Road traffic estimates in Great Britain, 2023: Report published on England’s road network

The Department for Transport has published a comprehensive National Statistics report that presents the 2023 annual estimates of traffic for England’s strategic and local road networks. Annual traffic statistics are compiled using data from around 8,000 roadside 12-hour manual counts, continuous data from automatic traffic counters, and data on road lengths. The next annual traffic […]

Self-driving vehicles on UK roads by 2026 as Automated Vehicles Act becomes law

Self-driving vehicles could be on British roads by 2026, after the Government’s Automated Vehicles (AV) Act became law yesterday.   Announced in the King’s Speech, the AV Act enables advanced technology to safely drive vehicles on British roads. The new law puts Great Britain firmly at the forefront of self-driving technology regulation, unlocking the potential […]

Transport Secretary visits Hampshire as record funding boost for resurfacing hits the road

Transport Secretary Mark Harper visited Kempshott Lane and St Michael’s Road in Basingstoke this week to see how the government’s record funding increase for pothole repairs is creating smoother, quicker journeys for residents as well as supporting the local economy. The Transport Secretary was joined by local councillors and Basingstoke MP Maria Miller to discuss […]

DfT: New laws to be introduced to prosecute dangerous cyclists

The Government has today agreed to introduce new laws so cyclists who kill or seriously injure because of dangerous cycling, or who kill through careless cycling, face the same penalties as drivers and motorcyclists who do so. Ministers have backed an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill, put forward by Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, to […]

Live Labs 2 online: register now!

The online Live Labs 2 mini Expo event will take place on 14th May between 09:30 and 12:30 on Teams. This valuable online event, produced by ADEPT (Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport) is aimed at those who were unable to attend the Live Labs 2 Expo 2024 in Birmingham last month. […]

Highways sector tools up to bring carbon emissions down

DfT-endorsed industry group Highways Sector Council has launched a ‘free to use’ Toolkit to help Asset Owners, Designers, Contractors and their supply chains align themselves to PAS 2080, the recognised standard for managing carbon emissions in infrastructure and buildings.  As a key step in their commitment to driving down carbon emissions in the industry, the […]

£1.3 million to back cutting-edge transport projects

A £1.3 million competition to transform the transport sector, grow the economy and inspire innovation has been launched today (17 April). The latest round of the Government’s Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG) is now open, with organisations and academics able to win up to £45,000 in funding. The TRIG scheme, delivered by Connected Places […]

TRL and DfT forge groundbreaking Grant Framework Agreement to drive transport innovation

TRL have announce its new grant framework agreement in collaboration with DfT. This landmark agreement underscores a commitment to deliver its shared goals, including driving innovation and scientific advancement within the transport sector. The grant framework agreement between TRL and DfT has three objectives: Supporting DfT’s diverseand skilled workforce, promoting collaboration across the sector, and […]


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