Smarter Travel LIVE Transport Hack Weekend

Cyclestreets team at Smarter Travel Live Transport Hack March 2016

Some of the leading developers in the UK spent 48 hours at the offices of Landor LINKS in London to create solutions to real-life transport transport problems supplied by Lake District National Park, Buckinghamshire County Council and Traveline. The Transport Hackathon, sponsored by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, took place on the weekend of 12-13th March 2016, and the teamsRead More

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Open Data Day Highways Hackathon 5 March 2016

opendatahackathon

On the afternoon of Friday 4th March Open Mercia is celebrating Open Data Day 2016, with live streaming of the ODI Friday lunchtime lecture followed by an afternoon hackathon exploring how open data can help those working in environment, charities, and highways and transport. This post gives an introduction to the current challenges facing those working in the highwaysRead More

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What I learnt about School Transport

Ruth Steiner

Interchangeability 2014 is a unique conference bringing together educators, transport providers and creative thinkers to find ways to reduce spend on school transport yet ensure children get to school safely, and in a frame of mind that enables them to learn effectively. The organisers have put a tremendous amount of thought into every aspect ofRead More

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Highways Maintenance Funding Post 2015

DfT Capital Highways Maintenance Funding 2011-2014

Teresa Jolley reflects on the key messages from the South West engagement session held by the Department for Transport in Exeter on 3rd March 2014 to consult on proposed funding changes for Highways Maintenance block capital funding post 2015. The Department for Transport is proposing greater certainty of funding for Highways Maintenance between 2015/16-2020/21, whichRead More

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Funding Local Transport in England

DfT Capital Spend Introduction

Three funding sources £8.5 billion was spent on Local Transport in 2010-11.  The funding English local authorities receive to deliver local transport come from three primary sources (National Audit Office report: Funding for Local Transport, October 2012): Department for Transport, comprising: Money given directly to councils via block funding for Road Maintenance, Integrated Transport and Highways MaintenanceRead More

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Central Government Spend on Transport in England

Dft spend 2011-12

Within Central Government in England, responsibility for ensuring the country has a good transport infrastructure lies with the Department for Transport.  With an annual spend of around £12 billion, the Department for Transport ranked 11th amongst Central Government Departments in 2010-11 and 2011-12, representing just 2% of the total central government spend.  See post onRead More

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Central Government Spending in England

Central Government spend by department 2011-12

Thanks to some great work at the Guardian, in their datablog Government Spending by Department  2011-12: get the data it is now easy to see how nearly £700 billion of public money is spent by Central Government Departments. Here’s an interactive version of their work to explore (available also on the link above): As the GuardianRead More

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