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LGA launches attack on DfT over traffic fine surplus plans

17/05/2024

Council bosses have hit back at the Department for Transport over plans to restrict their ability to generate surpluses from traffic contraventions, calling the plans misguided and even questioning whether the Government violated pre-election rules.

DfT top official says carbon 'as high on agenda as ever'

18/04/2024

The £30m ADEPT Live Labs 2 programme has celebrated its first year with a live Expo setting out its achievements.

Bizarre turn: DfT keeps 'transparency' plans private

23/02/2024

The Government has adjusted the timetable for local authorities to publish resurfacing schemes on their websites following the Network North plan, which pledged £8.3bn over the next decade for local roads.

Traffic signals cash to get amber light this month

06/02/2024

Officials are battling to keep to the timetable for sharing out £40m of Government funding to help English local authorities update their traffic signal equipment after nearly all eligible councils applied.

Watchdog rules against DfT in defeat device case

14/12/2023

The information rights watchdog has ruled that the Department for Transport (DfT) was wrong to refuse to disclose details of vehicle manufacturers’ use of ‘defeat devices’.

Exclusive: End of an era as DfT drops self-assessment process

09/10/2023

The Department for Transport has ended the highways self-assessment process, removing the incentive element of local maintenance capital funding in its current form, Highways understands.

DfT faces Court of Appeal challenge over kerb heights

16/08/2023

A disability campaigner has won the right to take her case to the Court of Appeal in a legal battle over the Department for Transport's minimum kerb height guidance.

DfT appoints second permanent secretary

04/05/2023

The Department for Transport (DfT) has appointed Jo Shanmugalingam as its new second permanent secretary, alongside Dame Bernadette Kelly DCB.

Exclusive: Highways self-assessment process set for ministerial review

06/02/2023

The Department for Transport has confirmed that 'a submission will be going to ministers' on the future of the highways Incentive Fund self-assessment process.

Little scope for new schemes in RIS 3, DfT says

03/02/2023

The Department for Transport’s permanent secretary has warned of ‘very limited’ headroom for new enhancement projects in the third Road Investment Strategy due to the cost of projects carried forward from the current roads period.

PACTS boss' blistering attack on DfT for withholding information

13/10/2022

The head of an influential transport safety group has launched a scathing attack on the Department for Transport (DfT) for its failure to respond to FOI requests on important road safety information.

Fletcher is roads minister as DfT plays catch-up

23/09/2022

Katherine Fletcher has been appointed as the new roads minister in the Department for Transport, with Robert Courts having apparently been sacked after overseeing Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in his role as the transport civil contingencies minister.

McCartney gets back to transport committee

13/09/2022

Two new ministers have been appointed at the Department for Transport, with three leaving the department, including the sacking of one minister who was only appointed in July.

High Court to hear judicial review over kerb heights

01/09/2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) is facing a judicial review over its guidance on tactile paving, after a claimant accused officials of ignoring research key to the safety of blind and partially-sighted people.

McCartney in tune but Trott trots off

12/07/2022

Karl McCartney MP has been appointed as a parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department for Transport, following the departure of Laura Trott, who resigned in protest at Boris Johnson’s leadership.

Kelly and Bell lead Queen's Birthday Honours

07/06/2022

The top civil servant at the Department for Transport (DfT) heads the list of transport figures recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Government launches RIS 3 development process

06/12/2021

The Government has launched the formal engagement process behind National Highways' third multi-billion road investment strategy (RIS 3), outlining six key priority areas for future spending.

Live Labs 2 'will depend on first wave success'

03/12/2021

Approval for a second tranche of the ADEPT Live Labs programme is likely to depend on whether ministers can see any potential for the techniques developed under current pilots.

DfT preparing new road survey regime for next year

18/03/2021

The Department of Transport has met survey companies and is looking to establish a new road condition survey regime for the 2022-23 financial year, Highways understands.

DfT seeking partners in reform

07/10/2020

The Department for Transport and partners are preparing to award contracts for work that could support major reforms, including updates to traffic regulation orders (TROs) and guidance on the design of streets.

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