IME calls for national multimodal strategy to tackle congestion and air quality


 

The government urgently needs to create a national multimodal strategy to reduce congestion, improve air quality and boost the economy, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME). In its report published this week – UK freight: in for the long haul – the IME argues that a multimodal freight strategy is necessary to ensure more efficient use of national infrastructure. Philippa Oldham, IME transport head, explained: “We currently have empty lorries on our roads, delivering shipping cargo to ports […]