FTA: smart motorways would ease congestion and boost freight journey reliability into Belfast city centre


 

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed a study commissioned by Northern Ireland roads authority, Transport NI, that outlines proposals for the M1 and M2 into Belfast becoming ‘smart motorways’. Freight operators would see the benefits from an economic, environmental and safety persepctive if smart motorways were introduced, which turn parts of the hard shoulder into carriageways during congested periods. Seamus Leheny, FTA policy & membership relations manager – Northern Ireland, said: “The major routes around Belfast suffer from recurrent […]