FUNDING AND MANAGING THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. A DISCUSSION PAPER

Following the publication of a Government Green Paper on transport policy, this paper proposes new arrangements for managing and funding the UK transport infrastructure to remedy problems caused by recent budget cuts, improve the environment and support the economy in future. It is suggested that more responsibility for managing transport should be given to local government because many problems are essentially local in nature. An argument is put forward at a practical level by addressing more precisely which aspects of road transport should be primarily the responsibility of local authorities. Those responsibilities that are of national significance and must be handled by central government are identified. Methods of generating the funding needed to make the allocation of responsibilities and functions effective are examined. The concern is mainly with the practical requirements of ordinary people, many of whom have high levels of dependence on cars.

  • Corporate Authors:

    RAC FOUNDATION FOR MOTORING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

    14 COCKSPUR STREET
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  SW17 5BZ
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM