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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cycling more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking, if any, to increase the level of cycling in England. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark remove filter
star this property uin HL9863 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS), published in April 2017, sets out a number of actions to increase the level of cycling, alongside £1.2 billion of funding that may be invested in cycling and walking in England over the period to 2021.</p><p> </p><p>Since the publication of the Strategy, the Department has identified additional funding for cycling and walking schemes, including around £77 million of support for schemes via the National Productivity Investment Fund. The Government also announced a new £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund in the Autumn Budget which will allow a number of cities to support projects aimed at improving local connectivity by boosting cycling and walking. The Department has commenced a major programme of technical support to help 44 local authorities in England develop their Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs).</p><p> </p><p>The Government launched a call for evidence on how to improve safety for cycling and walking in March 2018 as part of the CWIS Safety Review. The Department for Transport is currently assessing over 13,000 responses and will publish its response in due course.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg remove filter
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less than 2018-07-26T13:05:17.99Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T13:05:17.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Timetables more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they have learnt from the problems with railway timetables in recent weeks. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark remove filter
star this property uin HL9435 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that the unacceptable disruption following the introduction of the May timetable must not be allowed to happen again.</p><p> </p><p>The May timetable change attempted to implement the most extensive change in years. As a result of the disruption, the rail industry has reviewed its approach for the next planned timetable change and recommended a scaled-back approach to ensure passengers receive a more reliable service. The Government has accepted this recommendation.</p><p> </p><p>The Office of Rail and Road has also announced a review into the recent timetable disruption headed by Professor Stephen Glaister. This review will make recommendations to the industry and Government about future major changes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg remove filter
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less than 2018-07-25T13:06:46.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T13:06:46.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
928171
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star this property date less than 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals to create sub-national transport bodies in the South West of England and the East of England comprising the local authorities in these areas. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark remove filter
star this property uin HL8825 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-04more like thismore than 2018-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport has not yet received any formal proposal from the South West of England or the East of England to create a statutory Sub-national Transport Body (STB).</p><p> </p><p>However, local authorities in these areas have formed or are in the process of forming a voluntary partnerships with a view to becoming an STB in the future and departmental officials are working with them to develop their plans.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg remove filter
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less than 2018-07-04T10:24:50.273Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-04T10:24:50.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the data they collect on bus use. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark remove filter
star this property uin HL8598 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport’s main source of data on bus passenger journeys is the annual Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operator survey. This is a sample survey of roughly 600 operators of local bus services. The data provided from the PSV survey covers around 90 per cent of the published total passenger journey figure. Comparison with other data sources such as the National Travel Survey suggests the estimates produced from the annual PSV survey provide a robust measure of bus passenger journeys.</p><p> </p><p>To provide up to date figures the Department also runs a Quarterly Panel Survey. This is a quarterly survey of the 18 largest non-metropolitan bus operators, Passenger Transport Executives (for the metropolitan areas) and Transport for London which provides quarterly estimates of passenger journeys.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Bus Services Act (2017), the Department for Transport is developing regulations to require bus operators and local transport authorities to provide data, in open formats, about local bus services including routes &amp; timetable data, fares &amp; ticket data and real time information. We are working closely with industry to develop the regulations and it is intended the requirements will be phased in over the next few years.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg remove filter
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less than 2018-06-27T12:28:42.153Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-27T12:28:42.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of changes to bus fares on passenger behaviour. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark remove filter
star this property uin HL8597 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport’s WebTAG guidance recommends assuming that a 1% increase in bus fares will reduce trips by 0.3%. In the longer term there will be greater reductions in passenger trips. After 5 years, a 1% increase in bus fares will reduce the number of trips by 0.6% and after 10 years or longer a 1% increase in bus fares will reduce the number of trips by 0.7%.</p><p> </p><p>However, it is important to note that these figures are based on past trends and there is significant uncertainty around them.</p><p> </p><p>There have been important changes to the UK bus market in the last 10 years. The introduction of free travel for elderly and disabled people in 2008 means that the total number of trips is likely to be less responsive to a fare increase than it has been in the past. Furthermore, the Bus Services Act 2017 presents local authorities with new powers to bring about change, and unlock the potential for the bus industry to achieve more for passengers than it has in the past. Additionally, measures requiring bus operators to open up data about fares and tickets, included in the Bus Services Act 2017, will make it easier for passengers to search for best value tickets and will ensure they have a better understanding of the transport options available to them.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg remove filter
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less than 2018-06-27T12:26:29.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-27T12:26:29.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
923132
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star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what they consider to be the reasons for the decline in bus journeys in England of 1.4 per cent, as reported in the Quarterly Bus Statistics, published in June. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark remove filter
star this property uin HL8596 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The latest Quarterly Bus Statistics show that were 4.38 billion passenger journeys on local bus services in England in the year ending March 2018, a 1.4% decrease when compared with a year earlier. This was largely driven by a 2.2% decrease in journeys in England outside London to 2.15 billion. In London journeys fell by 0.6% to 2.23 billion in the year ending March 2018.</p><p> </p><p>It is important to consider the fall in bus journeys in the context of a broader decline in trips. Data from the 2016 National Travel Survey (NTS) shows that in England trips per person excluding short walks have fallen 13% since 2002.</p><p> </p><p>There are a number of factors that may explain the fall in bus patronage on local bus services specifically. These include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Congestion;</li><li>Levels of car ownership;</li><li>Increase in online shopping;</li><li>Reductions in local authority supported services</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg remove filter
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less than 2018-06-27T12:50:24.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-27T12:50:24.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
906467
