The Highways Agency has detailed 58 further schemes to reduce congestion on England’s motorways and major A-roads, in the third and final stage of the 123-scheme pinch point programme originally announced in autumn 2011. The 58 schemes, which represent an investment of £98m, will all be delivered by March 2015 and bring the total investment for the programme to £317m, including the extra £100m announced by the chancellor in his 2012 autumn statement.. Twenty-six of the new projects have been […]
An inquiry is to be held by MPs in the Transport Select Committee into local decision-making on transport expenditure.
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 Scottish Government has rejected a call from the Committee on Climate Change to introduce congestion charging to curb greenhouse gas emissions.