leaders have warned the Government that £250bn needs to be spent on the UK’s
"failing" transport system.
body, the CBI, says the country is being let down by the state of its road and
insists a mixture of public and private investment is needed over the next 10
years because business patience and public tolerance are becoming exhausted by
the "slow pace" of improvements.
£180bn originally earmarked for the Government’s 10-year transport plan must be
increased by £70bn as the minimum required to make progress, it claims.
General Digby Jones said: "We have a first-rate economy and it deserves a
first-rate transport system – not the substandard infrastructure that is
currently letting down the whole country."