4 Apr 2018

Transport funding changes undermines economic growth - National

From Morning Report, 8:36 am on 4 April 2018

The Government's proposed overhaul of transport funding includes a huge boost in funding for public transport over the next decade and more spending on improving the safety of regional roads. A rise in fuel tax of nine to 12 cents a litre is proposed over three years, to help offset the spending. And investment in State Highway Improvements would drop by 11 percent. The previous National government had budgeted 9 billion dollars over four years for capital spending on the state highway network. National's Transport spokesman, Jami-Lee Ross, talks to Philippa Tolley about the proposed funding changes.