British Government Does U-Turn On Transport Policy

After years of cuts, Britain's Labour party is considering reinvesting in road projects.
June 30, 2004, 6am PDT | Zvi Leve
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Despite significant cost over-runs to recent road projects, the Labour government appears to be pushing ahead with plans to increase road building across Britain. Highways Agency and government officials said "the schemes were being brought forward as part of plans for more road spending in the 10-year plan published in 2000, and were recommended last year by 'multi-modal studies' commissioned to investigate the best road and/or public transport solutions to major bottlenecks." Environmentalists warned that the "new roads would generate more traffic, adding to congestion and pollution."

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Published on Saturday, June 26, 2004 in The Guardian Unlimited
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