The article summarises reactions from various groups to the consultation document on transport policy. The author suggests that proposals contained in the document are contrary to the cherished beliefs of trade unionists and left-wing members of the Labour Party. British Rail generally support the policy since it would like to reduce its rail network by some 4000 route miles to a "basic" level. The two major rail unions (NUR and ASLEF) oppose any cuts and advocate nationalisation of road haulage. The road freight organisations are broadly in support but have reservations about increased lorry taxes. Local authorities want to take over bus licensing but public transport operatives want no major changes. Environmentalists oppose rail closures and would like anti-mobility policies promoted. The author suggests that demands for cuts in public spending will govern the final choice of policy. /TRRL/

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    New Science Publications

    128 Long Acre
    London,   England  WC2 9QH
  • Authors:
    • Hall, P
  • Publication Date: 1976-12-16


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 560-2
  • Serial:
    • New Society
    • Volume: 38
    • Issue Number: 741
    • Publisher: IPC Magazine Limited
    • ISSN: 0028-6729

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM