RHA to oppose all tolls?
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THE TOLLS policy of the Road Haulage Association may soon be brought into line with the Freight Transport Association's newly adopted opposition to all tolls.
Its highways and traffic committee is to meet soon to discuss its next move, but in the meantime has issued a statement welcoming the FTA's policy as far as it applies to the bridges and stunnels which form part of the motorway system.
Indeed, the RHA says it was ahead of the FTA on this matter, as it pressed for the abolition of such tolls in 1981 when it pressed for their removal from the Dartford Tunnel on the grounds that it will form part of the M25 London orbital route.
At that time, the FTA declined to join the RHA campaign, as it supported tolls for estuary crossings. The RHA was concerned about the risk of traffic congestion at the Dartford Tunnel, which only has two lanes in each direction.