For centuries petitioning of Parliament for a Private Act was necessary before work could start on the building of a road or railway.
Roads were first considered by Parliament more than 700 years ago.
Road tolls, or turnpikes, were vital to ensure roads were kept in good condition. Parliament passed the necessary legislation.
Parliament has been synonymous with railways since the early days of fire and steam.
Parliamentary activity on railway legislation heated up.
Faster transport also meant quicker communications. Parliament responded by creating moving Post Offices.
When did Parliament first consider a petition to levy road tolls? Key dates on the road to a modern transport infrastructure