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Regular feature: Issue 497 26 Jun 2008

Whitelegg's many hats can't hide his disdain for Britain's transport

Andrew Forster

Perhaps it's the fact that John Whitelegg grew up on a council house estate in Oldham that ensures that, for him, a spade is most definitely a spade. "Our transport system is a crock of shit," he says. "We have made such a dog's dinner of transport in this country. It is just so bad it's unbelievable."

Whitelegg has had many different jobs throughout his 35-year career in transport policy and planning and currently the 59-year old can speak with no less than four 'hats':...

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