July 1 2015
CIHT welcomes the publication of the Airports Commission’s final report into airport capacity and connectivity in the UK but believe that swift action must be taken by government to respond to its recommendations.The Airports Commission’s final report has recommended a third runway at Heathrow Airport be built to provide the additional capacity for the south east required by 2030. The commission said that the Heathrow option selected would give greater economic benefit with less local impact. Full details of their announcement are available hereSue Percy, Chief Executive, CIHT said:"Whilst we welcome the publication of the report after 2.5 years of detailed technical work, we urge the government to come to a quick decision and provide the certainty needed to take forward its recommendations."The timescales involved in providing a solution leave us concerned that any delay on taking a decision would provide the wrong impression, create uncertainty and lead to additional benefits not being achieved."We believe that any implementation must recognise that the detailed recommendations on mitigation around noise, air quality both in air movements and other transport movements. We urge the government to act quickly on developing these measures as they will have important benefits for the whole of the UK’s transport networks as well as Heathrow. CIHT welcome the reports recognition that investment is required in improved surface access to the site."Access to air travel is essential to business, commerce and industry in providing access to markets (especially emerging markets in Asia and South America); it supports economic development, inward investment and regeneration; it is vital to employment in terms of a range of direct and indirect jobs; it supports inbound/outbound tourism.”
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May 14 2015
CIHT welcomes the potential opportunity for transport to be given a greater strategic focus through the Cities Devolution Bill as giving greater prominence to transport can unlock wider benefits. Transport offers economic, social and health benefits, particularly in congested urban situations. Cycling and walking need to feature prominently in discussions about transport decision making, investment and management in city regions.
February 23 2015
Department for Transport Questions
February 13 2015
New Issue of Transportation Professional Available
February 18 2015
Infrastructure Act's Royal Assent welcomed
Chancellor urged to increase certainty for local transport
February 26 2015
Local transport – its planning, funding and governance – has seen big changes in the last few years. Will this help local transport contribute more to economic growth and quality of life?
February 25 2015
Designs showcased for new London river crossing
Call for more public involvement with infrastructure planning
February 24 2015
Professor Glen Lyons, CIHT Council Member, from the University of West of England secured a secondment to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport. In this podcast Glen outlines the scope of the project: “the real challenge was to combine how transport might develop with how society itself might develop…we are fundamentally embracing uncertainty”.
March 4 2015
Drug drivers to be caught more easily under new law
Funding for city cycle projects announced by Government
Streamlined local highway arrangement suggested
March 6 2015
Motoring of the Future
March 10 2015
Call for a National Transport Strategy at CIHT Annual Conference
March 11 2015
National Conference calls for greater devolution
Safety first for Traffex exhibition
Rail lines drawn to aid London growth
Transport group appoints new head
March 18 2015
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched its election briefing this week.
2015 budgets highlights how transport is an engine for growth
A5-M1 link road to benefit long distance traffic
Parties refuse to back forthcoming aviation report
March 20 2015
Northern Transport Strategy
March 25 2015
More clarity demanded of Northern transport strategy
House of Lords savages High Speed 2
Joint venture secures Newport M4 upgrade
March 24 2015
£275m Challenge Fund for local infrastructure - winning authorities announced
March 26 2015
ALARM survey highlights concerns over the state of the local road network
April 2 2015
April 1 2015
Highways England, the government-owned company which will deliver the largest investment in England’s major roads in a generation, officially launched today.
April 10 2015
April issue of Transportation Professional Available.
April 13 2015
The Labour party has launched their 2015 election manifesto today, including a 5-point plan aimed at improving transport in the UK.
April 14 2015
The Conservative party and the Green party have both unveiled their respective 2015 election manifestos today.
April 15 2015
April 17 2015
CIHT have analysed and reviewed the recent transport commitments in a number of political party manifestos released this week.
May 11 2015
Transport Minister Announcement
May 13 2015
May 20 2015
May 27 2015
Queens Speech 2015
June 10 2015
June 3 2015
June 11 2015
Ministers from the Department for Transport answered oral questions in the Commons on 11 June.
Andrew Jones, new Minister for Local Roads has announced the ‘pilot exercise’ for the local highways maintenance funding incentive element.
June 19 2015
The June 2015 issue of Transportation Professional is now available for members of CIHT to view.
June 17 2015
June 18 2015
Highways England’s New Chief Executive
June 24 2015
June 25 2015
Network Rail upgrades to be delayed by government
July 1 2015
July 8 2015
July 9 2015
An English Summer Budget: a CIHT Review
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced a major change to the funding of England’s Strategic Roads Network (SRN) in the Budget.
July 10 2015
Government Outlines Productivity Challenge
July 15 2015
July 17 2015
July/August issue of Transportation Professional Available.
Ministers from the Department for Transport answered oral questions in the Commons on 16 July.
Fixing the foundations: commentary
July 31 2015
CIHT has an opportunity to put forward the thoughts and representations of its membership suggesting ideas for policies or reforms for inclusion in the Spending Review.
August 6 2015
Transport can have a positive impact on the local economy, although the role of transport in stimulating growth is not as clear-cut as assumed by many decision makers is not as clear-cut assumed by many decision makers. This is the conclusion from a report produced by the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth.
NE&C 2015 Awards - promotion and entry guidelines
August 12 2015
The National Audit Office (NAO) have recently published ‘A short guide to the Department for Transport’.