Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Don't put roads first, Senate finds, public transport is crucial

Brisbanetimes : "The federal government should not prioritise roads over rail projects, but should be willing to fund both according to  merit, a Senate report has recommended.

The report found that public transport is crucial to raising national productivity by reducing congestion and "should be considered as nationally significant infrastructure", just as roads are.

The Senate report, released this month after a 12-month inquiry, has emerged as new Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Prime Minister Tony Abbott face off over $3 billion of federal funds Canberra has committed to the cancelled East West Link."

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