Transport

Government has a primary role to ensure effective and efficient transport links. Poor infrastructure is a drag on productivity and prosperity, apart from being a source of frustration in everyday life.

The Peoples Party must:
increase public investment in cost effective transport infrastructure and leverage private investment
consult on new ways to fund transport infrastructure as fossil fuel usage declines
undertake a wholesale renewal and modernisation of Britain’s road network, fixing potholes, resurfacing, updating road markings and reflective studs, making roads new technology friendly
promote “smart” transport solutions to increase the use of existing transport capacity, encourage autonomous driving technologies
change planning laws to make the construction of new transport infrastructure a national priority that local protests cannot delay
enhance the motorway network and improve road connectivity
encourage the construction of new bypasses to remove congestion and free towns and villages from through traffic
ensure road repairs work on a 24/7 basis
promote electric vehicles, phase out diesel and petrol cars, lorries and buses. Encourage trolleybuses in built up areas
require cars to display an insurance disc
install millions of charging points and facilitate the use of vehicles to store power for the national grid
provide free driving lessons, introduce measures to make car insurance affordable for young people
encourage cycling within towns and cities
promote electric air taxis to offer regional air connectivity
cut to the bare minimum the “bureaucracy” at airports, every passenger should have a VIP service
require dramatic improvements to rail commuter services, increasing capacity and improving seating
establish a cost effective network of modern trains to reduce journey times, increase capacity and cut fares
introduce a simple, integrated ticketing system on buses and trains - adopting international best practice

Traffic jams, congestion, delays, exorbitant rail fares, and overcrowding all exacerbated by failed transport projects have no place in a dynamic and prosperous country. Embracing new technology is vital to an efficient transport system.