Turner & Townsend to support Department for Transport to deliver sustainable infrastructure

Turner & Townsend has been appointed to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Specialist Technical and Commercial Advisory Services for Rail and Other Transport Modes Framework (STARThree). This appointment is to support the delivery and development of sustainable infrastructure in the UK, and to support Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) participation. The DfT expects the framework to run over […]

New junior transport ministers confirmed in government reshuffle

Two new junior ministers have been confirmed at the Department for Transport as part of Rishi Sunak’s government reshuffle. Roads and local transport parliamentary under secretary Richard Holden has been moved to become minister without portfolio, chair of the Conservative Party, under the changes unveiled by the prime minister on Monday. New to the DfT […]

New laws to safely roll out self-driving vehicles across British roads

New laws introduced into Parliament yesterday (8 November 2023) will put safety at the heart of the roll-out of self-driving vehicle technology and position the UK as world-leaders of this exciting £42 billion industry. As announced in the King’s Speech on Tuesday 7 November, the government’s new Automated Vehicles (AV) Bill will deliver one of the most […]

Active travel: Government programme off-track as funding reductions hold back progress

The Government is not on track to meet objectives to increase rates of active travel by 2025. In a report published today, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) warns that funding cuts made this year by the Department for Transport (DfT) could hold back objectives to increase active travel, including cycling and walking. The report further […]

High Court grants legal challenge to government’s cycling funding cuts

The Department for Transport’s decision earlier this year to slash the budget for cycling and walking schemes in England by around 75 percent can be legally challenged, the High Court ruled yesterday. The action was brought by active travel campaign group Transport Action Network (TAN), who wrote to the government in June seeking a judicial review into the […]

North West to benefit from £19.8 billion transport investment

The North West will benefit from more frequent trains, more capacity and faster journeys in a major funding boost to create stronger public transport networks.   Yesterday the government has announced the Network North plan, which will build better connectivity across the North and Midlands with faster journey times, increased capacity and more frequent, reliable services.  Its plan […]

£4.5m funding secured by Amey for UK decarbonisation programme in local roads

The Department for Transport (DfT) and the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) have approved funding for the next phase of the Centre of Excellence for Decarbonising Roads.   Live Labs 2: Decarbonising local roads in the UK is a three-year, UK-wide £30 million programme funded by the Department for Transport that […]

Mace join 36 other companies on DfT framework

Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, has been newly appointed to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) STARThree Framework, securing ‘prime’ status across a host of consultancy service packages.  The Department for Transport (DfT) announced its list of 37 contractors appointed to the framework to advise on the delivery of rail, road and aviation projects. […]


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