This chapter describes the events leading up to the decision to introduce a road toll on the main roads leading into Stockholm. Problems of congestion led the government to set up a commission to look into what improvements could be made, preferably without funding from the national budget. The head of the the Bank of Sweden drew up plans based on proposals from all the political parties. Despite major differences the package agreed consisted of 2 new ring roads around the city, improvements to public transport and a new light rail system around the inner city. The roads were to be financed by means of a road toll system and the improvements to public transport through general taxation. The road toll system has yet to be finalised and is the cause of much controversy. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877091.

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  • Authors:
    • INGO, S
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00723028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85628-594-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM