Bizarre turn: DfT keeps 'transparency' plans private
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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.
Tolhurst replaced by Courts at DfT
Kelly Tolhurst MP has left the Department for Transport (DfT) for the communities department MHCLG and will be replaced by Robert Courts.
New cycling strategy unveiled: Your guide to a game-changer
The prime minister and the Department for Transport (DfT) have unveiled an extensive active travel strategy, with wide ranging reforms to revolutionise cycling infrastructure and prioritisation.