Transport Focus – comment on Budget 2018
Commenting on the Budget 2018 Anthony Smith, chief executive at the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said:
“Drivers will welcome the promised £25.3 bn investment in England’s motorways and major ‘A’ roads. We will now work to ensure the money is spent on the issues that drivers tell us are the key priorities driving satisfaction: reliable journey times, improved road surfaces, better handling of roadworks and delays, and safer road design.
We will also be engaging with innovators offering on demand bus services in Future Mobility Zones to ensure these develop in a manner that benefits passengers, creates genuine alternatives to car use and expands public transport provision in areas that are poorly served.”