John Hayes CBE MP, Minister of State for Transport Legislation & Maritime at the DfT has resigned today (09 Jan 2018).

He will be replaced by Jo Johnson MP who moves from BEIS where his portfolio included Universities, Science, Research & Innovation.

The Junior Minister's responsibilities include

-taxi policy
-transport legislation and Parliamentary liaison and coordination
-transport skills
-maritime policy, including London International Shipping Week

Johnson's time at the DfT will be shared with his additional responsibilities as Minister for London at the Department for Communities and Local Government. This liaison role with the Greater London Authority will also have a transport dimension, likely involving TfL and topics such as Heathrow expansion.

The Secretary of State for Transport is unchanged - Chris Grayling MP continues in the post.