Two separate reports rank the UK as one of the most congested countries in the world. The latest TomTom Traffic Index named the UK as the second most congested country (by cities) in the world during 2016 behind first place China. TomTom’s Traffic Index, which looked at data from 390 cities in 48 countries, placed 11 UK cities in its top 100 ranking of the most congested. This comprises Belfast, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Brighton, Bournemouth, Sheffield, Hull, Bristol, Newcastle and […]
Highways England, the body replacing the Highways Agency from 1 April, said it needs to strengthen its relationship with the logistics sector.
Higher prices for goods and services resulting from the effects of rush-hour congestion on business are costing every UK household around £100 a year, a new report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has suggested. The report found sitting in congestion was costing the UK’s commuting households around £456 apiece or a combined total of £3.9bn a year, taking both direct and indirect costs into account. The direct costs – essentially additional fuel and lost time – […]
The FTA has accused the Local Government Association (LGA) of “a cheap attempt to make headlines” after it claimed HGVs are pushing the state of local roads “over the edge”.