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Car Sharing

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings and discussions took place between (a) her Department and (b) the Highways Agency and (i) car share organisations, (ii) bus companies and (iii) other groups with experience of high occupancy vehicle lanes prior to the decision not to proceed with the proposed high occupancy vehicle lane on the M1 between junctions 7 and 10. (197576)

Various official-level meetings and discussions with stakeholders have taken place over the course of the M1 HOV lane scheme’s development, including with the Campaign for Better Transport, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), National Express, Carplus and Liftshare. Officials have also met with highway authorities in other countries who have experience of high occupancy vehicle lanes. Ministers met with the CPT and National Express in autumn 2007.