The volume of freight moved on roads in the North could increase by 50% by 2050, according to Transport for the North (TfN). In a draft of its strategic transport plan for 2018-2050, the transport body outlines its plans for the increased demand on its road infrastructure. This growth, it said, will be crucial to projected GVA increases in the region, and close the economic gap between the North and the rest of England in by 2050. It adds that […]
The creation of a northern powerhouse hangs in the balance following the EU referendum result, unless international trade is addressed as a matter of urgency, the FTA has warned.
Andrew Jones MP, the new transport minister with responsibility for freight and logistics, says his key priority for the future is delivery of the strategic road infrastructure programme.