Department for Transport response to RMT calling more strikes

In response to RMT’s latest statement calling more strikes on 20, 22 and 29 July, please find the Department’s statement below. A DfT spokesperson said: “The RMT leadership’s decision to call strikes targeting two iconic international sporting events, as children and families begin their summer holidays, will disrupt people’s plans across the country. After a… Continue reading Department for Transport response to RMT calling more strikes


UK economy boosted by £1.4 billion as longer lorries roll out on UK roads

Laws introduced to permit longer semi-trailers combinations up to 18.55 metres on GB roads – 2.05 metres longer than standard size Longer lorries expected to bring £1.4 billion boost for the UK’s economy – supporting productivity, saving 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and helping Greggs transport 15% more in its regular deliveries, meaning it can carry… Continue reading UK economy boosted by £1.4 billion as longer lorries roll out on UK roads


Grizebeck improvement works update – drop-in session planned

Cumbria County Council are inviting residents and businesses to attend a drop-in session, to hear updates on the detailed design phase of the improvement works that are planned at Grizebeck on the A595. Funding for this scheme has been provided by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Cumbria County Council and Department for Transport. The scheme will… Continue reading Grizebeck improvement works update – drop-in session planned


£358,000 to develop walking and cycling networks throughout Cumbria

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded £358,000 from the Department for Transport (DfT) to design, develop and consult on high-quality active travel routes within Cumbria. The funding, which has been secured from the DfT’s Capability Fund, will support Cumbria County Council to further develop prioritised routes identified in the County’s six Local… Continue reading £358,000 to develop walking and cycling networks throughout Cumbria


New Bill to keep Britain moving during transport strikes

Law will ensure that transport services keep running during strike action. The Bill will keep Britain moving, allow businesses continuity of some services and allow passengers to still go to work, school and medical appointments. Delivers on Prime Minister’s commitment to introduce the legislation within first 30 days of Parliament sitting. The Government has today… Continue reading New Bill to keep Britain moving during transport strikes


Average speed cameras will improve safety on Lancashire’s highest risk roads

The Safer Road Fund programme is a £7.9m investment to reduce casualties on routes identified by the Department for Transport as the county’s historically most dangerous A-roads. A range of work has already taken place over recent years to improve safety on the five routes by upgrading them with features including LED cats eyes, high-reflectivity… Continue reading Average speed cameras will improve safety on Lancashire’s highest risk roads


Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial

Trials in 11 areas across the country to help people’s mental and physical health GPs will issue social prescriptions such as walking, wheeling and cycling, backed by £12.7 million Schemes will include cycling and walking groups, cycle training and free bike loans Social prescriptions – walking, wheeling and cycling – will be offered by GPs… Continue reading Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial


New ‘Connected Mobility Hub’ just the ticket to help Local Authorities enhance public transport

Better ticketing and fare offers for passengers could be a little nearer thanks to the launch of a new support service for the North’s non-mayoral local authorities being offered by the sub-national Transport Body, Transport for the North. Transport for the North’s ‘Connected Mobility Hub’ will provide Local Transport Authorities (LTA’s) with specialist support so… Continue reading New ‘Connected Mobility Hub’ just the ticket to help Local Authorities enhance public transport


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