Road Ahead Group

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The Road Ahead Group is road lobby group in the UK which is in the process of being formed in late 2011 with a view to promoting private sector investment into roads in the UK. It was "no plans to engage in high-profile PR activity", but does intend to "meet Whitehall policy-makers to discuss how it can help to ‘unlock’ private-sector investment".

Objectives

To lobby for increased investment in the road network and for a proportion of Vehicle Excise Duty to be ring-fenced for use only for road building.

Methods

It intends to be low profile whilst lobbying Whitehall policy-makers to promote its policies as outlined above.[1]

Supporters

The following organisations are described as being 'supporters"[2]

  • Brian Wadsworth - (director of Interel Consulting Ltd and former Director of Strategic Roads, Planning and National Networks' at the Department for Transport.)
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (City law firm)[3]
  • Freight Transport Association (representing haulage companies etc)
  • Interel Consulting Ltd ('A leading strategic communications and government relations company')[4]
  • May Gurney Integrated Services plc ('Delivering essential everyday services')[5]
  • Midland Expressway Ltd (owned by Intoll Group, formerly Macquarie Infrastructure Group who operate the M6 Toll Road)
  • Ringway/Euovia Group Ltd ('a leading provider of highway and airport related services')[6]
  • Vince plc (construction, road construction etc)[7]

References