John Hayes has taken responsibility for freight and logistics following a reshuffle at the DfT, replacing Andrew Jones. The MP for South Holland and The Deepings will also be responsible for Highways England as well as the environment and technology. Hayes was previously a transport minister between July 2014 and May 2015 and was most recently at the Home Office. Andrew Jones only took on the freight brief in May 2015, replacing Claire Perry, who was in the role for […]
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]
Yet another reshuffle at the DfT has seen local roads and traffic minister Robert Goodwill step away from road transport entirely.
Local authorities across the country will be able to charge utility companies as much as £2,500 a day to work on roads in peak hours from next year.