A study from the University of Malta has found that encouraging people to use public transport would save the country € 132.5m per year by 2030.
With a focus on the external costs of passenger and light commercial vehicles, the study examined three policy scenarios to reduce the annual costs of transport.
In 2012 this cost was € 273m, the equivalent of four per cent of Malta’s GDP. Without changes in transport policy, this cost is projected to increase to € 322m in 2030.
Original author: Lewis Macdonald