The government is to effectively double the number of roads and motorways given top funding status by creating a new Major Road Network (MRN). It will use vehicle excise duty (VED) to pay for highway upkeep in a move welcomed by industry groups. The plans, which will go out to consultation later this year, form part of the new Transport Investment Strategy. This includes a proportion of the VED-funded National Roads Fund, which will be allocated to pay for the […]
Transport for London (TfL) has promised to provide an update “later this year” on proposals for a new underground ring road around London to relieve congestion.
The RHA has said research claiming that road building fails to cut congestion and bring economic benefits, whilst creating higher than expected pollution levels, is misguided.
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]