Extra money announced by the government earlier this week for the repair of roads hit by weather damage is welcome – as long as it is spent wisely, the FTA has warned. On Sunday (9 March), transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced an extra £140m for such repairs, comprising an additional £36.5m for councils to fix the roads most damaged by sever weather and another £103.5m being made available more generally to all councils across England. To qualify for the extra […]
London Councils could improve cycling safety by relaxing the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to enable more deliveries to be made at night, the FTA has told Motortransport.co.uk.
The RHA has met with the group that will be scrutinising the performance of the Highways Agency (HA) once its reform is complete.
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]