“Radical new strategy” (aka common sense) could release money for road repairs

Unfortunately, austerity cuts and HS2 (which has just been revealed is going through open-casr mining zones where big cracks are showing up) trump common sense …

“Pothole repairs and other local road improvements could be given a £400 million boost if Government funding mirrored rising income from fuel and motoring taxes, research shows.

The “radical new strategy” would help support the almost 30% increase in the number of vehicles on Britain’s roads since 2000, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

The organisation, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, wants the Government to match the increase in fuel and motoring tax income generated in the past 10 years in its funding for town halls.
This would mean an extra £418 million to improve local roads by fixing potholes, cutting congestion and protecting bus services, encouraging residents to use alternative transport where possible.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-4979732/New-strategy-provide-418m-boost-local-road-improvements.html