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Labour pledges to fix one million potholes - Logistics UK responds


Potholes - they're everywhere, smashing up your undercarriage and costing you money. Will one million fixes be enough?

Responding to Shadow Transport Secretary Louise Haigh’s announcement regarding the Labour Party’s pledge to support road infrastructure, Jonathan Walker, Head of Cities and Infrastructure Policy Logistics UK says: “Potholes cost the UK’s economy over £14.4 billion a year, largely as a result of longer journey times as drivers attempt to limit damage to their vehicles, so our members would welcome any coordinated plans to address this problem.  

"However, it will be essential for any new investment and repair programme to be delivered swiftly to stop the problem getting worse, and our members will also be looking for their broader infrastructure concerns to be addressed when the Labour party’s manifesto is published 13 June.

“It is vital that the next government, whoever is elected, provides a longer-term strategy and funding model to reinforce the UK’s transport infrastructure. This would enable long-term maintenance programmes to be put in place, rather than piecemeal allocations of funding that create a stop-start mentality and interruptions to the transport network.”

Published On: 13/06/2024 14:00:00

 

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