Investment expected to save or create tens of thousands of jobs.

Councils to be given more power to coordinate road works and take action when they overrun.

Hundreds of new buses a year to be fitted with LOOK systems.

Boroughs to each receive £25,000 for local study into increasing cycle journeys.

Negotiations also see a bigger choice of destinations.

Edinburgh Waverley train station improvements include new glass panels and new roof drainage systems.

Five sub contracts awarded for equipment to be installed on the ships and services for their assembly.

Train makers Alstom has launched a new ‘pit stop’ style approach to the maintenance of its Virgin Pendolino trains.

A new dedicated Business Payment Support Service, designed to meet the needs of businesses affected by the current economic conditions was launched by the Chancellor in the Pre-Budget Report.

Road Safety Minister Jim FitzpatrickOn average, almost 9 people lose their lives each and every day on the UK's roads. Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Road Safety Minister, talks to Transport Business about the Government's plans to tackle road safety issues beyond 2010, and asks Transport Business readers to join the debate.

Three research projects aimed at improving transport services have been awarded more than £8m as part of a joint initiative by the Technology Strategy Board, Department for Transport and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Motorists were the biggest losers in the 2008 budget as Alistair Darling unveiled a £735 million tax hike on large family cars, 4x4s and other gas guzzlers.

Toyota Motor Corporation is claiming a world first in giving its Pre-crash Safety System the ability to determine whether a driver's eyes are properly open. It expects this driver-monitoring breakthrough to play an important role in reducing collision-related damage.

London and Paris have been announced joint winners at the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy (ITDP) 2008 Sustainable Transport Award Ceremony.

Southend BC awarded £1m for highway sites repairTransport Minister Rosie Winterton has announced that Southend Borough Council is to receive £1m of funding for repairs to be carried out at two coastal highway sites.

Renewable Fuels Agency issues guidance on biofuel supplyThe Renewable Fuels Agency has issued guidance on how to report the sustainability of biofuels supplied through the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.

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