Both the FTA and the RHA have welcomed the launch of the Scottish government’s rail strategy Delivering the Goods. The strategy document makes the case for an increase in rail freight by shifting road freight onto the tracks. It also suggests tapping into new markets to counteract the declining rail freight volumes in the coal and steel sector. Chris MacRea, FTA’s head of policy for Scotland, said: “It is vital that the challenges to rail freight in Scotland are recognised. […]
The RHA has met with the group that will be scrutinising the performance of the Highways Agency (HA) once its reform is complete.
Trade associations have criticised the no deal Brexit papers published today, accusing the contingency plans of falling far short of what would be required to keep Britain trading.
7) Richard Burnett Title: Chief executive RHA For the general public, Richard Burnett is the face of the road transport industry. When he became chief executive of the RHA in summer 2014 Burnett would hardly have believed he would have to be a man for a crisis. But life isn’t always that straightforward.