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Greens: stop playing games with Victoria's transport woes

Media Release
Janet Rice 15 Nov 2016

Australia's supposed public transport loving PM has let Victorian commuters down by redirecting East West Link funding to other roads, say the Greens. 

“The state and federal governments need to stop playing games with infrastructure and start acting in the best interests of Victorian commuters,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure Senator Janet Rice.

"Victorians voted to dump the East West Link in favour of world class public transport, but all this announcement provides is more and more roads.

"Easing congestion by building more roads is like loosening your belt to cure obesity. 

"The only way to solve Melbourne's congestion woes is to give people the choice to get out of the cars and free up our roads for those who need them. 

“Transport planning needs to be evidence-based and transparent, not handed out to suit the whims of politicians.

"The Prime Minister must stop playing politics and get serious about investing in fast, frequent, reliable and safe public transport."

 

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