Local Transport Bodies (Funding Allocations)

Local Transport Bodies (Funding Allocations)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): Further to my statement to the House of 23 January 2013 I am today confirming to local transport bodies (LTBs) the funding allocations for local major transport projects from 2015. These are set out below and reflect decisions taken by Ministers in DFT and the Treasury. The funding that the Government is allocating today is only one element of over £12 billion being […]

Bus Subsidy

Bus Subsidy

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): I am pleased to announce today our plans to reform the bus subsidy system. We intend to implement a package of measures designed to improve services by making the subsidy provided to bus companies—bus service operators grant (BSOG)—more targeted and accountable. In 2012 there were 4.7 billion bus passenger boardings made in England and over 60% of all public transport trips were […]

Motorcycle Test Review

Motorcycle Test Review

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): Following research into the safety and feasibility of a single event on-road motorcycle test, I am today announcing the conclusion of the motorcycle test review. The test review was commissioned to consider alternative ways of providing a single event practical motorcycle test that can be carried out on the road in a way that would maintain riding standards, protect safety and increase […]

Approved Driving Instructors

Approved Driving Instructors

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) today launched a consultation on a reform of the regulatory framework for approved driving instructors (ADIs). The consultation seeks views on improving the way that people qualify to become driving instructors, including replacing the existing DSA qualifying tests with a new vocational qualification delivered by approved training centres and assessed by an external awarding organisation. The new […]

Motoring Services Strategy

Motoring Services Strategy

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): The Department for Transport is committed to delivering better quality and better value motoring services to the public and business. I am therefore pleased to announce today that a new single agency will bring together the testing and standards services that are currently provided by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). These services will […]