Policy 2018


Department for Transport Consultation on Reforming the Heavy Goods Vehicle Road User Levy 

The TPS response stated that revisions to the RUL should follow certain key objectives if it is to be successful: creating a better balance between efficiency and competitiveness; reflecting the external costs of HGVs; minimising the environmental and safety impacts of HGVs; encouraging greater efficiency in terms of fair competition between modes; and limiting use of the largest HGVs with the greatest impacts.  It considers principles for a revised RUL, possible ways forward, levels of charge and vehicle sizes, and possible outcomes.  

Click here to read the TPS response on the Road User Levy.pdf


Highways England Shaping the Future of England’s strategic roads (RIS2) – February 2018

The TPS response acknowledges the extent to which Highways England’s analytical approach has developed over recent years.  However, it raises concerns about the ability of HE’s approach to identify unmanaged traffic growth resulting from network enhancements and, in particular, the impacts on local roads in addition to the A-roads and B-roads included in the RTM’s.  The consultation document accepts that there is more model development work to be done. We feel that this is particularly necessary to facilitate a full understanding of the function of the SRN and its impact on all other aspects of society, the economy and the environment.

Click here to read the TPS Response HE RIS2.pdf




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