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Implementing the new Blue Badge digital service process

With the Department for Transport’s new Blue Badge digital process now live, Hannah Buckley, Operations Supervisor at Kent County Council, talks through the Council’s strategy and transformative approach in responding to the challenges and timeframes.
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Cyclists and pedestrians to be protected under new road safety laws

The Department for Transport plans to update road safety laws to protect vulnerable road users in a bid to encourage more of us to take to two wheels to get around.
Inclusive Transport Strategy

New government strategy to improve all travel for people with disabilities

The Department for Transport has set out its Inclusive Transport Strategy, which will improve accessibility across all types of travel for those with both visible and less visible disabilities.

Commuters to be hit by rise in rail fares in January

From January 2018, millions of rail users in the UK will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares
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Great Western failings cause concern for future rail projects

A report says the government must learn from serious failings in the design, planning and cost-estimating of the Great Western railway modernisation project Significant failings in the management of the Great Western railway’s modernisation raise concerns about the Department for Transport and Network Rail’s ability to manage similar projects in...
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Smart parking and traffic management tech get £4m boost

Roads Minister announces £4 million in project funding for smart parking, traffic management and charging point availability technology across England The government is awarding £4 million in funding for technologies designed to cut congestion, improve access to electric vehicle charging, and speed up road journeys. Apps which give motorists advance notice...
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Hunt for HS2 train builders begins

Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary, has kicked off the process to award the contract for HS2 train builders, with 60 high-spec trains required The hunt is officially on for a company to design, build and maintain a fleet of high speed trains for Britain’s HS2 network. Up to 60 high specification...
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Local road funding gains £1.2bn government boost

The government has announced £1.2bn local road funding is to be shared between councils to upgrade the network, cut congestion and improve journey times
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Changes to England’s railway network announced

An overhaul of England’s railway network announced by Transport Minister Chris Grayling aims to put passengers at the heart of delivery Grayling aims to bring track and train operations closer together, as well as delivering better and more reliable services to passengers. As part of the new railway network plans, the...
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Ministers finally approve a third runway at Heathrow Airport

After significant debate Ministers have approved the decision to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport Heathrow Airport is set to be expanded following a long campaign. Heathrow was locked in battle with rival airport Gatwick over where expansion should occur. Now, Ministers have finally put the issue to bed...

Implementing road safety management

Tim Sparey BSI Tutor Delivery Manager and Janine Behrens Senior Global Portfolio Manager, Risk at BSI discuss the benefits of implementing road traffic safety management systems and reducing road risk Road safety management is a concern not just for businesses and organisations who need to ensure that it is part...
The first bio-bus in the UK goes into service

The first bio-bus in the UK goes into service

The first UK bus powered by human and food waste has gone into service between the cities of Bristol and Bath. The UK's first bus to run on biomethane gas has been launched. The 40-seat “Bio-Bus” can travel up to 300km (186 miles) on one tank of gas. This takes...
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Rail infrastructure – a lasting legacy

Stephen Hammond, Minister for Rail at the Department for Transport details how investment in rail is growing and its positive impact on the nation’s economy. Rail travel in Britain is soaring. Over the past 20 years, passenger demand has doubled, and on intercity routes it has grown even faster. Although...

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