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. The committee slammed the government’s plans, branding them “a radical change and an unacceptable price to pay for such improvements”. The report said: “The all-lane running design has been chosen on the basis of cost savings, and it is not acceptable for the DfT to proceed with a less safe design, putting people’s lives […]
Trade associations have welcomed the government’s plan to reform the Highways Agency, and the unveiling of the watchdogs that will be charged with ensuring the new private entity delivers.
The government has defended its controversial decision to reform the Highways Agency, and revealed the roles the newly installed strategic road network (SRN) watchdogs will play as part of the changes.
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell (right) has questioned whether a one-size-fits-all O-licence fee is still appropriate given the diversity in the type, scale and size of transport operations across today’s road transport industry.