An inquiry is to be held by MPs in the Transport Select Committee into local decision-making on transport expenditure. Among the key issues to be looked at are: whether the government’s proposal to devolve decision-making on transport expenditure to a local level makes sense; whether local bodies like local authorities really have the capacity to assess, prioritise and deliver local transport schemes; how major transport schemes that cross local authority boundaries will be dealt with; and how local authorities might […]
The members of the Transport Committee, which will serve under chairwoman Lillian Greenwood, have been announced.
An influential group of MPs has slammed the Welsh government for effectively ignoring a cross-industry group set up to deliver the country’s freight strategy.
Government plans to build a £250m lorry park in Kent to prevent delays caused by Operation Stack have been criticised by the Transport Committee, which described the decision as “rushed” and called for more research into its cost and impact.