Today ACT Light Rail has added their support to an open letter from public transport and conservation groups to the Prime Minister.
The letter called on the Prime Minister to take urgent steps to invest in expanding the reach and quality of public transport in urban, regional and rural Australia.
It also asked him to work with the ACT and other state and territory governments, to provide better quality public transport services that will provide an alternative to private vehicle use.
“This letter to the Prime Minister comes less than a week after the Stanhope government flagged a Light Rail network in the ACT as its top priority in the Infrastructure Australia fund” said ACT Light Rail convener Damien Haas
”ACT Light Rail supports the proposal by the Stanhope government and we have offered to work with the ACT Light Rail Task Force in assisting the Infrastructure Australia bid”, Mr Haas continued
Mr Haas concluded by saying that “There was a national recognition that increased investment in public transport would benefit all Australians, and that less time spent commuting added to everyones quality of life, as well as helping the environment.”
For additional information please visit the ACT Light Rail Website