March 18 2015
Government must step up its efforts to build a new river crossing in the lower Thames area, the Transport Select Committee urged on Tuesday.The Committee criticises the current Parliament's "lack of meaningful progress" made on delivering the crossing, which it argues would alleviate existing traffic pressures at Dartford.“The Dartford Crossing is the least reliable section of the strategic road network,” said Committee chair Louise Ellman MP. “Yet ministers have done little over the past five years to build the kind of consensus between local authorities that is required in order to reconcile national transport objectives and respect local concerns.“Worse, they have now said no final decision will be taken until as late as 2016,” she added.The report also recommends that Government works with the Greater London Authority to establish a company with direct responsibility for delivering new crossings in east London.It said that formation of a special purpose company could help to avoid a repeat of problems with the Thames Gateway Bridge, which was shelved in 2008.The Committee however welcomed Transport for London’s proposals for a package of new river crossings to the east of Tower Bridge, describing this as “long overdue”.“Without new crossings congestion will continue to get worse and the area will never realise its full potential,” said Ms Ellman.London Chamber of Commerce & Industry chief executive Colin Stanbridge commented: “Local political squabbles have long held up progress on this much needed area of development and strong leadership would help to bridge the divide and create political consensus.”On a national scale the report warns that the UK has failed to adequately plan river crossings, leaving many estuary areas with inadequate transport capacity and poor connectivity. Therefore the Committee calls on Government to take a far more long term approach when planning new bridges and tunnels.A Department for Transport spokesman said: “We are committed to a new Lower Thames Crossing which will be a crucial part of this country’s road network.“It is vital that we make the right choice for the location, which is why we are carrying out a detailed assessment of two options. This work will not delay the delivery of the crossing which is still on course to open by 2025.”(Photo: Transport for London)
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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.
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CIHT & SoRSA to Award Highways Agency Certificate of Competency
January 21 2015
CIHT Awards 2015 entries open
Under use of London electric car chargers revealed
February 23 2015
Department for Transport Questions
January 26 2015
Drivers claims for damage caused by potholes exceeded £3m over 2014 in Britain
January 28 2015
Free places available for the CIHT National Conference
Successful start for A9 average speed camera scheme
Commons agrees to Infrastructure Bill cycling amendment
January 29 2015
Strategic Highways Company: Draft Licence
February 4 2015
Transport chiefs look ahead to Crossrail 3
LPG backed as a fuel for the future
A14 upgrade scheme goes to Planning Inspectorate
Landslip stricken rail line to be closed for weeks
February 11 2015
Devolution of transport powers encouraged by new manifesto
Consultants urge better future proofing of major river crossings
Green light for driverless car trials
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
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Questions over what caused fatal M1 crash
February 26 2015
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February 25 2015
Designs showcased for new London river crossing
Friday start for M25 Thurrock upgrade
Further maintenance required at reopened Bath Bridge
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 2 2015
London Cycle Design Standards
March 4 2015
Forth Bridge's 125 years of service celebrated
Drug drivers to be caught more easily under new law
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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
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March 18 2015
Nine Elms bridge design shortlist revealed
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March 20 2015
Northern Transport Strategy
March 25 2015
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March 24 2015
£275m Challenge Fund for local infrastructure - winning authorities announced
March 26 2015
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April 2 2015
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Highways England, the government-owned company which will deliver the largest investment in England’s major roads in a generation, officially launched today.
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April issue of Transportation Professional Available.
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April 21 2015
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CIHT has released the latest in a range of guidelines as an update to the 'Transport in the Urban Environment' publication.The new guidance explore the latest developments around walking and the development of successful places in the urban environment.
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Transport Minister Announcement
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North Eastern Branch Newsletter - Issue 11 (May 2015)
May 27 2015
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CIHT has released the latest in a range of guidelines as an update to the 'Transport in the Urban Environment' publication.
The new guidance ‘Involving the Public and Other Stakeholders’ encourages and enables transportation practitioners to engage more effectively with those who stand to be most directly affected by the work they undertake
June 11 2015
Ministers from the Department for Transport answered oral questions in the Commons on 11 June.
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June 12 2015
Highways England have brought together a panel of experts to encourage excellence in road design.
June 19 2015
The June 2015 issue of Transportation Professional is now available for members of CIHT to view.
June 17 2015
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Highways England’s New Chief Executive
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July 1 2015
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An English Summer Budget: a CIHT Review
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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.
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July 22 2015
July 23 2015
HMEP’s updated Standard Form of Contract and Procurement Suite can help the highways sector to procure services to maintain local roads, more efficiently.
July 29 2015
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.
July 30 2015
Do you have an interest in the history of our motorways? If yes, then this is for you. CIHT is calling for keen and enthusiastic members to join our newest network – the Motorway Archive Special Interest Group.
August 3 2015
From the 1 August the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) will merge to become Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
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August 5 2015
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August 12 2015
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