Newslinks | New Transport Policy

LondonUnlocked, The NewsEditor

The Economist carries a typically thoughtful editorial about Gordon Brown's commissioning of a review into the economic impact of Britain's clogged transport network. The article argues that finally the Government has an intellectual framework in which to look at the cost of bad transport policy, both for hours lost to commutes and congestion, and the economic cost of these delays to the economy.

The many good points in the article make it worth a read, but as it states: "grand plans have been ten-a-penny under Labour. This one may be more sensible than most, but that will hardly matter if ministers fail to follow through on it."