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How would it have worked?
Unlike the London all-day congestion charging scheme, the Manchester plan was intended to target motorists on the busiest routes at peak times during weekdays. It comprised two orbital rings or charging points or zones around the city centre.
Motorists would only be charged if their journey took them across one of the charging points. If you crossed a charging point outside the pricing times, you would not be charged.
How would the revenue have been used?
One of the conditions for funding any proposed scheme was that any revenue raised would be re-invested into public transport schemes.
The TIF investment package would have been made up of £1.5 billion (€1.8 billion) grant from the Government’s TIF together with £1.2 billion (€1.4 billion) borrowings which would have been paid back over 30 years from congestion charging and public transport revenues. In addition, the Department for Transport would fund additional train carriages and there would be a further £100 million (€120 million) from other sources.
Following the summer 2008 consultation, AGMA also agreed:
It was also proposed that vehicles would only pay once to cross a ring in each charging period regardless of how many times they had crossed that ring. This meant that the maximum daily charge would be £5 (€6) per day (at 2007 prices).
AGMA also proposed that, until public transport improvements could be put in place (expected to be 2016) workers based at the Trafford Park industrial area would receive a 100% discount for any outer ring charges.
Proposals to support low income workers with a discount, including public transport, were considered in public consultation. Following the consultation AGMA proposed that low-paid workers (based on statutory minimum wage) would receive a 20% discount on the congestion charge for a minimum period of 2 years when the impact of these proposals would be evaluated. Low-paid workers would also receive a 20% discount on public transport fares at peak times.
Before the public referendum three out of the ten local Metropolitan Borough Councils (Trafford, Stockport and Bury) had made clear statements that they opposed the planned scheme.
A leaflet including details of the proposed Congestion Charging plan was sent to every property in Greater Manchester during the consultation period which ran for 14 weeks from 7th July to 10th October 2008
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