The government has defended its controversial decision to reform the Highways Agency, and revealed the roles the newly installed strategic road network (SRN) watchdogs will play as part of the changes. Responding to the Transport Committee’s Better Roads Report from May, which labelled plans to transform the HA into a ownership structure similar to Network Rail as an unnecessary and potentially costly mistake, the Department for Transport (DfT) said the overhaul was the only option. “We do not believe a […]
TfL is studying the implications of a peak hours ban on LGVs in the capital, but remains unconvinced of its desirability.
The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather.
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.