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UK roads being built without ministerial oversight, say environment campaigners

The Guardian: Government-funded road schemes worth up to £500m are being built without ministerial oversight and most likely based on outdated emissions targets, according to freedom of information requests obtained by environmental campaigners. National Highways is the body that oversees road building in England, and it is being allowed “to mark its own homework” by…

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Decisions on road controversies set to be made in next few weeks

TransportXtra: The beginning of 2024 is set to crystallise a number of high profile and controversial issues relating to major national road projects and the general policy approach to scheme justification and expenditure. Legal actions are underway in two cases that could define broader policy with Dr Andrew Boswell taking his case about the carbon…

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Ministers prioritised driving in England partly due to conspiracy theories

The Guardian: Ministers decided to prioritise driving over active travel because of worries among ministers about “15-minute cities”, documents seen by the Guardian show. They indicate that a significant shift in transport policy was guided at least in part by conspiracy theories. Ministers began considering curbs on cycling and walking schemes in March last year,…

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DfT silent on new delay to A358 dualling scheme

Highways Magazine: The Department for Transport (DfT) has shelved one of its three flagship road schemes for the A303 corridor but has declined to provide any explanation. National Highways’ A358 Taunton to Southfields scheme was first put forward in the first (2015-20) Road Investment Strategy but has suffered repeated delays. Currently costed at £250m to…

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Transport secretary delays DCO decision on £1.3bn A66 upgrade by four months

New Civil Engineer: Transport secretary delays DCO decision on £1.3bn A66 upgrade by four months Transport secretary Mark Harper has pushed back the decision on granting a development consent order (DCO) for the £1.3bn A66 Northern Trans-Pennine by four months. The deadline for deciding whether to give National Highways’ major Northern road scheme the green…

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High Court grants legal challenge to government’s cycling funding cuts

road.cc: High Court grants legal challenge to government’s cycling funding cuts – as ministers forced to concede they were aware of “devastating” impact of decision to slash active travel budget The Department for Transport’s decision earlier this year to slash the budget for cycling and walking schemes in England by around 75 percent can be…

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Network North

TransportXtra: Network North: The Great Train Robbery LTT invited sustainable transport campaigner Chris Todd, Founder and Director of the Transport Action Network, to give his own appraisal of the Government’s new Network North policy, and how it sits amongst the other recent policy announcements it has Imade, including the HS2 cancellation and Plan for Drivers.…

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Sunak’s EV delays puts LTC carbon claims in doubt

Highways Magazine: Sunak’s EV delays puts LTC carbon claims in doubt A major plank to the carbon emissions case for the Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) has been thrown into doubt following prime minister Rishi Sunak’s delay on banning petrol and diesel vehicles until 2035. Last July, National Highways claimed that it could cut projected user…

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How does the industry react to National Highways’ RIS3 proposals?

New Civil Engineer: Future of Roads | How does the industry react to National Highways’ RIS3 proposals? National Highways wants the government’s next road strategy for England to focus on maintaining the existing network while building some large, deferred schemes. Since 2015, the government and National Highways have set out their investment plans through five…

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