25 June 2013

Below is a summary of the latest transport infrastructure from around the world…

FTA urges government to protect infrastructure in Spending Review
Motor Transport (blog)
The FTA has called on the government to protect infrastructure spending when it publishes its Spending Review this Wednesday (26 June). The review will cover the spending period starting from April 2015, and the FTA has urged chancellor George Osborne 

Government ‘to spend 500 times more on Londoners’ transport than in North-East’
The government is planning to spend nearly £2,600 on major transport infrastructure for each Londoner, compared to £5 per person in the North East, according to research carried out by a think-tank  

Brazil’s president vows $25 billion for transport to quell unrest
After talks aimed at quelling unrest over the poor state of Brazil’s transport infrastructure, President Dilma Rousseff offered Monday to earmark $25 billion for public transport improvements and to hold a referendum on political reform. By FRANCE 24 

SITA signs ten-year partnership with Etihad Airways
Travel Daily News International
Over the decade, SITA will deliver infrastructure and end-user computing solutions powered by the Air Transport Industry (ATI) Cloud, which will ensure up-to-date services are continually available as Etihad expands its global presence. BRUSSELS

Transport spend ”deeply unfair” to north
Public Service
The traditional north/south divide is all too evident in the government’s spending plans for transport, with the National Infrastructure Plan showing giving £2600 per head for Londoners but just £5 per head in the north east, according to a report from

Government infrastructure spending favours London
Transport spending is significantly higher in London than in any other region, according to a statistics from Northern think tank, IPPR. Londoners are being allocated more money per head than all the other regions combined, with £2,600 spent by the 

Infrastructure targets for 2013-14 to be finalised on June 28
Hindu Business Line
The meeting will be attended by Ministers of Railways, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Civil Aviation, Power and Coal,” a statement issued by the Prime Minister office said. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the targets to be achieved

Two perspectives on Transport Scotland’s public reporting on Scotland’s major
For Argyll
An Audit Scotland report published today [Ed: Friday 21st June], Scotland key transport infrastructure projects, reviews the progress of the Forth Replacement Crossing; Aberdeen bypass project; Edinburgh-Glasgow rail improvement project; M8 bundle’ of 

Manmohan Singh to review infrastructure sectors on Friday
Business Standard
Ministers of Railways, Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Civil Aviation, Power and Coal will attend the meeting. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the targets to be achieved in these infrastructure sectors for the year 2013-14 and

Kazakhstan, Spain discuss trade-economic cooperation
Managing Director of Kazakh Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna Joint-stock company Nurjan Baidauletov met with Spanish Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications Ana Maria Pastor within her official visit to Kazakhstan, Samruk-Kazyna