Shapps insists Britain will stick with 2030 ICE ban

The Energy Secretary has confirmed that the UK will stick with its intention to ban all diesel and petrol vehicle sales from 2030. As the Government announces a raft of environmental policies, Grant Shapps is quoted in the Daily Mail as saying “We have set out our path which is by 2030, the end of […]

New Transport Secretary announced

The new Prime Minister Liz Truss has appointed the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed Anne-Marie Trevelyan as the new Transport Secretary. Before being appointed to the transport department, Ms Trevelyan Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade and had previously been the “UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience” for the […]

British transport expertise to help rebuild Ukraine

The UK has signed a pact with Ukraine that commits to sharing engineering expertise and pledges a new package of support to help rebuild its war damaged infrastructure, with the offer to UK Private Companies to work on the project. Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, hosted a virtual meeting with his counterpart at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Oleksandr […]

TfL Board to discuss funding next week

Transport for London’s board is set to meet next Tuesday to discuss the government’s long-term funding deal. London’s financial paper City AM says TfL has confirmed the meeting will take place, but it remains unclear whether the board will accept the proposal made by transport secretary Grant Shapps on 22 July. TfL has been negotiating […]

Government spends £130 million to protect bus services across the country

The Department for Transport says buses across England will benefit from up to £130 million of government support, ensuring services keep running and millions of passengers can continue using affordable transport. The funding package will cover 6 months from October 2022 to March 2023, and the DfT says builds on almost two years’ worth of […]

Government sets out driverless plans

The Government’s suggesting British roads could see self-driving vehicles rolled out within three years, with plans – backed by £100 million of taxpayers’ money – which prioritise safety through new laws and create thousands of new jobs in the industry. It says some vehicles, including cars, coaches and lorries, with self-driving features could be operating […]

Shapps plans tougher punishments for dangerous cyclists

Cyclists whose reckless behaviour kills pedestrians face tougher jail sentences under plans by the Transport Secretary. The Mail reports Grant Shapps wants to close what’s described as an “archaic” legal hole which means riders who kill pedestrians can be jailed for a maximum of only two years. It says Mr Shapps wants reckless cyclists to […]

Khan warns of big cuts to TfL

Transport for London is reported to still be planning big cuts despite a multi-billion-pound funding offer from government. ITV News reports mayor Sadiq Khan said officials needed more time to examine the proposals before deciding if the ‘managed decline’ of services could be halted. The Department for Transport announced late on Friday it had drawn […]

London’s mayor warns of bus and tube cuts

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is warning the Government that the level of savings being demanded of Transport for London will mean a fifth of the capital’s bus services will be cut. A letter from Mr Khan to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has been published which says that the cuts demanded are “significantly beyond” […]

Transport Secretary cracks down on drug-driving

Drug-drivers could be required to undertake rehabilitation courses before being allowed back behind the wheel, under new plans by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and the Department for Transport. Drink-drive related deaths and injuries are now very rare on UK roads, with deaths having fallen 88% between 1979 and 2015. However, there has been an increase […]


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