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ICFM calls for action over integrated transport system

The Institute of Car Fleet management (ICFM) has called on the coalition Government to show leadership in sorting out the country’s transport system.

Speaking at its annual conference, ICFM chairman Roddy Graham criticised the lack of an integrated transport policy.

“We’ve been promised an integrated transport policy for 15 years and we’ve never seen one,” said Graham. “Unless we get some true leadership demonstrated by the political parties in our administration then quite frankly we’re all going to be trying to do our best, but we’ll end up pulling in different directions.”

He added: “Our country is on the brink of bankruptcy, we’ve got a roads system that is in disarray and we’ve got a rail system that requires billions of pounds of investment.”

The event also focused on education and training, with a speech from Sarah Sillars, executive chair of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

In addition, Adrian Walsh, secretary and director at RoadSafe, was on hand to tell delegates about the fall in road casualties and how technology can help reduce numbers further.

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