The Transport Committee has slammed government plans to roll out all-lane running systems to 300 miles of UK motorways. All-lane running, which sees the hard shoulder become a live traffic lane, has traditionally been used to ease congestion on the strategic road network. However the DfT now plans to convert 300 miles of hard shoulder to running lanes on a permanent basis over the next nine years, to tackle predicted surges in road congestion. The select committee has today released […]
A revised French road tolling scheme covering parts of the currently free-to-use trunk road network is to be introduced early next year – targeting international hauliers transiting the country.
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]