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Transport Permanent Secretary Lin Homer takes up new appointment as Chief Executive of HMRC

Lin Homer, the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of HM Revenue and Customs.

Story byDepartment for Transport, 9 December 2011

River Tyne (tunnels) (modification) order decision letter

Decision to modify the River Tyne (Tunnels) Order 2005 so as to extend the date by which the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority must set the toll for vehicles using the Tyne Tunnels during the concession period.

Publication by Department for Transport, 7 December 2011

Guidance to UK flagged shipping on measures to counter piracy, armed robbery and other acts of violence against merchant shipping

The guidance aims to assist UK ship owners, companies, ship operators, masters and crews in understanding the risk of piracy, armed robbery and other acts of violence against ships.

Publication by Department for Transport, 6 December 2011

Winter Resilience in transport: an assessment of the case for additional investment

Summary The previous Secretary of State for Transport commissioned a review by the Chief Economists and Scientists of DfT, DECC and DEFRA in 2011 to establish if there was a case for greater investment in measures to improve winter resilience. This report is the culmination of that review. Whilst it suggests that the balance of…

Publication by Department for Transport, 6 December 2011

Road network policyThe response

Response to the government’s consultation about policy on roads classification, the primary route network and the strategic road network

Publication by Department for Transport, 6 December 2011

Interim guidance to UK flagged shipping on the use of armed guards to defend against the threat of piracy in exceptional circumstances

Guidance to the owners of UK flagged ships on the use of armed guards to defend against the threat of piracy in exceptional circumstances.

Publication by Department for Transport, 6 December 2011

DSA opening hours - Christmas and New Year

Find out when the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) customer service centre and driving test centres are open over Christmas and New Year.

Story byDriving Standards Agency, 6 December 2011

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£90 Million boost for buses across England

Bus services across England are set to receive £90 million to make them greener, more efficient and easier to use.

Press release byDepartment for Transport, 8 December 2011

Transport statistics

Latest transport statistical releases including port freight and vehicale licensing

Press release byDepartment for Transport, 8 December 2011

Change in UK policy on employing armed guards to protect against Somali piracy

UK-registered vessels will be able to employ armed guards to defend themselves against pirates in exceptional circumstances

Press release byDepartment for Transport, 6 December 2011

Unnecessary bureaucracy cut as councils given new powers to redraw map

Local authorities are being given greater control over how their roads appear on maps and satnav systems to help them to better direct traffic

Press release byDepartment for Transport, 6 December 2011

Designated drivers rewarded this Christmas

Designated drivers will be rewarded in more than 8,000 pubs and bars across the country as part of the THINK! Christmas drink drive campaign

Press release byDepartment for Transport, 6 December 2011

Government boosts preparations to tackle severe weather and avoid winter travel misery

Transport Secretary Justine Greening announced today a £16m investment in third rail heating as part of a £38m programme to make sure the rail network is better prepared for severe bad weather this winter.   One of the lessons learnt after three successive severe winters was the need to increase the resilience of the railway to…

Press release byDepartment for Transport, 6 December 2011

Passengers to benefit from access improvements at stations

Rail passengers are set to benefit from easier journeys at stations across the country after Rail Minister, Norman Baker, approved more than £37.5m of Government funding to make stations more easily accessible under a new Access for All Mid-Tier programme. Upgrades to the stations will include new lifts, ramps and raised “easy access humps” on…

Press release byDepartment for Transport, 6 December 2011

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Investment in bus and community transport

Written statement by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Statement byNorman Baker MP, 8 December 2011

Court notification of drink-drive offences

Written statement by Mike Penning MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Statement byMike Penning MP, 8 December 2011

EU Transport Council

Written statement by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Statement byThe Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, 7 December 2011

Roads Classification

Written statement by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Statement byNorman Baker MP, 6 December 2011

Update on DfT Business Plan

Written statement by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Statement byThe Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, 6 December 2011

Access for all

Written statement by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Statement byNorman Baker MP, 6 December 2011

Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges

Written statement by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport

Statement byThe Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, 29 November 2011

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