A taskforce of MPs has claimed the government is failing to provide leadership on the controversial issue of clean air zones (CAZs), which many hauliers fear will put them out of business. Improving Air Quality, a joint report from four Select Committees, published today (15 March) also labels the government’s response to the UK’s ‘air quality catastrophe’ inadequate and calls for immediate, bold action. Coming after the third defeat of the government’s plans to address the UK’s illegal air pollution […]
The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather.
6) Robert Goodwill MP Appointed to the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport in October 2013, Robert Goodwill has certainly had to hit the ground running. He has a flurry of controversial issues to tackle from the get-go: the cyclist versus lorry safety debate, the A14 tolling debacle, reform of the Highways Agency and the impending HGV Road Levy, to name but a few.
The RHA and FTA have warned that hauliers operating under the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) face extra costs and unnecessary legislation if proposed changes go ahead.