TITLE

Transport Ten-Year Investment Plan

PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Sep2000, Vol. 2 Issue 7, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that a 180 billion pounds investment package to modernize the transportation system of Great Britain, to cut congestion and deliver real choice, has been unveiled by deputy prime minister John Prescott in 2000. The investment program of public and private cash will provide 60 billion for railways, 60 billion for roads, and around 60 billion for local transport including London, England. Over ten years the plan will deliver reduced congestion on roads, modern trains with better services and reduced fares, a 50 percent increase in passenger use of the railway, resources to enable the mayor of London to reduce overcrowding on the underground and congestion in London, 100 new bypasses, 360 miles of trunk road and motorway widening, big improvements in rural transport, better bus services and a ten percent growth in passenger use, up to 25 new light rail projects in major cities, safer roads and railways, and lower emissions and better air quality.
ACCESSION #
11646784

 

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