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Media release 11 March 2012

SEQ: Anna Bligh and the ALP - Public transport matters

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, wants clarity and commitment from both major political parties in tackling south east Queensland’s transport woes.  In her election campaign launch today, Anna Bligh missed an opportunity to reinforce her party’s public transport plans.

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

"The ALP is committed to Cross River Rail.  All thinking Queenslanders realise this project is essential."

"A policy commitment to freeze all motor vehicle registrations though is only going to further exacerbate road congestion issues in south-east Queensland, and further disadvantage public transport with the projected fare increases of 15% for at least 2013 and 2014, on top of the the previous three years increases of 50% in total."

"What was needed was a similar commitment as for the LNP to review public transport fares."

"A commitment to extend concession public transport fares to all Health Care Card holders was also needed. Queensland is the only state not to do this."

"A strong economy is grounded in a sustainable transport system.  Congestion, gridlock and poor public transport outcomes are going to worsen the quality of  life for all Queenslanders."

"Queenslanders expect more!"

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