Road to Ruin

This article discusses the role of railroads in ensuring the public acceptance of road pricing schemes in the UK. In order for a road pricing scheme to be successful, viable alternatives to driving must exist. Although the number of people using the railroads is projected to increase by 30% over the next 10 years, little is happening to accommodate this growth. The few initiatives that do exist are not being pursued with any sense of urgency, even though efforts are already underway to choose 10 trial areas for a road pricing pilot project. The government has been slow to support capacity-expanding initiatives and the railroad industry itself is causing capacity problems by closing too many routes.


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  • Accession Number: 01046538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2007 11:35AM