Investigation into National Highways is long overdue

Reacting to the Office for Rail and Road’s announcement yesterday of an investigation into National Highways [1], Chris Todd, director of Transport Action Network (TAN) said:

“Putting National Highways into special measures is long overdue. Whether concerning safety or biodiversity, it is clear that its key performance indicators are not going to be met. Its culture of secrecy rather than honesty meant early opportunities to work collaboratively with stakeholders to address poor performance were missed and it is now refusing to release the full business cases of road schemes that it’s progressing.

“TAN has long believed National Highways to be in breach of its licence and is now seeking an urgent meeting with the roads monitor to contribute its national expertise and local intelligence into this important investigation.”

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Notes to editors:

[1] The Office for Rail and Road’s announced an investigation into National Highways on 14 February, 2024, around its performance and whether it is fulfilling its licence.


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