December 1, 2014 – BIFA, the British International Freight Association [www.bifa.org] has welcomed the news that the UK government will reveal plans for a GBP15 billion investment in UK road infrastructure improvements.
When the investment plan was initially announced in 2013, the trade association for UK forwarders gave it a cautionary welcome saying that it ‘expected to see some spades in the ground’.
BIFA Director General, Robert Keen says: “Many times over the last 20 years, BIFA has welcomed the news that governments would allocate finance to infrastructure improvement projects, including roads and railways.
“We understand that the plans being announced today are for around 100 road improvement schemes and the addition of 1, 300 new miles of extra lanes to motorways and A roads.
“On behalf of our members, which rely on the UK roads network to collect and deliver the vast majority of the UK’s imports and exports, we hope that the plans mean that the talking is over and we will actually see construction taking place.”