24 Aug '12, 10am

Investors lost £41.7m in the M6 toll road last year according to The Campaign for Better Transport:

Campaign for Better Transport today released a report 'Problems with Private Roads' that slams the Government's plans for tolling and privatising the strategic road network.[1] The Prime Minister and Chancellor have recently floated a wide range of options for attracting private investment into new road-building plans.[2] This includes tolls on new or widened roads, the use of PFI type schemes to avoid the cost being classed as public borrowing and privatisation or semi-privatisation of the Highways Agency and the strategic trunk road network. Today's report shows that each of the proposals has fatal flaws that mean they can't provide simultaneous benefits for motorists, taxpayers and private investors. New figures from the M6 Toll shows the road lost £41.7m for investors in 2011 as drivers avoided rising toll charges, and analysis of company accounts from the contractor r...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/aug12-Campaigners...

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