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 […]
Transport minister John Hayes is to deliver the keynote speech at the Microlise Transport Conference.
Roads minister Stephen Hammond has been replaced by Robert Goodwill at the DfT, as part of a series of changes that appear to increase ministers’ focus on rail services.
Operators working in the capital will face greater Vosa enforcement and potentially greater regulation in a bid to improve cycling safety in London, the government has announced.