Autumn Statement: what it means for transport users
23 November 2016
Responding to today’s Autumn statement made by the the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Transport Focus chief executive, Anthony Smith, said:
“Today’s investments in transport in England announced by the Chancellor are welcome, including the East West Rail and the Oxford and Cambridge Expressway. Developing digital signalling should result in a more punctual and reliable railway – addressing passengers’ top concerns.
“Investment in motorways and major ‘A’ roads is also welcome as road surfaces and capacity are key user issues.
“All such investment and long-term planning should put the user at its heart and reflect their priorities and experiences.”