The Transport Committee has called on the DfT to commit to a five-year funding model to tackle the chronic issue of potholes across the local road network in England. Describing the current estimated £9bn backlog as a “plague of potholes” the select committee said today (1 July) that the current “make do and mend” approach employed by councils also offered poor value for money. The chairwoman of the Transport Committee, Lilian Greenwood MP, said: “Cash-strapped councils are raiding their highways […]
HGV drivers working longer hours under new COVID-19 rules should be supplied with government-subsidised fatigue monitors to avert a rise in road accidents.
The government is beginning to acknowledge the importance of the road transport industry ahead of the general election, according to the RHA.