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Digital future for UK roads network focus of new Commission study
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Digital future for UK roads network focus of new Commission study

Harnessing the potential of digitally connected autonomous cars and commercial vehicles to increase road safety, tackle congestion and improve the accessibility of transport services will be the focus of a new National Infrastructure Commission study on connected and autonomous mobility (CAM). The government has today (12 February) published the terms of reference for the study,...

12 Feb 2024 By
Connected and Autonomous Mobility
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Connected and Autonomous Mobility

A new study exploring the implications of this emerging technology for the future management of the UK's roads and digital infrastructure.

12 Feb 2024
Government Expenditure on Economic Infrastructure
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Government Expenditure on Economic Infrastructure

Data showing past government expenditure on economic infrastructure within the scope of the Commissions fiscal remit

7 Nov 2023
Long term review sets out pressing need to modernise infrastructure to support economic growth and climate action
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Long term review sets out pressing need to modernise infrastructure to support economic growth and climate action

Improved infrastructure to boost economic growth across the UK and meet climate goals is both achievable and affordable if the right policy steps are taken now, according to the government’s independent advisers on infrastructure strategy. The Second National Infrastructure Assessment – a five yearly review conducted by the National Infrastructure Commission – sets out a...

18 Oct 2023 By
Data annex – Employment growth and urban connectivity of selected Primary Urban Areas
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Data annex – Employment growth and urban connectivity of selected Primary Urban Areas

18 Oct 2023
Prospective – Transport connectivity methodology

Prospective – Transport connectivity methodology

18 Oct 2023
Thinks Insight & Strategy – Social research
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Thinks Insight & Strategy – Social research

18 Oct 2023
Steer – Urban transport capacity, demand and cost
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Steer – Urban transport capacity, demand and cost

18 Oct 2023
Steer – Interurban transport connectivity assessment
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Steer – Interurban transport connectivity assessment

18 Oct 2023
Armitt: HS2 decision “deeply disappointing”

Armitt: HS2 decision “deeply disappointing”

Today (4 October 2023) the Prime Minister made an announcement on the future of High Speed 2 and the publication of the ‘Network North’ plan. Responding the the announcement, Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, said: “High Speed 2 was part of a long term strategy with clear objectives to link up some...

4 Oct 2023 By
James Heath: The future of transport in UK cities
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James Heath: The future of transport in UK cities

The Commission’s chief executive James Heath gave a speech to the Move 2023 conference in London today (21 June 2023) exploring the questions and emerging themes which are shaping our work on urban transport ahead of the publication of the UK’s second National Infrastructure Assessment later this autumn. Our job at the National Infrastructure Commission...

21 Jun 2023 By
Interurban transport advice note on roads policy
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Interurban transport advice note on roads policy

An interim report for the second National Infrastructure Assessment focusing on roads policy as part of a future integrated transport strategy.

5 Apr 2023
Go big where it counts to hit economic and climate goals, says Commission
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Go big where it counts to hit economic and climate goals, says Commission

Government must develop stronger staying power and focus on fewer, bigger, better targeted initiatives to deliver the infrastructure needed to meet its long term goals for economic growth and a lower carbon economy, the UK’s independent advisers on infrastructure have said. The last year has seen progress towards major infrastructure objectives “stutter further just as...

27 Mar 2023 By
James Heath’s speech at Northern Transport Summit: Connecting the North’s towns, cities and communities
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James Heath’s speech at Northern Transport Summit: Connecting the North’s towns, cities and communities

James Heath, Chief Executive of the National Infrastructure Commission, gave a keynote address at the Northern Transport Summit held in Liverpool today (23 February 2023). In his remarks, James stresses the importance of investing in a more resilient rail service for the North, before outlining the Commission’s approach to analysing the specific role transport modes...

23 Feb 2023 By
Charge point access remains key to expanding EV rollout
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Charge point access remains key to expanding EV rollout

In the first National Infrastructure Assessment, the Commission made a number of recommendations about the rollout of Electric Vehicle (EVs) chargepoints, including prioritising a national rapid-charging network, allocating more local authority parking spaces for charging, and investing in a smarter electricity network. Around the same time, the Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV)...

8 Sep 2022 By

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