In light of the government's Transport Update and the news that HS2 will be delayed by two years, Jonathan Spruce, ICE Trustee for policy and external affairs said:
“Public infrastructure projects like HS2 are critical for economic growth, and meeting levelling up and net zero goals. They are an investment in our future, not a cost.
"The UK needs to think strategically about what we want our transport system to deliver. In the longer term, a national transport strategy, with a clear investment plan, would help ensure that the country gets the transport infrastructure it needs; reliable ways to get where we need to go, in a way that's better for the planet."
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