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Cancelling white elephant road scheme would release billions

Cancelling white elephant road scheme would release billions Transport Secretary Mark Harper announced on Friday [1] that he was extending the deadline to make a decision on the Lower Thames Crossing to 4 October. This was to enable a new Government to have the time to fully consider the application....
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Road Investment Strategy must prioritise maintenance, not new roads

Road Investment Strategy must prioritise maintenance, not new roads The Department for Transport’s (DfT) is expected to publish this week its draft third Road Investment Strategy (RIS3), setting out priorities and an outline budget for National Highways for 2025-2030. Transport Action Network (TAN) has called for the draft RIS3 to...
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Statement on A66 Northern Trans Pennine Legal Challenge

Statement on A66 Northern Trans Pennine Legal Challenge Transport Action Network (TAN) has launched a legal challenge to the granting of a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the £1.5 billion A66 Northern Trans-Pennine road scheme. It believes that the Secretary of State's decision was flawed. Chris Todd, TAN’s founder and...
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Labour rail reforms could get us back on track

Labour rail reforms could get us back on track Transport Action Network (TAN) is broadly welcoming Labour’s announcements yesterday about rail reform and better integration with other transport modes [1]. Chris Todd, director of Transport Action Network (TAN) said: “These proposed reforms are a major step in the right direction....
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TAN Cymru Statement on 20MPH

In response to today’s Oral Statement by Ken Skates MS: the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport on his transport priorities including plans for 20mph, Rhian Nowell-Phillips, Welsh roads and climate campaigner, Transport Action Network Cymru said: “We welcome the clarification that the Welsh Government remains committed to its...
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Road bulldozed through nationally important landscapes

Road bulldozed through nationally important landscapes Responding to the granting of the DCO planning approval [1] for the £1.5 billion A66 Northern Trans Pennine road scheme [2] Transport Action Network’s Director, Chris Todd, said: “The A66 mega-road scheme is the worst value for money scheme in the roads programme. It...
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The Roadmap to Bus Reform in Wales

Roadmap to bus reform, could be just the ticket for Wales TAN Cymru has welcomed the launch of the Welsh Government's Roadmap to Bus Reform, "One Network, One Timetable, One Ticket”. [1] TAN Cymru spokesperson Rhian Nowell-Phillips, said: "This ambitious plan has the potential to revolutionise public transport in Wales....
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National Highways’ dirty laundry to be aired in public

National Highways' dirty laundry to be aired in public The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered the Cabinet Office to publish Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA) reviews [1] of the £10 billion Lower Thames Crossing [2]. This is one of National Highways’ flagship schemes and its largest road project ever. The...
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Investigation into National Highways is long overdue

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...
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