Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I bet this will be on the A14
Not only will you have to Travel to Addenbrookes for your treatment, you will also be out of pocket doing so................

Road tolls plan to cut congestion

Traffic jam
Congestion is predicted to rise by 25% by 2015
The government will press ahead with plans to introduce trial road-pricing schemes across England, in an effort to cut congestion.

The draft Road Transport Bill gives councils more freedom to bring in their own schemes in busy areas and will look at the scope for a national road toll.

It also gives councils a bigger say in improving local bus services.

Ministers predict that, if no action is taken, congestion could rise 25% by 2015 - mostly in big towns and cities.

They intend to tackle the problem through road tolls, building or widening roads where necessary, and better management of existing roads.

Nine areas have been earmarked for road pricing trials by the end of 2009; Norfolk, the East Midlands, part of the Thames Valley including Reading, Cambridgeshire, Durham, Greater Manchester, Shrewsbury and Shropshire, Tyne and Wear, and the West Midlands.