Tolls on the two Severn crossings are to be axed on 17 December, a fortnight earlier than initially planned. The announcement was made by Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday (2 October). He said the move would be worth up to £100m a year to the Welsh economy and help strengthen the concept of a ‘Western Powerhouse’ between major cities in Wales and South-West England such as Cardiff, Newport and Bristol. The FTA […]
France’s plan to swap the failed Ecotaxe road user charging system with a new Heavy Vehicle Transit Tax early next year have been scrapped indefinitely.
The FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards has had a birthday makeover for its 10th anniversary, with a list of brand new categories for next year’s event.
An attempt to introduce £200 parking fines on the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and beyond has been defeated. Operators working in the capital during the Games this summer had faced a hike in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) from £130 to £200 on the ORN. They had also faced the prospect of the fines being extended beyond the ORN to nearby roads, after London’s boroughs decided it would help tackle congestion adjacent to the route. While trade groups, including the FTA […]