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Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced that the failed Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) rail franchise will once again come under government control, albeit temporarily.
The incoming president of the Local Government Technical Advisers Group (TAG), John Lamb, tells Transport Network about his plans for the organisation and how it hopes to lead the sector through the storms of disruption on the horizon.
MPs have accused the Government of lacking ‘the decisiveness or bravery’ to address the failures in corporate regulation that allowed Carillion to collapse as a result of the ‘recklessness, hubris and greed’ of its directors.
The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called for an investigation into what he called the ‘dire’ services provided by rail operator Northern.
The Government's WebTAG transport analysis guidance sees a batch of significant updates this month, including changes covering rail demand forecasting, the wider economic impacts of transport schemes and the economic impact of air pollution.
Transport Nertwork has revealed some of the difficulties facing the Government's Apprenticeship Levy and reported on calls for reform. In this article Liz Garvey, HR director at FM Conway, looks at how firms can make the most of the current system.
Transport Network received a briefing on Highways England's attempts to refine its variable speed limit system.
Last week the Department for Transport published a raft of papers on how rail enhancement projects will be chosen in future, including a couple of documents on a new framework for market led proposals that look, at first sight, to be contradictory.
Dominic Browne gets the latest on how the strategic road network operator is helping beat the cold and share its knowledge.