Travel agency Smith Transport Services recently unveiled the most-expensive transport service on the planet, with its services costing the UK economy £24.2 billion a year.
Smith’s latest survey also found that a staggering 81% of the UK population would be unable to afford to use the services they are paying for.
Smith said the survey revealed that most people in the UK were unaware of the huge amount of money being spent on transport and said the results would be “very useful for the government”.
Smith Transport Service said it was “very excited” by the results of the survey, which found that the public was “worried about our infrastructure”.
The company said the UK had a “significant transportation problem”.
Smith said that the survey also revealed that the UK’s population was “overwhelmingly in favour” of transport and that the government should focus on reducing congestion in the country.
Smith added: “We are now in the midst of a major transformation of transport in the United Kingdom.
We know that this transformation will deliver long-term benefits for the country and the world.”
Smith said Transport for London had made significant progress in reducing congestion, but it had “significant gaps to fill”.
Smith explained that the Transport for England (TfL) had been given a $30 billion budget to improve and expand the network, but only made $5 billion of that budget available.
Smith Transport said the company’s survey also showed that the transport industry was in dire need of “robust policy support” and that there was “little prospect of that ever happening”.
Smith added that it was now time for the UK to “turn the page” on the “terrible past” of its transport sector and that it would now focus on improving “our transport network and services”.
Smith’s results also found the UK has one of the worst transport networks in the developed world, with a “very expensive” service costing the British economy £17.4 billion a season.
Smith revealed that it had discovered that the average car trip in the US cost the US $2,000 a year in 2013, with the average London trip costing £1,800 a year, which was “well over double the average UK trip”.
Smith cited a report from the U.K. Transport and Environment Committee which showed that Britain had a transport system that was “far less efficient” than its peers in the European Union.
Smith highlighted that Britain’s transport infrastructure was “underfunded, understaffed and under-resourced”, adding: “Our transport system is often referred to as a failure of policymaking.
The government has had a terrible history of failing to listen to the public, failing to invest in the public sector and failing to improve the transport network.”
Smith Transport also found in its survey that Britain has the highest number of vehicles per head in the EU, with almost three times the amount of vehicles in the British Isles than in the other EU member states.
Smith found that London’s transport network “lacks the level of capacity required to meet its traffic demands” and was “not designed to meet the demands of growing demand for travel”.
Smith also found a “strong link between the cost of transport, and the level and type of public transport available”.
The survey also said that Britain “lacked a strategy for addressing congestion”.
Smith pointed out that “more than one in four UK households are now without the money to buy a car”, and said that “a lot of families and individuals will be without access to public transport for at least a year”.
Smith highlighted the need for the Government to “get on with delivering a good transport network that works for the British people”.
Smith called for “more ambitious plans for the transport sector to tackle congestion”, including a “bipartisan approach” to transport funding.
Smith concluded by saying that the Smith survey “reveals that we are now a transport nation and we must work together to improve transport”.
Smith has a long history of delivering quality transport services in the U-K, with over 1,000 transport services servicing over 70 million customers.
Smith began operating in the 1980s, and in 2009 became the first U.S. carrier to operate from London.
Smith has also been involved in the transport projects of South Korea, South Africa, and Turkey.
The company was acquired by Virgin Atlantic in 2010.
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its “roadmap for sustainable transport” in 2015, and announced that it expected the UK would be among the first nations to reduce its carbon emissions by 20% by 2050.
Smith currently operates in 13 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay.