Tolling the main through road with a parallel free road won’t work. It provides the wrong price signal, and no toll road company will participate in funding the road.how good is he wrote: ↑Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:29 amOk based on these hypothetical options -
A) Tunnels -10 years & $10 billion (and possibly tolls?)
B) Trench - 7 years & $7 billion but vastly more property & business resumptions & loss of heritage and far more disruption while being built.
C) Hybrid. A combination of the above.
8.5 years and $8.5 billion.
What is your decision and/or the likely decision by the Govt?
Roads are currently funded significantly by fuel tax, which provides an incentive for fuel-efficient vehicle or electric cars. Eventually, this will lead to more electric vehicles being subsidised by other vehicles. A solution would be for all vehicles to have a mandatory tracker/odometer that logs which roads and how far a vehicle travels. We should be taxed on a combination of distance travelled, weight of the vehicle (heavy vehicles do more damage to the road), and whether we are on the main roads or minor roads to discourage “rat running”. Local councils and DPTI can be funded in proportion to the use of their roads, encouraging them to upgrade the popular ones.