A Conservative Government will provide more green transport choices, but will not bully people out of their cars.
IMPROVING BRITAIN'S RAILWAYS
To ensure the rail industry puts passengers first by tackling overcrowding and improving services, we will:
* Make Network Rail more accountable to passengers, with powers to block executive bonuses in the case of engineering overruns or repeated failures
* End damaging Government micromanagement of our railways
* Encourage train operators to make long-term investments by making 15- to 20-year franchises the norm
We will also examine how high speed rail can be used to tackle Britain’s transport problems, for example by helping to relieve capacity at Heathrow.
We will take steps to tackle some of the worst bottlenecks on Britain’s roads. In some cases this will mean making better use of the capacity we have; in others, building new roads.
Our focus on improving public transport and providing people with viable alternatives to car travel will reduce congestion further.
In addition, we will address one of the major competitive disadvantages facing the UK haulage industry by ensuring that overseas trucks who use UK roads contribute towards the cost of their upkeep.
MAKING LOCAL TRANSPORT GREENER
Labour are blackmailing councils into introducing local road-pricing in return for vital transport funding. We will liberate this money, and let councils use it to fund the green travel initiatives that will work best in their areas, such as projects to encourage cycling and bus use.
So they are only going to examine High Speed Rail.
They are not going to invest in the railways, but get the train operators to do it. That is fine for trains, but what about the infrastructure?
Finally, they will build more roads :bash: