Transport Secretary

Northern Infrastructure Needs Ambition and Leadership, Not Just Cash

Ed Cox | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ed Cox

Two recent interventions in the national infrastructure debate have given significant encouragement to those who believe public spending on big projects needs to be more focused on growth opportunities outside London and the South East.

Plans for 80mph Motorway Speed Limit Shelved

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Plans to raise the motorway speed limit to 80mph have been consigned to the slow lane after Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the move was "...

West Coast Rail Line Bid Process 'Flawed'

PA | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics

An accumulation of "significant errors" by the Department for Transport (DfT) resulted in a "flawed" West Coast rail franchise process, MPs were told ...

Sparking A Railway Revolution: £500m Midland Mainline Electrification Announced

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Plans to electrify the Midland Mainline are expected to be announced by the Government next week, according to reports. Transport Secretary Justine...

Chris Wimpress

Over My Dead Body!

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Politics

Transport Secretary Justine Greening was in bullish form in the Commons on Thursday morning, fielding a host of questions about whether the government...

Olympics 2012: 'Thick Of It' Style Video To Help Commuters

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

"Re-mode, reduce and re-time". That's the catchy phrase used by Transport Secretary Justine Greening to describe how we need to change our commuter be...

Motorways 'Not Safe Enough' For 80mph Limit

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

Motorways are not safe enough to cope with raising the speed limit from 70mph to 80mph, according to a report today. The Government intends to cons...

Whiplash Claims Pain In The Neck

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics

A summit of top cabinet ministers is to discuss ways to slash the number of whiplash claims forcing up car insurance premiums in Britain. In Januar...

Transport Secretary Delays Final Decision On HS2

PA | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

A final decision on whether to go ahead with the controversial HS2 high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham is being delayed until the New Y...

Transport Secretary Calls Britain's Railways a 'Rich Man's Toy'

PA | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Politics

Railways have become a "rich man's toy" but factory workers will still feel the benefits of a new high-speed link even if they do not g...