In this article, responses from the county surveyors society (css), association of county councils (ass) and the association of metropolitan authorities (AMA) are given to changes in government policy to bring structural maintenance schemes on local roads under the transport supplementary grant (tsg) for the 1990/1 financial year. The financial allocations for public transport, and trunk road and motorway maintenance, are also discussed. Under the new system, capital allocations for councils are replaced by credit approvals, which directly control local authority borrowing, with no overall increase planned for local authority spending. The need to double expenditure on local roads and bridges is highlighted by the css, acc and AMA, in part to prepare for the 40 tonne lorry. The 109 million grant for 1990/1 to public transport, will enable new schemes to be funded, these will fund the Manchester metrolink, an extension of the jubilee underground railway in London and fund some airport improvements. A doubling of national roads spending up to 1993, will enable several motorway widening schemes and a 42 per cent increase in maintenance expenditure, with the objective of clearing the backlog of maintenance work by 1993.

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Cervi, R
  • Publication Date: 1989-11-23


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 6-7
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 5072
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00498856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM