CBI calls for single transport organisation for London

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The CBI urges the Government to create a single organisation to develop a transport policy for London and to 'co-ordinate the efforts of no fewer than 60 organisations at present responsible for transport in London'.

The CBI report emphasises the importance of reducing dependence on cars by improving public transport. It says there are 2.32 million cars in the capital and this is expected to increase by 50 per cent by 2011.

It suggests creating an electronic ticket, similar to a phone card, which could be used for journeys by bus, Tube, rail, taxis and hire cars in London.

The Rush for roads, Movement Transport Consultancy; pounds 4. Interim Report, CBI London Region Task Force; pounds 15.