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

The Future of Highways Data

Data to decisions

How can data help transform local highways maintenance services in England? Building on the speed learning session on the Future of Highways Data at the Future Highways Conference 2014 (for which the post below was written), this remains so relevant as many local authorities are now moving from reactive to

Lighting creative sparks for Local Transport

Interchangeability

We all have the capability to be creative; what we too often lack is the time and space to let that creative thinking happen, and the self belief that our ideas are considered important enough to be worthwhile. There is a creative spark being lit for local transport this summer,

Get Creative – Use your MoJo

Courtesy of Gorden Mei, Flickr

In preparation for the second half of the Multimedia module on the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, Stephen Quinn, showed us how to produce great quality videos using nothing more than an iphone and / or ipad. Welcome to the world of Mobile Journalism (MoJo for short). Think

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

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