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Monday, 15 September 2008

Tollgated Zambia?

Apparently the government is considering the possibility of funding an upgrade of the pedicle road via tollgates.

In a
related development rail operators are now pushing government to 'urgently introduce road toll gates in order to even the playing field in the transport sector'. It would be interesting to see if there's any read across to the ongoing fuel tax review. As the article notes, part of the fuel levy goes toward roads maintenance, so any adjustment in fuel tax would need to compensated somehow, toll roads on major road networks seem the obvious alternative. But that would require a much thorough transport policy, and as we are in a middle of an election, I suspect that much will depend on the preferences on an incoming government.

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