Answers for Commonwealth Games freight urgently required, insist FTA

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:30
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ANSWERS: Finer detail needed, insist FTA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) are urging Glasgow 2014 to address concerns over the preparation required by industry for the Commonwealth Games.

According to the FTA, operators are in urgent need of finer detail in order to prepare for the impact the event will have on deliveries and servicing patterns.

In a letter to Glasgow 2014, the Association have requested detailed information outlining the impact the Games will have on the transport network in the city.

This includes congestion, public transport, details of the Games Route Network, local area traffic management, parking plans, scheduled road events and the process for delivering into the Games venue.

In September, the FTA called to Glasgow 2014 to provide information as early as possible, but are currently feeling the need to repeat their request.

Chris MacRae, Head of Policy for Scotland at the FTA, said: “The freight and logistics industry will play a huge part in helping to deliver the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

“Planning is key to delivering essential food, drink and supplies not only to the event but also to the residents and businesses of the city, and in order to do so, FTA realises that preparation is vital and is asking Glasgow 2014 for important information to help our members plan ahead of the event.”

The FTA will hold a conference – ‘Managing deliveries and servicing during the Commonwealth Games 2014′ – on May 13 at the Doubletree Dunblane Hydro, Stirling.

Image courtesy of The Shaun Woods, with thanks.

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