Grant Shapps has replaced Chris Grayling as Secretary of State for Transport as part of newly installed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle. Shapps was most recently Minister for State for International Development, having been chairman of the Conservative Party before this. He replaces Grayling after a difficult period that saw the Public Accounts Committee accuse the DfT of failing road transport over Brexit, and UK based international hauliers attacking the allocation process for ECMT permits. There was also the […]
Leyland Trucks is to participate in a DfT project designed to help operators make the transition to battery electric vehicles.
Another significant blow to the transport sector could come in the form of an extension of the Capital’s congestion charge zone, which has been suggested as a means of bailing out Transport for London (TfL).
The formal start of construction of HS2 has begun, with contractors saying the work heralds a “jobs boom”.