The government must guarantee it will scrap the Severn Crossing tolls as promised, the FTA has said. Prime minister Theresa May pledged to scrap the charge, currently the costliest road toll in the UK, altogether last month as part of her election campaign. The FTA said that it wants to see a clear commitment from the new government to upholding that promise now the election is over. It currently costs an HGV £20 to cross the bridge, and a van […]
Transport organisations have welcomed news of a relaxation in enforcement of the driver’s hours rules today in light of recent problems for cross-Channel freight vehicles, but have been split in their reactions to the detail of the change.
The FTA has demanded assurances from Scotland’s transport minister that the Forth Road Bridge will re-open to all vehicles on 4 January.
The FTA has called on the government to speed up its decision over a new lower Thames crossing, after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin ruled out one of the three possible locations and said a final announcement would be made “as soon as possible”.