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Highways Agency – lack of a regulator

On June 7, 2013, in Highways Agency, by PeterSilverman

Network Rail is subject to scrutiny by a regulator – why isn’t the Highways Agency?

I was interested to come across a report in the Daily Telegraph today about Network Rail being embroiled in  a row with the industry regulator about its alleged failure to keep  bridges, fencing and drainage in a satisfactory condition.

Surely our motorways should be subject to similar  independent scrutiny.

Interestingly in Scotland there is a Performance Audit Group whose remit is  “to audit, monitor and review Scotland’s trunk road contracts, raising standards and encouraging best practice”

Office of Rail Regulation

Telegraph article 

Peter Silverman
7th June 2013


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