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Transport and the economy: let the guesswork continue

Don Mathew Bangor North Wales LL57
05 March 2018
 

Am I alone in being perplexed at the total lack of comment on Steve Melia’s recent excellent Viewpoint article (‘Everyone says transport is good for the economy. But does anyone really know?’ LTT 19 Jan).

This was an oasis of light amongst the usual pages of traffic-inducing road schemes, techno-fantasies such as autonomous vehicles, and vanity projects with their ballooning budgets. 

As Steve says, the alleged links between transport spending and economic growth is not a...

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