FTA backs PM’s transport improvement plans

Written by Ellie

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has offered its backing to comments made by prime minister David Cameron earlier this week (November 10th), which outlined the need for significant transport network improvements for the UK in the coming years.

Mr Cameron stated a "roads revolution" is about to take place in the UK, with the chancellor's upcoming Autumn Statement to outline a £15 billion investment in roads improvements for England by the end of the decade.

The money will be channelled into 100 ambitious projects, which will aim to streamline the country's transport network and provide a considerable boost to both local and the national economy.

It is hoped that this commitment to massive infrastructure investment will also help in the creation of a sustainable recovery in the years ahead.

Responding to the announcement, FTA head of road network management policy Malcolm Bingham commented that such a move will be beneficial to the nation as a whole, but in particular the UK's freight industry.

"The combination of improved road, rail and port connections is the lifeblood of this country and the need for improvement is well demonstrated," he argued.

Indeed, Mr Bingham cited research carried out by the FTA that highlighted how 30 per cent of respondents to a recent poll stated they have seen deterioration in the quality of roads in their area over the last 12 months.

As a result, this investment will be extremely welcome for all road users, but particular those in the UK haulage sector.

 


Posted on 12th November 2014

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