ref date:8 Jan 1998 (TRA)
New Transport Tax in Aberdeen
Car drivers may have to pay 50p (80c) every time they enter Aberdeen (Oil capital of
NE Scotland) under a new scheme to raise funds for transport improvements. This forgets
that motorists already pay vast amounts towards road building and repair already,
and why not introduce it into London firstly, as it soaks up most of the budget
from the treasury for roads anyway....
Council planners claim that Aberdeen, the only Scottish city chosen for a major
Government study on sustainable urban transport, is the ideal location for the
introduction of a road pricing system.