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Pre-Budget Report takes us back to a future of road building

24 November 2008
Campaign for Better Transport responded to today's Pre-Budget Report by welcoming the promised two-pence-per-litre petrol duty increase but expressed dismay at the £700 million now available for road construction.

Campaigns Director Jason Torrance said:

"The Pre-Budget Report could have announced a 'Green New Deal', but instead the Chancellor has taken one step forward and two steps back to a future of accelerated road building. Public transport users are facing above-inflation fare hikes and the Chancellor's solution is to speed up investment in road schemes that won't solve congestion but will lock us into car-dependency."