Risk of fatality in train accidents down 80 per cent over the last ten years.

Drivers urged to buckle up to prevent death or serious injury.

Non rail users list convenience as most important reason for current form of transport.

Contract will dual the A8 between Belfast and Larne.

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.

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