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16Aug91 UK: INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH CALLS FOR RADICAL TRANSPORT SPENDING REVIEW FOR ROAD TO RAIL TRANSITION.

Ministers must radically review their transport spending decisions to shift road traffic to the railways.That is the message from the Left-wing think-tank, The Institute for Public Policy Research, in a report today (Thursday).It calls for road and rail investment projects to be judged on the same basis, instead of the current system where cost benefit analysis applies to road spending but rail schemes are viewed in purely financial terms.The report states: 'The present system tends ...

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