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Letters to the editor: Issue 597 25 May 2012

Traffic decline on M6 Toll is something to be welcomed

Tim Pharoah

One little word in the article on the M6 Toll illustrates precisely why it is a bad idea to use private money to fund road capacity: “blamed” (‘Toll road traffic drops 13%’ LTT 11 May).

You report that the M6 Toll operator has “blamed” the latest decline in traffic on the “continuing weak economic conditions”.

Whether this explanation is right or not, why should we be looking to blame anything or anyone for a trend that policy-makers have been...

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