The Transport Committee has said the government’s transformation of the Highways Agency (HA) into something akin to Network Rail is an unnecessary and potentially costly mistake. Publishing its Better Roads report in response to the government’s Roads Command Paper from July 2013, the cross-party committee of MPs gave the plans, which will see the HA become a state owned private company or ‘GoCo’ (government company), the thumbs-down. “We are not convinced by the case for establishing the Highways Agency as […]
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 government has revealed its intention to double cycling activity in the UK by 2025, publishing a ten-year plan setting out its goal.
Former Heathrow Airport Holdings chief executive Colin Matthews is to take over as chairman of the Highways Agency from September.