The Conservative Party has insisted that investment in Britain’s road network will be “the big thing that will decide our country’s future”. Transport minister Patrick McLoughlin said yesterday (30 September) at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester that the government had already committed £9.2bn to local councils to fix issues such as potholes, problem roundabouts and slip-roads and was looking to do more. Earlier this week the Department for Transport said it would make a further £80m of funding available […]
Patrick McLoughlin will remain in the role of secretary of state for transport as part of the new Conservative government, it has been confirmed.
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.