Additional Funding for Buses

Additional Funding for Buses

  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): I am today announcing the winning bidders for the Better Bus Area and Green Bus Fund competitions, which we launched before Christmas 2011. Taken together, this significant investment will get more people on buses, and so aid the Department’s overarching objectives of helping to create growth and cut carbon. 23 Mar 2012 : Column 82WS The quality of the bids […]

Mobility Scooters / Powered Wheelchairs

Mobility Scooters / Powered Wheelchairs

  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): In 2010, the Department for Transport undertook a consultation into possible reforms of the use on the highway of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs (referred to in legislation as “invalid carriages”). I am today publishing the Department’s response to the consultation. A summary of the results of the consultation is also attached to that document. I have concluded that no […]

Local Major Transport Schemes (Consultation)

Local Major Transport Schemes (Consultation)

The Secretary of State for Transport (Justine Greening): Today I am launching a consultation paper to take forward discussions for deciding a new devolved system for prioritising and funding local major transport schemes for the next spending review period—schemes which have cost over £5 million. The previous Government’s regional funding allocation process failed to give local people and communities proper transparency for decisions, and control over spending—investment decisions were taken […]

Charging Heavy Goods Vehicles

Charging Heavy Goods Vehicles

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mike Penning): The Department for Transport has today launched a consultation on a proposed road user charging scheme for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) of 12 tonnes and over. This is one of the commitments in the coalition programme for government. The proposal’s primary objective is to ensure fairer arrangements for UK hauliers. UK-registered HGVs already pay tolls or user charges on motorways and, […]

Red Tape Challenge (Reform of Road Transport Regulations)

Red Tape Challenge (Reform of Road Transport Regulations)

The Secretary of State for Transport (Justine Greening): In May, my Department launched the road transportation theme of the red tape challenge—part of the Cabinet Office’s project to review all of the outstanding regulations currently on the statute book. Following a detailed process of challenge, stakeholder discussion and public feedback, I am now pleased to announce the results. Within the road transport red tape challenge, my Department put forward every […]