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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.

Tolhurst replaced by Courts at DfT

14/09/2020

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

28/07/2020

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.

DfT uses 'data dashboard' to monitor long-term travel impacts

13/05/2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) is using a 'dashboard' of local authority transport data to oversee the relaxation of the lockdown as well as understand potentially longer-term impacts on travel habits.

DfT's ministerial line-up announced

18/02/2020

The Department for Transport's ministerial line-up has been announced following the cabinet reshuffle.

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.

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'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.

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 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.

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.  

£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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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