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 government is launching a new transport investment strategy which will create a Major Road Network and significantly boost local road improvement funding as part of wider plans to rebalance the UK’s economy.
You may not know it, but as a freight transport operator using the UK road network, you have a champion representing your interests to the government and Highways England. Steve Hobson meets him.
An inquiry is to be held by MPs in the Transport Select Committee into local decision-making on transport expenditure.