Transport agency considering four new toll roads

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 20 Dec 2017, 8:09AM
Ken Shirley told Mike Hosking these roads have to be paid for and tolls are a good way of doing that. (Photo \ Getty Images)

Transport agency considering four new toll roads

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 20 Dec 2017, 8:09AM

We're happy to pay tolls but we don't want to pay twice.

Truckies' representative, Ken Shirley of the Road Transport Forum, is backing road tolls.

They're back in the news after revelations the Transport Agency is considering tolls to raise the money to complete four major highways - Transmission Gully, the Tauranga North Link, Puhoi to Warkworth, and Petone to Grenada.

Ken Shirley told Mike Hosking these roads have to be paid for and tolls are a good way of doing that.

"But we don't want to pay twice, in other words, you can't be paying road user charges and tolls at the same time."

LISTEN ABOVE AS KEN SHIRLEY SPEAKS WITH MIKE HOSKING