Road, train and plane operators must work more closely with the Met Office and other forecasters if travel disruption is to be avoided in winter months, a group of MPs has said.
In a wide-ranging report into winter travel, the transport committee said:
- It is vital passengers receive up-to-date information of changes and disruption whenever possible.
- More needs to be done to keep pavements clear of snow and ice.
- Adverts broadcast across the whole of the UK should be used to educate people on how best to clear ice and snow from outside their homes.
- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) needs to get better at communicating with airport passengers and make sure travel information is shared at airports across the UK
- The Highways Agency should make real-time travel information more accessible by reviewing barriers on this data and identify the best technology to do so.
- The Office of Rail Regulation needs to put pressure on rail companies to develop clear policies on working out how long disruption will last.