The Commons Transport Committee has announced an inquiry into government policy on the UK’s strategic road network. The inquiry, for which it is currently inviting written submissions, will look at a number of specific areas including: • How much the policies set out in the Government’s Action for roads paper will improve the strategic road network for road users. • How well Government policy for roads links in with its planning for other transport modes. • Whether Government forecasts for […]
The Conservative Party has insisted that investment in Britain’s road network will be “the big thing that will decide our country’s future”.
Government plans to build a £250m lorry park in Kent to prevent delays caused by Operation Stack have been criticised by the Transport Committee, which described the decision as “rushed” and called for more research into its cost and impact.
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery.