An inquiry is to be held by MPs in the Transport Select Committee into local decision-making on transport expenditure. Among the key issues to be looked at are: whether the government’s proposal to devolve decision-making on transport expenditure to a local level makes sense; whether local bodies like local authorities really have the capacity to assess, prioritise and deliver local transport schemes; how major transport schemes that cross local authority boundaries will be dealt with; and how local authorities might […]
The government is to part-privatise the roads in a bid to attract much needed investment for the UK’s creaking transport network. Prime Minster David Cameron will announce a feasibility study during a speech at the Institute of Civil Engineers later today. In a bid to raise millions in investment, foreign companies would be invited to sign long leases to run motorways and major A-roads. The model would be much the same that used for the UK’s water and sewage supply […]
Rob Flello, political champion of the haulage industry, has been ousted as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South by Conservative candidate Jack Brereton.
A Transport Committee report on the government’s plans to roll out 300 miles of all-lane running to UK motorways was “too cautious”, the RHA has said.