This white paper sets out the government's approach to transport policy and some of the specific decisions it has made. The three principal objectives of transport policy are identified as:- (1) to contribute to economic growth and higher national prosperity. (2) to meet social needs by securing a reasonable level of personal mobility, particularly by maintaining public transport for those without the use of a car. (3) to minimise the harmful effects of transport (road accidents, damage to the environment etc.). The subject matter is treated under the following chapter headings:- (1) objectives, (2) the role of government, (3) local planning and choice, (4) transport in towns, (5) the rural areas, (6) inter-urban passenger transport, (7) freight, (8) the public sector, (9) roads, (10) implications for public expenditure, (11) consultation and policy-making, (12) summary of decisions. The white paper concludes with details of transport resources budget, the purpose of which is to show what users, including those providing their own transport spend on different forms of surface transport by road and rail, the value of resources that go into providing transport and how they are paid for - whether entirely by users, entirely from public expenditure or a mixture of the two. /TRRL/

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 010168360 X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CMND 6836 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1981 12:00AM