Department for Transport (DfT) - Articles and news items

Midland Metro receives final funding to realise extension

Industry news  •  1 September 2017  •  Mandy Parrett, Editorial Assistant

Plans for the tram route extension between Birmingham’s city centre and Edgbaston have been confirmed thanks to final funding boost from the government.

Department for Transport aims to improve accessible transport

Industry news  •  28 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The DfT has announced the release of the ‘draft accessibility action plan’ aimed at improving accessible public transport.

TRL is appointed to evaluate performance of low emission buses

Industry news  •  24 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

TRL has been commissioned to monitor and evaluate the performance and impacts of low emission buses in 13 locations across the UK.

Finding the solution to local bus service cuts in the UK

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  19 July 2017  •  John Randerson, Managing Director for Mellor

John Randerson, Managing Director for Mellor, looks at the issues facing local services and discusses some answers to the problem. 

New Permanent Secretary appointed at the Department for Transport

Industry news  •  19 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Bernadette Kelly has been appointed as the new Permanent Secretary at the DfT following Philip Rutnam’s move to the Home Office.

Government funding awarded to provide minibuses to improve rural mobility

Industry news  •  10 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

Community groups across the country have been awarded funding to buy new minibuses to help keep people on the move.

Blackpool Tramway is more popular than ever

Industry news  •  1 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Blackpool Tramway is proving extremely popular, hitting a major milestone with five million passengers having used the service since April 2016.

Government announces funding for £29m Lincoln Transport Hub

Industry news  •  24 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The UK government has announced funding for a £29m Lincoln Transport Hub, including a new state-of-the-art bus station.

Winning bids receive £30m share of low emission bus fund

Industry news  •  25 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The UK government has awarded £30 million to thirteen successful bidders to purchase an additional 326 buses as part of the low emission bus scheme.

Campaign for Better Transport comments on appointment of the new Transport Secretary

Industry news  •  14 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Campaign for better Transport gives reaction on the appointment of Chris Grayling as the new Transport Secretary.

Greater Manchester’s Metrolink service is proving a hit with passengers

Industry news  •  8 June 2016  •  Mandy Parrett, Editorial Assistant

The Department for Transport (DfT) has taken stock of passenger numbers for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network this week and it’s proving more popular than ever before.

Transport Minister launches strategy to encourage cycling and walking

Industry news  •  30 March 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has called for an increase in cycling and walking for both short journeys or as part of a longer journey.

Buses Bill gives councils freedom to run own bus services

Industry news  •  11 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A new Buses Bill has been put forward with the aim to reform bus travel by giving councils more freedom to improve services.

Transport Minister views Victoria tube station upgrade work

Industry news  •  7 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

On 07 January 2016, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited Victoria tube station exploring work underway on the £700 million improvement project.

£10m award funds Manchester’s ‘smart city’ talking bus stops

Industry news  •  5 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The CityVerve Project has won a £10m Government-led technology competition which includes plans to introduce talking bus stops in Manchester. The project, aimed at improving services for Manchester residents using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, has been chosen as winner of the £10 million Government funded competition. The CityVerve Project includes plans to introduce talkative […]