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Regular news: Issue 509 12 Dec 2008

‘Use motor taxes to subsidise public transport and cut CO2’

Motoring taxes should be increased and public transport should be made cheaper in order to reduce transport’s carbon dioxide emissions, according to a report for pressure group the Campaign for Better Transport.

Consultant Steer Davies Gleave says fuel duty should be increased though, in the short-term, duty could be used to stabilise the overall fuel price, postponing real increases for the duration of the recession. Congestion charges and parking policies should be used to control car...

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