Roads Minister Richard Holden and National Highways CEO Nick Harris on today’s Highways Voices

We hear from the Roads and Local Transport Minister and the CEO of National Highways on a busy Highways Voices from Highways UK 2023 today. These are brought to you thanks to the sponsorship of AGD Systems and Traffic Group Signals, Kiely Bros, Re-flow, Stantec and Yunex Traffic. In the podcast from Birmingham’s NEC, Richard Holden MP tells Paul Hutton about the National […]

Roads Minister writes to authority Chief Executives explaining National Parking Platform

The Roads and Local Transport Minister, Richard Holden, has written to every local authority Chief Executive urging them to join the new National Parking Platform. The NPP is a Department for Transport-led initiative to simplify parking payment, with four primary functions.  These are to provide simplified and improved customer service, a data exchange to enable […]

£80 million funding to improve and protect bus services

The Roads Minister has announced a further £80 million to support buses into 2025, with the aim of delivering lower fares, improved reliability and better bus services. Richard Holden has confirmed allocations for 64 local authorities across England from the £80 million investment in the Bus Service Improvement Plan+ (BSIP+) for 2024-25. Local authorities can […]

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 […]

Minister confirms TfL looking at pay-per-mile charging

London’s Mayor is looking into the technicalities of pay-as-you-drive charging across London. Transport Minister Richard Holden told the Commons that Sadiq Khan has asked Transport for London officials, including Deputy Mayor for Transport Seb Dance, to look into the “technicalities” of introducing the plan. The Guido Fawkes website reports Mr Holden said in the […]

Roads Minister questioned on infrastructure delays

Roads and Local Transport Minister Richard Holden MP is facing questions from the House of Commons Transport Committee on the future of England’s A roads and motorways.   In this final session of the Committee’s inquiry into strategic road investment, MPs will also question chiefs of sub-national transport bodies (STBs) Midlands Connect, England’s Economic Heartland and […]

Roads Minister visits M25 Junction 10 project

As National Highways ramps up work to upgrade one of the busiest motorway junctions in the country, Roads Minister Richard Holden has visited the site on Thursday for a guided tour and to see the progress so far.     Junction 10 – the M25 interchange with the A3 at Wisley in Surrey – experiences large queues […]


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