THE GOVERNMENT'S URBAN TRANSPORT PRIORITIES

The 'package approach' to local transport funding, introduced by the government for the first time in the 1994-95 local transport expenditure settlement, is examined from the point of view of the government. Figures are given for the number of bids made in 1994-95 and 1995-96 and details given of the types of schemes accepted. An emphasis on improvements to urban public transport is observed. The future of the package approach is considered. A need for clear objectives is identified in the areas of a) modal objectives, b) pure transport objectives, c) safety, d) the environment and e) economic indicators. Problems with setting targets and the need to monitor package schemes are discussed. For the covering abstract see IRRD 874870.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 39-45

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2084-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1996 12:00AM