Local Senedd member, Laura Anne Jones, said today that motorists should not be punished for Labour’s failure to deliver an M4 relief road.
This follows the findings of a report by the South East Wales Transport Commission that said motorists using the M4 at Newport may have to pay a congestion charge for the privilege. Laura Anne Jones said, "It beggars belief that following the UK Conservative Government’s abolition of tolls on the Severn Crossings, motorists may have to pay a congestion charge to make up for Labour’s failure to deliver an M4 relief road.
"The Commission reported that a congestion charge is an option if Labour fail to improve bus and rail services to attract commuters off the road. Given their abject failure to meet their manifesto commitment for a relief road, I don’t hold out much hope of their being able to do so. "Action to deal with congestion on the M4 has long been promised and is well overdue. Motorists should not be punished for the Welsh Government’s failure to deliver a vital M4 relief road."