Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Cameron’s roads plan is good for industry, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the prime minister’s plans to deliver roads improvements across the country.

David Cameron set out his plan in a speech to the Confederation of British Industry. He said: “Between now and 2020 we have plans for £15 billion of road spending; that could lead to an extra 100 schemes being undertaken on our roads and we’re looking specifically at those pinch points, those problem areas, that businesses and people have talked to us about and told us are so essential .”

Malcolm Bingham, the FTA’s head of road network management policy said: “Improved road reliability will help to ensure transport operators can provide an efficient service to their customers and will reduce the unnecessary costs associated with traffic jams.”

Details of the road plan are due in the Autumn Statement on 3rd December.