HC Deb 23 July 1980 vol 989 c247W
15. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Minister of Transport when he now expects to make a statement about the future of the regional highway traffic model.

Mr. Fowler

The report on this project by the Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment is being published today and copies are being placed in the Library. I have accepted its main conclusions. The project has produced a great deal of data for traffic forecasting and improved methods of modelling. This is being used to improve forecasts which will continue to be produced on a local and regional basis. But the project failed to develop a national model to forecast flows on particular roads. I am most grateful to the advisory committee for its advice.