unlock new employment opportunities ... Good transport links are crucial for getting to work, transporting goods and visiting friends and family. That is why we have given over £16m to this important scheme which will relieve congestion, improve connectivity across the region and unlock new opportunities for employment.
I welcome any examination of the HS2 programme, but I do not accept the NAO's core conclusion. This is because it depends too much on out-of-date analysis and does not give due weight to the good progress that has been made since last year. This includes the appointment of an expert management team and the announcement of detailed plans for the line north of Birmingham.
Funding this new [Newcourt] station illustrates our commitment to working with community and national partners to meet local transport needs.More quotes »
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Bid to extend Crossrail to Reading
Starting in 2018, Crossrail will link Maidenhead, Berkshire, in the west to Shenfield, Essex, and Abbey Wood, in the east A call to extend Crossrail into Reading has been made to the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin. Reading council's 10:35 AM from BBC Berkshire Read more »
Cornish Guardian published Busy week for Fowey Harbour as the Secretary of State for...
STAFF at Fowey Harbour enjoyed a busier than usual couple of days last week when they welcomed three cruise liners and Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin to their shores over three days. Mr McLoughlin was in Fowey on May 15 to enjoy a to 2:30 AM from This is Cornwall Read more »
Western Morning News commented Westcountry makes 'strong case' for transport cash, says minister
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says the region is right to demand improvements – but progress is being made. The first leg of my visit to the South West last week, from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids was scheduled to take about two and hal from This is Cornwall Read more »
Western Morning News published Minister cuts turf on £27m road scheme
Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin cut the first turf to mark the beginning of works on the £27 million Camborne, Pool and Redruth link road. On his visit to the region this week, the minister also confirmed government backing for a new from Western Morning News Read more »
The Bristol Post commented Ban people who text at the wheel
TRANSPORT Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said that motorists who send text messages while at the wheel will face tougher penalties. Fines will be increased by 50 per cent to £90 but the penalty points will remain the same at three. Are these proposals supp from This is Bristol Read more »