Motoring ahead: policy priorities for metro mayors

Voters in Scotland, Wales and swathes of England will go to the polls in May to elect their local authority councillors. For the first time, voters in six English regions will also elect mayors for their new combined authorities. Each combined authority has struck its own unique devolution deal with central government, with some significantRead more

Women in transport – changing the perceptions of the industry

Westminster Advisers was delighted to partner with Women in Rail this week for a breakfast event looking at the gender imbalance in the transport industry, and what can or should be being done by both businesses and policymakers to make transport a more appealing and welcoming sector able to attract and retain women. We wereRead more

High Speed 1 at 20: Lessons learned for HS2

This week saw the 20th anniversary of the completion of High Speed 1, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), arguably one of the most important civil engineering projects of the last 100 years. Whilst few would disagree that the Channel Tunnel remains an outstanding feat of construction, its delivery was not without its difficulties, andRead more

The Dangers of the Davies Commission

The Davies Commission, in its interim report published today, has concluded that two of the three options for building a new runway in the UK should involve expansion of Heathrow.  Some are saying this is controversial.  But it is only so from a political perspective, given the agitation Heathrow expansion causes in those West andRead more

Signalling trouble ahead for HS2?

When it comes to consider its record in power, every government wants to be remembered for game-changing policy decisions that deliver clear positive outcomes for the country. When the Coalition government formally confirmed their commitment to proceed with High Speed 2 in 2012, the announcement was widely hailed as a landmark moment for UK infrastructureRead more