“The Greens have been the strongest advocates for quality public transport for Canberra, and we’re glad that the Government is now at least talking about light rail again,” said ACT Greens Transport Spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan.
“But we’re concerned that the Government’s latest statements on light rail aren’t any kind of commitment. All the Chief Minister has really announced is that the Government ‘is not ruling out light rail’”.
“The Greens want a real commitment and real action from the Government. We want to see an implementation plan and funding commitments.”
“We’re always told that we can’t afford public transport, particularly light rail. But we always find the money for more major road construction.”
“The lesson to learn from other cities and from planning experts is that good public transport is the best way to tackle congestion and other transport challenges. I have suggested that the new ACT Auditor-General look into the Government’s assumptions about road building in the ACT.”