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DfT funding to keep freight off the roads

20 August 2018
 

The DfT has awarded £15.1m of grant to move freight by rail instead of road in 2019/20. The Department says the awards will remove up to 867,342 lorry movements from the road network. Each award of Mode Shift Revenue Support grant is calculated to deliver a benefit:cost ratio exceeding 5.02:1. Most of the grants cover container traffic, largely to/from ports particularly Felixstowe and Southampton, plus between the West Midlands and central Scotland. There are also grants for cars and...

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