Paying for Roads and Road Use Media
Financial Times, Tanya Powley – 20 March 2016
(Subscription required) Britain’s motorists would support some new form of charging to use the roads, according to a transport think-tank that has called on the government to reconsider the policy as fuel tax revenues fall. A report by the Independent Transport Commission found that 65 per cent of 2,250 those surveyed would back some new form of paying for road use, even though the idea has long been a controversial one with UK motorists. According to the ITC, no options for road charging were completely rejected, although the highest support, at 26 per cent of those polled, was for a peak-time charge on congested motorways.
BBC News – 27 November 2006
A substantial number of new roads could be built if the government introduced “pay-as-you-drive” charges on Britain’s roads, research suggests. The Independent Transport Commission said enough money would be raised to put roads in tunnels in built-up areas.
The Telegraph, David Millward – 18 April 2006
The cost of motoring would be cut only for those living in rural areas, the Independent Transport Commission report said. If the Government used road pricing to raise additional money for the public purse even more motorists would be worse off.
Infrastructure Intelligence – 23 March 2016
A survey carried out on behalf of the Independent Transport Commission, indicates that one-third of motorists are receptive to new forms of funding to pay for roads and their upkeep. Over 2,200 people took part in the survey from all parts of the UK representing a mix of commuters, rural and urban residents, drivers and non-drivers, high and low mileage drivers, men and women, employment status, retired and different ages.
Transport Network, Chris Ames – 22 March 2016
A majority of the public are open to various forms of road user charging, a transport think tank has claimed. The Independent Transport Commission (ITC) said its research found that 65% of people polled supported some new form of paying for road use ‘in the light of declining revenue from fuel duty’ – however the figure includes the 11% who expressed a preference for an increase in general tax.
Highways – 22 March 2016
Motorists would consider new forms of road user charging, according to a report by leading think tank Independent Transport Commission (ITC). Given the apparent public hostility to any suggestion of road user charging ITC has sought to uncover just what the public really think when presented with the facts and a range of possible solutions.
HighwaysIndustry.com – 21 March 2016
Britain’s motorists would support some new form of charging to use the roads, according to a transport think-tank that has called on the government to reconsider the policy as fuel tax revenues fall. A report by the Independent Transport Commission found that 65 per cent of 2,250 those surveyed would back some new form of paying for road use, even though the idea has long been a controversial one with UK motorists.
RUC Magazine – 21 March 2016
UK motorists would be in favour of potential road use charging for the road network according to a new report by a transport think tank. The report, delivered by the Independent Transport Commission (ITC), found that roughly 65 percent of those surveyed (2,250 people from across the UK demographic) supported the concept of a new form of paying for road use, long seen as a controversial vote loser within UK political circles.