A year from now we'll understand if something quite extraordinary is feasible on the UK's dual carriageways and motorways, something that could be the first step in a logistics revolution with the potential to benefit every UK consumer and millions of others around the world
We have seen great improvements in incident detection and speed of response and recovery, but the next big improvement in reducing traffic jams will be through better use of data.
Transport Focus has known from some of its earliest research that quality of the road surface is users' top priority for improvement. It's looked further into the subject and will be launching its latest report 'Road surfacing: what road users want from Highways England' at Highways UK next month.
The Infrastructure Investment Strategy gives weight to the view that done well, done sympathetically and done with our communities and businesses, we can bring about benefits that are more than just the time it takes to get from A to B
Safety, customer service and delivery remain at the heart of Highways England's strategy. Current road enhancements are unlocking huge economic, social and environmental benefits and the second Road Investment Period agenda will continue that mission, assures Highways England Chief Executive Jim O'Sulivan.
The industry owes a duty of care to ensure site teams are monitored, supported and reviewed - and technology in the form of wearable tech has an important role to play