FTA takes its message to the Lib Dems

Posted on: Monday, 19 September 2011 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Liberal Democrat, Transport Hub

Liberal Democrat Transport Hub eventThis lunchtime FTA held its traditional annual fringe event at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Birmingham. As part of the Transport Hub, FTA pulled together a panel to discuss the tension between fuel prices, the environment and the economic recovery.

On the panel were John Morris (Birmingham Airport Ltd), Caroline Pidgeon AM, James Hookham (FTA), Quentin Willson (Fair Fuel UK) and Phil Lipman (Sustrans).

The lively meeting dealt with a number of issues, ranging from the future of road pricing for cars and lorries, to emissions savings from transport and the economic case for lowering fuel duty.

It seems increasingly clear that the Liberal Democrats are still committed to a system of national road pricing, even if the coalition has ruled it out for the current Parliament, and FTA will have the chance to discuss it with the main party Transport man Norman Baker later at the Transport Hub’s Big Debate event.

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