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star this property date less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Franchises more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies operate rail services in the UK; on which routes each company operates; and for each route, when the contract comes to an end. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark remove filter
star this property uin HL7980 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-30more like thismore than 2018-05-30
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is in the table below:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>DfT-managed Franchise</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Official Expiry Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Train Operating Company</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales and Borders</p></td><td><p>14-Oct-18</p></td><td><p>Arriva Trains Wales (see note 1)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Coast</p></td><td><p>24-Jun-18</p></td><td><p>Virgin Trains East Coast</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>03-Mar-19</p></td><td><p>East Midlands Trains (see note 2)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Eastern</p></td><td><p>01-Apr-19</p></td><td><p>Southeastern</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cross Country</p></td><td><p>13-Oct-19</p></td><td><p>Arriva Cross Country (see note 3)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Coast</p></td><td><p>01-Apr-19</p></td><td><p>Virgin Trains West Coast (see note 4)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Great Western</p></td><td><p>01-Apr-20</p></td><td><p>Great Western Railway (see note 5)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TSGN</p></td><td><p>19-Sep-21</p></td><td><p>Govia Thameslink Railway</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chiltern</p></td><td><p>12-Dec-21</p></td><td><p>Chiltern Railways</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TPE</p></td><td><p>01-Apr-23</p></td><td><p>First Trans Pennine Express</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Western</p></td><td><p>18-Aug-24</p></td><td><p>South Western Railways</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern</p></td><td><p>01-Apr-25</p></td><td><p>Northern Rail</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Anglia</p></td><td><p>12-Oct-25</p></td><td><p>Greater Anglia</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>01-Apr-26</p></td><td><p>West Midlands Trains</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Essex Thameside</p></td><td><p>11-Nov-29</p></td><td><p>C2C</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Notes</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>1 </strong>The UK Government has agreed in principle to transfer franchising powers to the Welsh Government who are leading and undertaking the procurement of the next Wales and Borders Franchise.</p><p> </p><p>2 Anticipated direct award until 18 Aug 19. As shown on the Rail Franchise Schedule (Jul 17)</p><p> </p><p>3 Assumed that at least 2 additional rail periods (Dec 19) will be utilised. As shown on the Rail Franchise Schedule (Jul 17)</p><p> </p><p>4 Assumed that additional rail periods will be utilised to align with the West Coast Partnership start date (15 Sep 19)</p><p> </p><p>5 Anticipated direct award until Apr 22 as announced in the Strategic Vision for Rail</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg remove filter
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less than 2018-05-30T13:11:18.43Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-30T13:11:18.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the provision of  rural bus services in rural communities. more like this
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star this property uin HL7558 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-18more like thismore than 2018-05-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the extra pressures placed on local authorities to provide services in more isolated areas. Where there is not enough demand for a bus route to be commercially viable in its own right, all local authorities have powers to subsidise bus services.</p><p> </p><p>Since January 2014, £40m Bus Service Operator Grant (BSOG) funding per year is paid directly to local authorities, rather than bus operators, in relation to the services that councils fund. This funding is ring-fenced to ensure that it is used to support bus services, but within that it will be for each local authority to decide how to use it.</p><p> </p><p>We are also encouraging local authorities to innovate such as through our Total Transport pilot projects which have explored ways to join up the commissioning of publicly funded transport services so that available funding goes further.</p><p> </p><p>The Bus Services Act 2017 also provides a number of tools to facilitate local authorities working together with operators and communities to provide improved bus services in rural areas.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg remove filter
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less than 2018-05-18T11:33:02.717Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-18T11:33:02.717Z
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897326
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star this property date less than 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Fuels more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the amount of fuel made from used cooking oil and other waste products. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark remove filter
star this property uin HL7557 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-18more like thismore than 2018-05-18
star this property answer text <p>Building on the success of Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) in supporting a market for fuels made from waste, the Government set out a fifteen-year strategy for renewable transport fuels last September in “<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/644843/renewable-transport-fuel-obligations-order-government-response-to-consultations-on-amendments.pdf" target="_blank">The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order: Government Response to consultations on amendments</a>” (Cm 9494), which is available in the Libraries of both Houses. The strategy includes increased targets for the supply of renewable fuels, and measures to promote advanced development fuels derived from waste.</p><p> </p><p>These legislative changes were made in March. Biodiesel made from Used Cooking Oil will remain eligible for double certificates, which can be used in meeting the increased targets.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg remove filter
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less than 2018-05-18T11:32:17.99Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-18T11:32:17.99Z
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star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support councils to repair road damage caused by the increased use of roads by heavy goods vehicles. more like this
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star this property uin HL6925 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
star this property answer text <p>Potholes are a menace to all road users and the Government is taking the steps to help local highway authorities improve the condition of the roads for which they are responsible, including tackling potholes.</p><p> </p><p>Accordingly, the Government is providing £296 million between 2016 and 2021 to local highway authorities in England, outside London, to help repair potholes and stop them forming.</p><p> </p><p>This funding is in addition to just under £6 billion which the Government is providing to local highway authorities for local highway maintenance in England, outside London between 2015 and 2021.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport announced in January 2017 that it is undertaking an innovative trial on the way potholes are identified and managed, working in partnership with Thurrock, York and Wiltshire councils and two private sector SMEs, Soenecs and Gaist. This trial allows high-definition cameras to be mounted to refuse collection vehicles and by deploying innovative intelligent software will identify road surface problems before they become potholes. The trial recently won an award for the best use of new technology in the highways sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also announced in March 2018 that it is investing more than £900,000 in innovations using connected vehicles to help councils more efficiently manage and plan maintenance works.</p><p>These trials will ultimately help provide councils with data to enable them to repair potholes before they occur as well as maintain their other assets more effectively as part of their asset management plans. This will help prevent further potholes and other road defects occurring over time.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport is also providing funding to the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) to work on technological and innovative improvements to future-proof the local road network.</p>
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less than 2018-04-30T13:03:49.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T13:03:49.337Z
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