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Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:16:16 AM »
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Re: Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads
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Re: Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 09:13:59 PM »
Yeah I didn't watch the debate last night but got around to it this afternoon. I will give it to them that there is a legitimate need to upgrade some of these highways for freight demand/safety, but not to the exclusion of all else like Mr Abbott proposes.

There is a serious need for some policy discussion here. I tried talking to my local members office about CRR and it was like talking to a brick wall.
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Re: Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 05:28:17 AM »
Yeah I didn't watch the debate last night but got around to it this afternoon. I will give it to them that there is a legitimate need to upgrade some of these highways for freight demand/safety, but not to the exclusion of all else like Mr Abbott proposes.

There is a serious need for some policy discussion here. I tried talking to my local members office about CRR and it was like talking to a brick wall.

Where is your local Member and what side of the fence do they sit on?
I'm in Ryan. My local MP is Jane Prentice of the LNP.
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Re: Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 09:22:27 AM »
Financial Review --> Labor, Coalition promise at least $17bn for infrastructure
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Re: Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 06:06:26 PM »
Media release 5th August 2013



Australia: Election 2013 - urban and freight rail, public transport key issues

RAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport passengers has said the future of urban rail and public transport is in the balance in the Federal election.

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

"A Tony Abbott lead Government has indicated they will not support the funding of urban rail and public transport (1).  This is an absurd policy."

"Presently throughout Australia there are many urban rail and public transport projects underway that are funded either in part or full by the Federal Government. The Federal Government receives the bulk of taxes and is in the best position to provide funding, not only for urban rail and public transport but also roads."

"Building more roads only is only going to further exacerbate the already bad congestion in major cities and regional centres.  The way forward is to improve public transport. Freight rail improvements are also needed to get bulk freight back onto rail to reduce costs, trauma and constant road damage by heavy trucks."

"Most Australians live in the cities. A life condemned to chronic congestion, gridlock, delay and transport failure is guaranteed under an Abbott Government unless they revise their flawed policies."

"Think carefully Australia before voting."

References:

1. http://www.liberal.org.au/

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Re: Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads
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Re: Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013, 06:08:02 PM »
Perth City Link: Thanks for your patience Perth



After two major train shutdowns took place in July and August, work was completed to open the new Fremantle Line tunnel. Thanks Perth for your patience during these shutdowns.This is a critical stage of the Perth City Link project. See our video of the work completed during the shutdowns.
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Re: Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013, 06:10:01 PM »
Regional Rail Link: May 2013



May 2013: This flyover video shows the construction currently taking place as part of the Regional Rail Link project. The video starts at Southern Cross Station and proceeds through the existing corridor, via Footscray and Sunshine, to Deer Park. From Deer Park the video follows the eventual alignment of the new railway line through Tarneit and Wyndham Vale through to the connection to the Geelong line and West Werribee Junction.
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2013, 06:12:33 PM »
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Re: Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2013, 03:34:58 AM »
Media release 5th August 2013 re-released 14th August 2013



Australia: Election 2013 - urban and freight rail, public transport key issues

RAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport passengers has said the future of urban rail and public transport is in the balance in the Federal election.

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

"A Tony Abbott lead Government has indicated they will not support the funding of urban rail and public transport (1).  This is an absurd policy."

"Presently throughout Australia there are many urban rail and public transport projects underway that are funded either in part or full by the Federal Government (2). The Federal Government receives the bulk of taxes and is in the best position to provide funding, not only for urban rail and public transport but also roads."

"Building more roads only is only going to further exacerbate the already bad congestion in major cities and regional centres.  The way forward is to improve public transport. Freight rail improvements are also needed to get bulk freight back onto rail to reduce costs, trauma and constant road damage by heavy trucks."

"Most Australians live in the cities. A life condemned to chronic congestion, gridlock, delay and transport failure is guaranteed under an Abbott Government unless they revise their flawed policies."

"Think carefully Australia before voting."

References:

1. http://www.liberal.org.au/

2. Tony Abbott's transport plan: Roads, roads and more roads http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=10147.0


Contact:

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