Heavy Goods Vehicles

Heavy Goods Vehicles

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): I am today announcing the publication of a consultation document which aims to examine whether the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageways, is set at the right level. This follows a commitment published in “The Logistics Growth Review – Connecting People with Goods” document in November 2011. The current speed limit on single carriageways for HGVs […]

EU Transport Council

EU Transport Council

The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Patrick McLoughlin): I will attend the first Transport Council of the Cypriot Presidency (the presidency) in Luxembourg on Monday 29 October. The presidency hopes to achieve general approach on three proposals: The first is a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the allocation of slots, repealing Council Directive 95/93/EC. The proposed regulation has […]

Crossrail (Annual Update)

Crossrail (Annual Update)

The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Mrs Theresa Villiers): Crossrail is now moving firmly into its construction phase. A number of significant milestones have been achieved in the last 12 months. The purpose-built tunnelling and underground construction academy was opened in East London last year and welcomed its first students in September 2011. Tunnelling began in May, with the first tunnel boring machine launched at the Royal Oak portal […]

Local Sustainable Transport Fund

Local Sustainable Transport Fund

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): I am pleased to announce today that I am awarding a further £266 million to support authorities in delivering local economic growth while cutting carbon emissions from transport. This funding unlocks further local funding sources to deliver £460 million investment in local sustainable transport schemes. Today’s announcement is the third and final instalment of the local sustainable transport fund, which is […]

Cycle Safety

Cycle Safety

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): My colleague the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mike Penning), and I are announcing today a £15 million fund to improve safety for cyclists in England (outside London). This is in addition to the £15 million support for cycle safety improvements within London announced by the Government in March. This fund will provide capital support […]