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Committee to hold first evidence session on Better roads

21 November 2013

This is the first oral evidence session for an inquiry that examines whether the policies set out by the Government in its Action for Roads command paper and recent spending decisions will make travel on England's strategic road network better for the public in future.

Witnesses

Monday 25 November 2013, The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 4.15pm

  • Professor Phil Goodwin, Emeritus Professor of Transport Policy at University College London (UCL) and University of the West of England (UWE)

At 4.50pm

  • Alan Cook, non-executive director of the Highways Agency

At 5.25pm

  • Sir John Armitt, Chairman of National Express Group

Background

Ahead of this session the Transport Committee has commissioned a brief report from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) that examines the arguments for and against 'peak car' (the idea that car use has peaked in the UK and other developed countries versus whether or not traffic, especially car use, will continue to grow indefinitely into the future).

Further information

The hashtag for this inquiry is #betterroads

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