Richard Wellings appears on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire
The money being spent on HS2 could be much more useful elsewhere. The government’s own figures show that the high speed rail scheme is very poor value for money for taxpayers. Dr Wellings argues for the funds to be distributed to alternative local transport schemes. These local projects would ensure the returns to the taxpayers would be much higher, the benefits would be delivered more quickly and there would be a much smaller risk of the budgets overrunning.
Listen to the full programme here. Segment begins at 46.30.