Government announces £8bn to repair roads

The Government says millions of people will enjoy smoother, safer and faster road journeys thanks what it’s calling the biggest-ever road resurfacing programme to improve local roads. Transport Secretary Mark Harper has set out the allocations of an £8.3 billion long-term plan, which he says is enough to resurface over 5,000 miles of road across […]

£2 bus fare cap to be extended as part of £150m funding

Every part of the Midlands and North of England is set to receive a share of £150 million of new funding to improve bus services over the next financial year, the Transport Secretary has announced. This is the first tranche of £1 billion worth of new funding that the government is dedicating to bus services […]

Distributing the £70 million for traffic signals on this week’s Highways Voices

This week’s Highways Voices is a must-listen if you work in the traffic signals industry, as we hear all about three new pots of money totalling £70 million to be spent on improving traffic signals across England. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts,Spotify,Amazon Music,Google PodcastsorPocket Castsand never miss an episode! In the Transport Secretary’s […]

£70m extra earmarked for signals upgrades, fine tuning and technology

The Government has announced a raft of measures to make traffic signals more efficient, including the replacement of old equipment, a new “Green Light Fund” and new technology to better manage city centre traffic. This is being described as “the biggest investment in traffic signals in decades”. The Department for Transport issued the Plan for […]

Harper promises people “transport choice”

The Transport Secretary has told the Conservative Party Conference he will “give people choice to make their lives easier and not to force them to travel in a certain way, or at a certain time,” as he announced a “comprehensive plan for drivers.” Mark Harper told the audience in Manchester that in the UK, the […]

Government announces National Parking Platform

The Government is promising drivers across the country will soon be able to benefit from new technology to simplify parking payments. It’s confirmed the future launch of the National Parking Platform, to be rolled out nationwide so that drivers can use an app of their choice to pay instead of downloading multiple apps. The NPP […]

Harper suggests 20mph limits could make roads less safe

The Transport Secretary is warning that a blanket 20mph speed limit could put children at more risk on the roads. The Sun reports Mark Harper as saying that widespread use of a 20mph limit “damages the ability” for the zones to have an impact on roads where a lower speed is required for safety reasons […]

Hundreds of new zero emission buses coming to England

The Transport Secretary’s announced £129 million of spending for zero emission buses in England. The funding is designed to help local transport authorities introduce new buses to “help grow the economy by connecting communities – helping people get to work or college while also providing a boost for UK manufacturing”. Particularly remote areas where building […]

Declan Collier reappointed ORR Chair

The Transport Secretary Mark Harper has today reappointed Declan Collier as the Chair of the Office of Rail and Road for a further five-year term. The Department for Transport says that in his second term as Chair, Mr Collier “will continue to drive forward the important work of the ORR, holding Network Rail and National […]


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