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

Andrew Forster
26 June 2008
John Whitelegg in his home city of Lancaster
John Whitelegg in his home city of Lancaster
?From September, the first question is, does the travel plan meet the national specification??
?From September, the first question is, does the travel plan meet the national specification??

 

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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