Don’t be befuddled after the Christmas break, and start the new year as you mean to go on. Here’s a quick reminder of the most important and relevant transport news stories from the past couple of weeks.
We also hear from WSP’s local government director Mike Batheram, who argues that devolution and autonomy of power to local government has been highlighted by the Core Cities report. He makes the comparison that many local authorities want more control of taxation and public spending, and that transport spending should ultimately become the responsibility of the local authority.
And Brian Johns from Parsons Brinckerhoff gives us his expert view. He argues that asset renewal was the poor relation of budgeting, but it now seems that transport infrastructure is far from immune.
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