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Letters to the editor: Issue 497 26 Jun 2008

The Government's requirement for road pricing in TIF bids is irrational

Stephen Plowden

You report that the RAC Foundation has endorsed the Transport Innovation Fund package for Greater Manchester on the grounds that it "offers a better future for the local people and the Manchester economy than the do-nothing alternative" ('Political stakes raised as Kelly backs Manchester TIF Package' LTT 13 Jun). This reasoning contains the same fallacy as the arguments used to justify the national road programme. To show that some proposal would be better than doing nothing can only...

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