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Q and A with Mathew Lugg: Self-assessment, self-assessed

13/02/2020

A top sliced cash pot is not really supposed to change a sector. It’s a politician’s gift, a press release, a civil servant’s pet project. In highways it often just shores up finance that had bled off into other services anyway. The highways self-assessment process was different.

DfT to work on cross-government local roads funding solution

28/10/2019

The Department for Transport has backed calls for long-term funding for local roads and suggested this could include a cross-government proposal to Treasury to pool funding with the communities department.

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.

Shapps takes over at DfT

25/07/2019

Grant Shapps MP has replaced Chris Grayling as secretary of state for transport in Boris Johnson’s new cabinet.

DfT lacks spark in electric revolution

21/06/2019

While the prime minister has made tackling climate change a key part of her legacy and parts of the UK have declared a climate emergency, Highways can reveal that the Department for Transport has failed to enact key aspects of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act, which would force major fuel suppliers to provide electric vehicle charging.

DfT confirms Treasury will need to pay for Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing

04/02/2019

The Department for Transport has confirmed it expects to receive billions in cash from the Treasury under the next Spending Review to pay for the Stonehenge tunnel and associated works on the A303, and the Lower Thames Crossing.

£500k up for grabs in local transport data competition

20/12/2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a £500,000 competition focused on opening up local authority parking and traffic management data.

Highways innovation held back by potholes and headlines, DfT director says

31/05/2018

The director of local transport at the Department for Transport (DfT) has warned that the UK is ‘not very good at systems-wide thinking’, which could hold the highways sector back as it seeks to develop innovation and embrace the connected world.

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.  

Funding secured for new M11 junction

17/01/2017

A new £45 million junction on the M11 near Harlow will be jointly funded by the Department for Transport and Essex County Council.

£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.

Councils find out their share of £1.2bn local roads funding

13/01/2017

The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £1.2 billion of local roads funding to councils across England.

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.

56,000 construction professionals needed by 2020

01/12/2016

More than 50,000 construction professionals, including 15,000 in the roads sector, are needed to deliver key infrastructure projects.  

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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