

Hayes gets top roads job at DfT

11/02/2016

Tricia Hayes has been appointed as director general of roads, devolution and motoring at the Department for Transport (DfT).

TRL launches highways maintenance funding guidance

22/02/2016

TRL (the Transport Research Laboratory), is offering advice to local authorities and private finance initiatives (PFIs) to help them adopt best practice for highway appraisal and maintenance.

Four key objectives form focus of DfT’s five-year plan

23/02/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released its single departmental plan 2015 to 2020, with a focus on four key objectives.

Drug drive arrests up 800%

29/02/2016

Drug drive arrests have soared by up to 800% in a year after the government introduced tough new laws to catch and convict offenders, according to initial figures from police forces.

Study into performance of M25 launched by DfT

03/03/2016

A new study that will look at ways to improve the performance of the transport network between junctions 10 and 16 of the M25 has been launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).

MPs want increase in number of traffic officers

15/03/2016

MPs on the Transport Select Committee have called for an increase in the number of traffic officers to police the UK’s roads.

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.

HMEP receives funding boost from DfT

31/03/2016

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has received another year’s worth of funding support from the Department for Transport (DfT) as it moves to being sector-led.

New TSRGD comes into force

31/03/2016

The 2016 Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) will come into force on 22 April.

DfT reveals details of £50m pothole funding allocation

07/04/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has set out how £50 million of funding will be spent on repairing almost one million potholes across the country over the next year.

DfT’s incentive funding allocations revealed

08/04/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed councils individual allocations from the local highways maintenance incentive funding for 2016/17.

DfT launches motoring services strategy

12/05/2016

A strategy that sets out a vision for the Department for Transport’s (DfT) three motoring services agencies has been launched.  

Transport Committee calls for halt on ‘all lane running’ schemes

30/06/2016

Motorway hard shoulders should not be used as permanent driving lanes, MPs on the Transport Select Committee have warned.

Proposed site for Operation Stack lorry park announced

06/07/2016

A major new lorry area will be built near Stanford in Kent to help ease the problems caused on the M20 and surrounding areas when Operation Stack is implemented.

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 consultation over development of automated cars

11/07/2016

The public are being invited to have their say on the use of automated cars on British roads as part of a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation.

DfT helps fund roundabout upgrade in Gloucester

28/07/2016

A major upgrade to a busy roundabout in Gloucester has been given the go ahead, with the Department for Transport (DfT) putting £9 million towards the scheme.

Road deaths continue to rise

04/08/2016

Statistics released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show a two per cent increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads over the last year to 31 March 2016.

TRL working with DfT on road accident programme

08/08/2016

TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) will work with the Department for Transport (DfT) on phase two of its Road Accident In Depth Studies programme (RAIDS).

Bedale bypass opened by Roads Minister

11/08/2016

The new Bedale bypass in Yorkshire has been officially opened by Roads Minister Andrew Jones.

DfT launches £2m technology fund

11/08/2016

A £2 million fund to allow councils to “capitalise on emerging technologies” and deliver better journeys for motorists has been launched.

Shortlist drawn up for Trans-Pennine tunnel options

18/08/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has shortlisted five routes for the Trans-Pennine tunnel – a project that it describes as the “most ambitious road scheme undertaken in the UK in more than five decades”.

Plans for RIS 2 gathering pace

18/08/2016

Six strategic studies will inform the development of the government’s second Road Investment Strategy (RIS 2).  

DfT approves M4 smart motorway plans

06/09/2016

The proposed upgrade of the M4 from junctions 3 (Hayes) to 12 (Theale) to a smart motorway has been given development consent by the Department for Transport.

Record numbers choose electric vehicles

09/09/2016

New official figures show that a record number of new ultra low emissions vehicles (ULEVs) are on Britain’s roads.

New campaign to improve cyclists’ safety

28/09/2016

Cyclists in London and Manchester are being encouraged to ‘hang back’ from lorries in a safety campaign launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).

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.

SIB 2016: Message from the Minister

09/11/2016

Roads Minister Andrew Jones has highlighted the demonstrations being carried out at this year’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) event as a “stand out feature”.   

SIB 2016: HMEP future confirmed

09/11/2016

The future of the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has been outlined by programme manager Haydn Davies at this year’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) event.

RSTA: Investment in roads needed to cope with increased traffic

15/11/2016

The head of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) says increased traffic on the network demonstrates the need for well maintained roads.

Road users want better information when stuck in roadworks

16/11/2016

A report from transport user watchdog Transport Focus says the highways industry must consider the needs of people in vehicles when carrying out roadworks.

Chancellor to unveil £1.3bn roads improvement package

21/11/2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond will unveil a £1.3 billion package of local road improvements and congestion busting schemes in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday (23 November).

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.

Reports outline benefit of northern road improvements

30/11/2016

Transport for the North has been working with the Department for Transport on three Strategic Road Studies in the North.

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.

ORR publishes views on RIS2

15/12/2016

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) says lessons must be learnt from the delivery of the Road Investment Strategy (RIS) as plans for RIS2 continue to gather pace.  

Major Road Network proposals gaining traction

04/01/2017

The co-authors of the Rees Jeffrey’s Report ‘A Major Road Network for England’ are increasingly optimistic that the study’s proposals will be taken forward.

Modelling shows driverless cars could cut delays

06/01/2017

Driverless cars could significantly reduce delays, according to a new study by the Department for Transport.

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.

8,000 drivers caught using mobiles in one week

23/01/2017

Almost 8,000 drivers were caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel during a police crackdown in November.  

DfT confirms £23m for Plymouth link road as costs widen

15/02/2019

Chris Grayling has confirmed Government funding of £22.5m towards the Forder Valley Link Road in Plymouth, whose cost has risen by nearly a third in the last year.

New road ministers take office

26/07/2019

Boris Johnson has appointed two new ministers of state, Chris Heaton-Harris MP and George Freeman MP, at the Department for Transport.

DfT's Steve Berry says 'we need a sector deal'

18/09/2019

The Department for Transport is working to develop a ‘sector deal’ including pin-pointing partnerships with industry on sector specific issues such as skills, supplies, R&D, collaboration and efficiencies.

The transformation is afoot: How the DfT is helping roads go digital

18/09/2019

Work is progressing in central and local government to standardise highways and transport digital systems and build national guidance, as well as pan-European frameworks.

DfT completes AI health check for local roads

17/01/2020

The Department for Transport’s £2m local roads health check, which used artificial intelligence to analyse video surveys, has been completed, with results showing broad similarity between the regions.

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