Policy paper

Roads reform watchdog: memorandum of understanding

Detail of the responsibilities of the strategic road network watchdog function provided by Transport Focus.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Memorandum of understanding between Transport Focus, Highways England and the Department for Transport

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A watchdog and monitor for the strategic road network are roles created as part of the government’s roads reform programme.

A rebranded Passenger Focus, Transport Focus, will be responsible for this watchdog function. It will act as a champion for strategic road users, representing their views. This memorandum of understanding gives more detail on these responsibilities. It also explains how government, Transport Focus and Highways England will interact.

Working together, the watchdog and monitor will bring transparency to the performance of the network operator. They will also provide published advice to the Secretary of State for Transport.

Published 12 March 2015