FTA says Sadiq Khan’s London transport plan should involve freight

Tuesday 02 February 2016

The Freight Transport Association says London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan’s Vision for London offers the opportunity for the freight and logistics industry to help deliver many of its objectives.

The Association responded positively to Labour candidate Mr Khan’s manifesto, stating that an affordable London transport system should include freight – in the interests of Londoners.

FTA Head of National & Regional Policy Christopher Snelling commented: “Mr Khan is right about the importance of an affordable transport system to London. We hope he understands this means freight just as much as passengers. Freight delivers London’s economy – any increase in the cost of delivering goods in London will increase the cost of businesses, and ultimately the cost of living for residents of London.

“We also note the scale of Mr Khan’s ambitions on housing. To get the housing built that London needs, we will need to avoid making construction work much more expensive to do in London – that involves the delivery of the building materials needed and the removal of the waste just as much as the on-site costs.”

Mr Snelling concluded: “FTA is confident that working with the next Mayor, whoever it is, we can make London cleaner and safer whilst not making it a more expensive place to work and live.”
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