The Department for Transport (DfT), supported by Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Transport Systems Catapult, has opened its recurring Transport-Technology Research Innovations Grant (T-TRIG) competition, offering fully-funded grants of up to £25,000 to help stimulate novel ideas in transport. Applications will be accepted from 29 June, with a deadline of midnight on 20 July 2015.
Over 30 people attended the workshop on 21 April at the offices of DfT to hear the Department's Economic Appraisal experts introduce the recently launched Toolkit on appraisal of sustainable travel schemes and share their insights on what makes a good bid.
The workshop, which was exclusively for Act TravelWise members, was the first of a number of sessions that will be run across the UK in the coming months.
Following his workshop at the Act TravelWise Autumn Conference on 9 December, Philipp Thiessen of the Department of Transport (Economic Advisor Appraisal - Local Economics) has released an economic appraisal spreadsheet for testing and feedback.
The DfT has today published three important reports that help us make the case to LAs, LEPs, health authorities and business that investment in sustainable transport, of which walking and cycling is a big part, makes sound economic sense. These reports should provide a useful point of reference when making the case for further investment in sustainable and active travel.