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CIHT on Historic Coalition

CIHT today welcomed the new incoming government. The announcement of a formal coalition will provide the UK with a stable and functional administration that can commit to ensuring economic recovery.

Daniel Isichei, Director of Communications said:

'This new administration provides us with the perfect opportunity for more cross party working. CIHT has previously called for an all-party consensus on a 20 year strategy to ensure that projects are sustainable, effective and delivered and we will be reaffirming this position.'

Any new administration is sure to be in a position where they will need to implement considerable funding reductions. CIHT believes that there is still a strong economic case for continued investment in transport infrastructure at both the strategic and local level. CIHT has identified a hierarchy of investment to ensure an effective use of any resource:

1) Maintaining and safely operating our network
2) Making best use of that network
3) Make targeted infrastructure improvements

CIHT has outlined key issues that should be considered and addressed by the new government in '2010 and Beyond' a transport manifesto, which can be downloaded from the CIHT website here.

Notes to editors
Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation

CIHT is a membership organisation representing over 12,000 people who work in the highways and transportation sector.

CIHT members design, build, operate and maintain best-in-class transport systems and infrastructure, whilst respecting the imperatives of improving safety, ensuring economic competitiveness and minimising environmental impact.

CIHT supports its member's professional endeavours by:
. offering training, information, professional development and support
. promoting the value added to society by the profession
. being the focused voice to Governments and other decision makers on transportation expertise and knowledge.

For more information please contact:

For more information please contact Daniel Isichei, Director of Communications, CIHT on t: +44 (0) 20 7336 1567 e: Daniel.Isichei@ciht.org.uk

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