Andrew Jones re-appointed as a parliamentary under secretary of state for transport
Andrew Jones has been re-appointed as parliamentary under secretary of state for transport by Theresa May – with responsibilities including road safety.
Jones’ responsibilities now include sustainable travel, cycling, walking, the motoring agencies, road and vehicle safety and standards, buses and taxis, traffic management, smart ticketing and the progress High Speed Rail 2 (HS2).
Jones was first appointed to the DfT following the general election in May 2015.
Talking to his local paper, the Harrogate Informer, Mr Jones said: “I am really pleased to be staying at the DfT and taking on new and exciting responsibilities.
“It is a significant step taking on responsibility for HS2; probably the biggest capital project in Government. This is an exciting project which will see a huge injection of investment in our rail network.
“There are many other exciting opportunities in the portfolio. I am particularly interested in the sustainable transport section of the job and am looking forward to working closely with local authorities to deliver a real step change in sustainable transport like cycling and walking.”