In a written statement to Parliament, the Department for Transport has announced the publication of Sir Jeremy Sullivan's consultation review report and the launch of a further consultation later this year.
Local authorities and bus companies in Bristol, York, Brighton, Surrey, Denbighshire and Wiltshire have been awarded the funding under the government’s ‘Low emission bus scheme’ to help them buy 153 cleaner buses.
The Department for Transport has published a consultation on the key regulations and guidance associated with the Bus Services Act: the government response and proposed changes to draft regulations and guidance.
The Department for Transport, in conjunction with Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), has created key principles for use throughout the automotive sector, the CAV and ITS ecosystems and their supply chains to ensure cyber security is properly considered at every level.
Civilian drones - HoC Briefing Paper A House of Commons Library Briefing Paper outlining current regulations for the use of recreational and commercial drones in the UK. It also presents recent policy development in the UK and internationally, as well as emerging technological and regulatory issues related to drone integration into domestic airspace.
Electric vehicles and infrastructure – HoC Briefing Paper
A House of Commons Library Briefing Paper explaining what electric vehicles are and how successive governments have planned for infrastructure to encourage and accommodate growth. It also sets out the various grant streams that have been allocated.
In the seventh article of our PR18 series, we report on key developments in the Office of Rail and Road (ORR)'s periodic review of Network Rail. It focuses on the HLOS and accompanying Guidance to the ORR from the DfT and a consultation from the ORR on improving Network Rail's renewals efficiency, which will inform government decisions about future funding.
New tech competition launches to improve rail journeys A further £7.9 million has been announced by the Department for Transport in partnership with Innovate UK to develop new ways to improve the rail network for passengers.
£1 billion invested in Midlands services The Department of Transport has announced that rail passengers will get new longer trains with more seats and more space as nearly £1 billion is invested in services on the West Midlands network.
Highways England is announcing its preferred route for a major £282m improvement scheme to improve the M42 junction 6 near Solihull.
Plans published for £1.6 billion A303 Stonehenge upgrade The route for the £1.6 billion A303 upgrade near Stonehenge has been published by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. A tunnel near Stonehenge will remove the traffic blight on local communities and enhance the famous landmark.
The Department for Transport has announced plans to shape, promote and collaborate with the maritime sector, double apprenticeships and launch a shipbuilding renaissance. The government has said it is committed to working with industry to deliver an ambitious export plan for when the UK leaves the European Union.