The Unite union has called on the government to ringfence money raised from foreign truck operators by the HGV Road User Levy for investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure. In a transport strategy document published last week, the union suggested any funds raised by the levy, which is due to come into force in April 2014 and is expected to raise £20m a year, should “be put back into improving a safe and sustainable transport infrastructure”. A statement by the […]
The government has revealed its intention to double cycling activity in the UK by 2025, publishing a ten-year plan setting out its goal.
A piecemeal, stop-go approach to funding for road maintenance has made it difficult for highways authorities to deliver maintenance cost-effectively over recent decades, the Public Accounts Committee has said.