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The Times’s transport manifesto: how to end road and rail misery


Graeme Paton, Transport Correspondent

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The Times spoke to politicians, industry experts, passenger groups and motorists as part of our series on the challenges facing transport. Here are some of their ideas to address the issues we’ve raised. Roads

oNew guidelines for when councils should repair potholes and when they should pay compensation to eliminate any loopholes that allow them to avoid payouts. oA system of smart road pricing to put roads on a sustainable long-term footing. Government should commission big feasibility study into how it could work, the sums it would raise and the financial impact on motorists to drive the debate. oDivert 2p from existing 57.95p a litre fuel duty to create a GBP1 billion-a-year pothole fund, doubling existing funding on local roads at a stroke. In addition,…

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