Undecided how you’re going to vote next week? Motor Transport looked through the key party manifestos to see what the new government could mean for the road haulage sector. Conservative party Manifesto pledges include: Road transport: • Continue a £40bn road and rail investment programme • Develop the strategic road network, • Improve transport connections across the country • Create extra capacity on the railways, bring new lines and stations, and improve existing routes – including for freight. • Continue […]
The Liberal Democrats have blamed Brexit and the subsequent fall in the value of the pound since the vote for a 5ppl increase in the cost of fuel over the period, something they claim will be a longer term trend despite the current respite in UK pump prices.
The RAC has called on all major political parties to say in the run-up to the next general election what they intend to do about four key transport concerns – the high cost of fuel, the poor state of the UK’s roads, the need for better enforcement of driving behaviour, and the issue of expensive and inadequate parking facilities.
Road freight transport is the “lifeblood running through the veins of the British economy,” roads and freight minister Andrew Jones MP told MT this week.