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Congestion or bust

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£4.4 billion has been “secured” by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to improve connections to HS2. The high speed line “will put even more pressure on the road network” according to West Midlands mayor Andy Street, but he has a plan to “bust” congestion., 'Mayor launches action plan to tackle traffic congestion'

Part of that plan appears to involve the appointment from next month of Anne Shaw as WMCA ‘director of network resilience’. Currently Birmingham city council’s assistant director for transportation and connectivity, Ms Shaw “has 26 years’ experience working closely with many of the partners and stakeholders involved in the region’s transport”.

The press release reads as if current and past measures to tackle congestion have not worked, because of a “lack of coordination”. Which would tend to suggest that previous years of “working closely with partners and stakeholders”, have not worked.

Of how the effectiveness of the congestion busting action plan would be monitored or measured, there is no clue.

Written by beleben

August 4, 2017 at 9:35 am

Posted in HS2, Planning, Politics

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  1. Has that £4.4bn been added to the HS2 budget? Because it should be. And East Midlands will want similar for the Derby & Nottingham-Toton shuttles & platforms at Toton. Etc.


    August 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

  2. […] congestion — but he wouldn’t explain what it is. In August of 2017, Anne Shaw was appointed ‘director of network resilience’ at the West Midlands Combined Authority, but since […]

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