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Oxera’s submission on the proposed reform of the Highways Agency published by the Transport Select Committee

The submission focuses on the following questions raised in the inquiry’s terms of reference:

  • How should the Highways Agency be reformed to make it ‘the world’s leading highway operator’?
  • What roles should government and the private sector play to ensure better management of the SRN?
  • How reliable is the government’s forecast for growth in demand for the SRN?
  • How should the government deal with uncertainty in its forecast?
  • What mechanisms are there for government to increase investment in strategic roads and attract new investors?
  • Are there good examples from other countries that could be applied in the UK?

Please read the conclusions here