The government is to effectively double the number of roads and motorways given top funding status by creating a new Major Road Network (MRN). It will use vehicle excise duty (VED) to pay for highway upkeep in a move welcomed by industry groups. The plans, which will go out to consultation later this year, form part of the new Transport Investment Strategy. This includes a proportion of the VED-funded National Roads Fund, which will be allocated to pay for the […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has complained that the government is adding further delay to the process of building a new Lower Thames Crossing.
14) Moya Greene Title: Chief executive officer, Royal Mail The Motor Transport Top 100 employ more than 331,690 people across the country. However, Royal Mail’s 143,000 employees account for 43.1% of that total. Or in other words, no one in road transport is responsible for more jobs in this industry than Greene.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has called upon the government to speed up the “long overdue” creation of a funding and strategy package for Britain’s roads. CILT has urged the government to develop a plan that stretches further than the current five year strategy. Following the publication last November of Alan Cook’s independent review into the strategic road network, the government is due to publish findings of its study into alternative funding and ownership models for the […]