PACTS has co-signed an ITS UK Letter to the Prime Minister on the Future of Transport
PACTS, along with several prominent organisations within the UK’s transport sector, has co-signed an open letter coordinated by the ITS UK to the Prime Minister, Mr Rishi Sunak, emphasizing the urgent need for a Future of Transport Bill in the forthcoming Parliamentary session.
The letter lays out key aspects that should be addressed in the Future of Transport Bill, such as:
- Placing the recommendations of the Law Commission on self-driving and remote-driving vehicles into law, to create a regulatory environment for the safe and successful use of these technologies on all parts of the country’s road network;
- Moving forward with industry reforms, such as in the rail sector, in order that we can drive forward smart ticketing options across transport;
- Setting out UK-wide regulations for eScooters and eBikes, so that city regions areable to transition effectively from short-term trials to longer-term0 schemes;
- Creating a regulatory framework for the development of Mobility as a Service, to enable a more effective and integrated transport network.
Secretary of State for Transport, Mark harper has responded to this letter –
Acknowledging the letter on behalf of the Prime Minister, the Transport Secretary, The Rt Hon Mark Harper MP, has said “The Department strongly agrees that we need to create a regulatory environment for the safe and successful use of these technologies on all parts of the country’s road network”.
PACTS is keen on ensuring the future of transport in the UK remains forward-looking, innovative, safe, and sustainable. We are committed to engaging with relevant authorities and continuing our advocacy for a well-defined legislative framework that catalyses our shared vision for the transport sector.