Terms of Reference

The review will report in two phases, reflecting the need to:

Phase one

The phase one report will aim to identify quick wins aimed at improving resilience in preparation for next winter 2010/11. This will largely focus on the planning, production, deployment and distribution of salt stock for the road network, including possible enhancements to the supply chain. It may include recommendations across other modes if opportunities are identified. The phase one report will be published in July, before the summer parliamentary recess

Phase one – Winter resilience and salt stock management

Phase two

The phase two report will consider wider aspects of resilience of transport services across various modes through the winter season. It will review communications, economic impacts, public expectations and issues around weather forecasting. Publication will be targeted for autumn 2010.

Phase two – maintaining cross-modal winter transport service provision