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. […]

£43 million for A38 to tackle congestion in Worcestershire

Improvements to A38 Bromsgrove will reduce journey times and boost connectivity for residents in the West Midlands, according to the Department for Transport. It has announced that construction on the upgrades will start in the coming weeks to radically improve the A38 Bromsgrove, reducing journey times, creating new opportunities for cycling and walking and boosting […]

Transport minister visits Nottingham’s public transport system

Road and Local Transport Minister Richard Holden visited Nottingham this to visit its pubic transport system. Representatives from the Department for Transport joined the Minister to tour locations for an insight into Nottingham’s award-winning sustainable transport including the tram, wider public transport network and other transport initiatives, and to hear about the city’s plans for the future, including […]

Transport Secretary opens Bristol’s first new railway station in almost a century

Transport Secretary Mark Harper will officially open a new railway station near Avonmouth today, the first in Bristol for almost a century. The multi-million-pound Portway Park and Ride station is the first station to open in Bristol in almost a century. As of tomorrow, regular services will run from the accessible, single-platform station seven days […]

Drink-drive accidents reach a 12-year high

Fatalities from drink-drive crashes on Britain’s roads have reached a 12-year high, new figures show. The Department for Transport (DfT) said an estimated 260 people were killed in collisions involving a driver over the alcohol limit in 2021. That is a rise from 220 during the previous 12 months, and is the highest annual total since 2009, […]

Better bus services in the North East thanks to a further £45 million funding boost

Residents across the North East will benefit from more reliable, punctual and cheaper bus services thanks to more than £45 million of new government funding to improve local transport connections, make travel more affordable and grow the economy. The Department for Transport has today (30 June 2023) confirmed that Transport North East, on behalf of […]

Road deaths increase by 9% in the last 12 months

The latest Department for Transport figures for road casualties have showed that 1,695 people were killed in crashes in 2022, up from 1,558 a year earlier. It showed that road deaths in Britain rose 9% last year, leading to calls for the Government to give the issue “the attention and resources it deserves”. Three out of four fatalities were […]

Government confirms £200 million to improve walking and cycling routes

The Government has announced the latest round of funding for active travel schemes, worth £200 million. The latest round of funding, will provide a boost to high streets and local businesses, and transform the school run for tens of thousands of children, generating up to 16 million extra walking and cycling trips a year, it […]

ADEPT Live Labs 2 reaches deployment stage – with seven projects already started

After completing their final assessments, all seven projects have successfully met the criteria needed to take the £30 million ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads programme forward to deployment and procurement. The final assessments came at the end of a three month fully-funded mobilisation phase where project teams developed their proposals into a specified and costed […]

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