The FTA has accused the Local Government Association (LGA) of “a cheap attempt to make headlines” after it claimed HGVs are pushing the state of local roads “over the edge”. The FTA said this week the LGA’s claim was incorrect and showed a “clear lack of understanding” of the impact of freight vehicles on road surfaces. The FTA’s response was triggered by an LGA report, published last week, which used government figures showing a 5% increase in the goods carried […]
The FTA has demanded assurances from Scotland’s transport minister that the Forth Road Bridge will re-open to all vehicles on 4 January.
The government has defended its controversial decision to reform the Highways Agency, and revealed the roles the newly installed strategic road network (SRN) watchdogs will play as part of the changes.
The FTA has welcomed the decision to extend the longer semi-trailer trial in both scope and length.