Lilian Greenwood – Labour MP for Nottingham South – is the new chairwoman of the Transport Committee, having won a secret ballot of MPs under the Alternative Vote system on 12 July. Greenwood, nominated by former chairwoman Louise Ellman, will formally take up position when the remaining members of the committee have been named by the House of Commons. In her statement to members ahead of ballot Greenwood said: “I have been heavily involved in transport policy for the last […]
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 British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has urged the government to consider the needs of multiple vehicle operators with the reform of the UK motoring agencies.
Government policy on who should pay for transport infrastructure relating to ports is “confused in practice and conceptually flawed,” the Commons Transport Committee has warned.