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 […]
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 – […]
Road tolling was a key topic discussed at a fringe seminar hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport at this week’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.