Despite significant work to improve and refine the way road schemes are appraised and evaluated, they seem to still be having a charmed life in terms of winning approval and funding.
There’s quite a head of steam building up for a long hard look at how transport investment fits into the UK’s wider economic, social and sustainability strategy.
It is easy to look at the idea of ‘Levelling Up’ through either cynical or simplistic eyes.
In his previous contribution David Metz looked at the investment appraisal thinking revealed by the government’s recent Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands. He concludes his critique in the second of two articles LTT invited him to write.
David Metz takes a closer look at the underpinning analysis behind the government’s recent Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands.
We should expect more elements of the transport landscape to be fought over as either ‘right or wrong’ for the future of the planet.
Whilst challenging the Government’s funding distribution model - the NIC has not been quite bold enough
A transport taxation and distribution re-think is surely now also very much due, with the expected pending diminution of the established fuel tax revenue model.