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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 00:58:52 +0100
From: (Road Alert!)
Subject: It's back..... not much to do with roads

British Roads Federation Conference 25th September


As you may know, the British Road Federation (BRF) is the road industry led lobbying organisation which campaigns for more roadbuilding. Leading members include motoring organisations such as the AA and RAC, oil companies such as Shell and BP, and roadbuilders such as Tarmac and AMEC.

Despite the sea-change in transport policy over the last few years, the BRF is still firmly rooted in the 1980s, and believes that over 600 new bypasses need to be built at the earliest opportunity (source: BRF Road Fact 97). BRF rhetoric now tends to focus on road "improvements" rather than road-building, but there is little evidence of any underlying policy change.

The BRF is organising a conference, "The New Agenda for Roads" on Thursday 25th September at the Volvo Trucks Conference Centre, Wedgnock Lane, on the western outskirts of Warwick.


Conference Programme

10.00 am - Coffee

10.30 am - The conference will commence with an opening address from the Conference Chairman, Simon van der Byl, Director General, Quarry Products Association.

Other speakers to include:

Integrated Transport Policy- Rt.Hon.Gavin Strang MP, Minister for Transport

Conservative Road Policy- Christopher Chope OBE MP, Shadow Transport Spokesman

Industry and Roads- Peter Agar, Deputy Director General, CBI

Roads and the Economy- Dr. Stephen Hill, Welsh Economic Research Unit, Cardiff Business School

Old Roads to Green Roads- Peter Rix, Hyder Consulting Limited

4.00 pm
Conference Summary
Richard Diment, Chief Executive, BRF

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