Welsh Government to weigh-up road charging options

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The Welsh Government has launched a review on possible options for road charging – which could be considered a blanket term covering congestion charging, road tolling, parking levies and pay-as-you-go road charges.

“It is intended that the review will report this autumn and it will help inform our national and regional policy on this issue in the context of the ongoing work of the South East Wales Transport Commission and the consideration of congestion charging by Cardiff Council.”
– Economy & Transport Minister, Ken Skates (Lab, Clwyd South)

Transport consultant, Derek Turner, has been appointed to oversee the review.

The review itself will consider different types of road charging (including the possible technological requirements), a national framework for road charging (which could lead to local authorities introducing congestion charges – as mooted for Cardiff) and the possible impact and associated policies (active travel etc.) that would be required as a result.