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Government urges responses for transport infrastructure review

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The Department for Transport (DfT) is calling on local authorities and the smart transport industry to respond to its UK infrastructure review.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched the independent road and rail review last month.

The independent 'Union connectivity review', led by Sir Peter Hendy, is open until 4pm on December 30 and will look at how the quality and availability of transport infrastructure across the UK can support economic growth and quality of life.

Sir Hendy is looking for views from academics, local authorities, engineering experts and the general public.

Sir Hendy said: “The ability to move people and goods across the country is vital to the success of business, the growth of regional economies, and access for people to jobs, housing, education and health services, so good transport connections are needed to ensure that regions across the UK are able to maximise their potential.

“Much recent transport investment has been the result of an appraisal methodology that prioritises large numbers of travellers saving time spent on travel; naturally favouring travel to and from major conurbations.

“However, this review is about – and I am interested in – what can be done to invest in and widen the benefits of growth and cohesion across the UK.”

Those interested in responding can email directly to [email protected] and the full list of consultation questions can be found here.

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