The London Assembly has backed the FTA’s call earlier this month to re-instate a dedicated freight chief at TfL. In a set of proposals sent in a letter to TfL today (28 Feb) on tackling the challenges of delivering freight in London, the assembly’s transport committee recommends a dedicated freight team is created, led by a senior officer. It said the team should work across TfL and with external stakeholders to deliver a “holistic freight strategy” for the capital in […]
UK-registered goods vehicles’ share of the international road freight market has fallen to a fresh low of just 13%, new figures from the DfT have shown.
A suggestion by new president of the Institute of Highway Engineers for the government to consider banning trucks from UK motorways on Sundays has been described as “out of touch” and “the last thing” the industry would want to see in the UK. Richard Hayes, who will became president of the IHE this week, says he will be writing to the roads minister, Mike Penning, to ask the Department for Transport (DfT) to investigate the issue as part of its […]
The closure of the M4 is now just days from becoming a national embarrassment for Britain, according to the Labour Party. The warning came after the Highways Agency (HA) missed its self-set target to reopen the M4 in central London today. Work to fix a crack within the fabric of the Boston Manor Viaduct, which has seen the M4 closed between junction 2 and 3 since last weekend, is now predicted to be complete “within the next few days”. The […]