Road pricing charges should “vary with congestion”
Professor Philip Booth is quoted by The Telegraph
Professor Philip Booth quoted in the Daily Mail
Professor Philip Booth quoted by The Times
Responding to government proposals to bring in a national road pricing scheme, the IEA’s Senior Academic Fellow Professor Philip Booth argued that the charges should vary according to levels of congestion, with drivers paying nothing at the quietest times.
In a letter to The Times, Philip argues that “the Treasury must not use road pricing as a cash cow. Charges should vary with congestion so that empty roads bear low or zero charges, and there should be no pandering to vested interests by exempting, for example, taxis or road haulage.”
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