27 June 2013

Latest Transport Infrastructure News and Analysis



Government fast tracks road and rail projects with £100bn spend
Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, will announce a programme of investment through to the end of the next Parliament aimed at halting the stop-start funding that has bedevilled UK spending on key transport, energy and telecoms

Transport policy: where the parties stand
ABC Online
In a large nation where more than 80 per cent of the population lives near the coast, transport will always be vital to our prospects and way of life. While the major parties do agree on many substantial infrastructure projects, the devil is in the

Infrastructure development: Involving the private sector
Himalayan Times
Compared with other countries, Nepal has a low stock of infrastructure, particularly in energy and transportation; and the potential for information and communication technologies (ICT) has not been fully harnessed. This pronounced infrastructure

Mayor secures ‘unprecedented’ transport settlement for London to support long
Kensington and Chelsea Today
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has welcomed a long-term funding settlement to support investment until the end of the decade into major transport infrastructure across the capital that will deliver economic growth, homes and jobs. Responding to

London’s transport budget cut in Government spending review
In addition the Mayor will be able to borrow a further £600m annually to finance transport infrastructure projects. City Hall says this will allow planned Tube upgrades and investments in roads and cycling to go-ahead. However the total Government

‘Investing in Britain’s Future’ to set out infrastructure spending
Construction News
The official spending review document said there would be “a 5.5 per cent real terms increase in capital provision for critical transport infrastructure”. This could see cuts to road and rail day-to-day maintenance but further investment in new

Les Wielinga retires as head of state transport
Sydney Morning Herald
In a statement on Wednesday morning, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian and Roads Minister Duncan Gay praised Mr Wielinga for his 41-year career in public service. “Few people have ever made such a contribution to transport and infrastructure – Les 

£9.5bn set to be spent on road and transport upgrades
Commercial Motor
The Department for Transport was the big winner during the Chancellor’s Spending review today (26 June) as George Osborne committed £9.5bn to capital spending on Britain’s transport infrastructure in the final year of the coalition government. For

Huawei rolls out eLTE in SA
Huawei released its eLTE solution in SA during the Africa Transport and Infrastructure Show this week. According to the company, the eLTE solution, which features ubiquitous mobile network access and broadband data transmission capabilities, is useful