LCRIG announces record entries for this year’s DfT Special Recognition Awards

A record number of entries have been received for this year’s DfT Special Recognition Awards. There are a total of seven prestigious awards being handed out by Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) Chair Martin Duffy at the event in Blackpool on 4th October. LCRIG are proud to be hosting the prestigious Special Recognition Awards […]

Arup appointed by UK Department of Transport to provide specialist technical advice

Arup has been selected as a Prime supplier on the Department for Transport (DfT) STARThree Framework, the overall value of which is £600 million. STARThree (officially known as the Specialist Technical and Commercial Advisory for Rail and Other Transport Systems Framework) looks to support the delivery of rail, road and aviation projects. Arup will provide […]

Road traffic remains below pre-pandemic levels, but vans buck the trend

New figures from the Department for Transport show overall traffic levels in the year ending June 2023 were higher than in year ending June 2022, but below pre-pandemic levels. It shows there were 328.2 billion vehicle miles driven in the year, 2.3% above last year but still 1.4% below the year to June 2018, five […]

DfT publishes new MaaS guidance

The Department for Transport has published guidance on Mobility as a Service ” to make the planning and payment of trips easier for people and businesses.” It says a MaaS platforms integrate and analyse data from multiple modes of transport, such as rail, bus, taxi and cycle hire, to offer choice in journey planning to consumers. This […]

MottMac, Arcadis and CPCS win DfT framework position

A partnership between Mott MacDonald, Arcadis and CPCS has secured a position as prime consultant on the UK Department for Transport’s new STARThree framework.   The new framework will replace the existing Specialist Technical Advisory for Rail and other modes (STARTwo) framework, which enables access to high quality, professionally qualified and experienced specialist third party advisory support for a range of service requirements.  After each individually supporting the DfT over the past […]

New DfT statistics show the scale of speeding on Britain’s roads

New research by the Department for Transport shows that in 2022, under free-flowing traffic conditions, 50% of car drivers exceeded the speed limit on 30mph roads compared to 45% on motorways and 11% on national speed limit single carriageway roads. It’s found that, overall, speed limit compliance in 2022 was slightly higher than 2021, where […]

Local Authorities invited to Quantum Computing Workshop

The Department for Transport is hosting two workshops next months for Local Authority Heads of Innovation, Principal Engineers or those working in Technology in the Highways area to discuss prioritising quantum technologies in transport. Quantum technologies are emerging technologies that use subatomic particles to provide transformative solutions, many of which are in the transport sector. […]

GHD and partner Costain selected to deliver strategic advice to Government

Professional services organisation GHD, in partnership with Costain, has been selected by the Department for Transport as a prime supplier on the department’s latest Specialist Technical and Commercial Advice for Rail and Other Transport Modes (STARThree) Framework. The appointment will see GHD and Costain work in collaboration on this framework worth up to £600m in […]


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