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Simon Corbell makes case for ending all public transport.

By johnboy 25 April 2005 21

Perhaps following on from Seepi’s questions in this place, ABC Online have some words from Simon Corbell explaining why we can’t have what we want.

But Planning Minister Simon Corbell says most people take private transport or taxis and the Government could not guarantee a bus service would not make a loss.

Now most of us will recall that all of ACTION makes a loss, and if it wasn’t there we’d all be using private transport or taxis. So remind me again why we spend so much money on public transport? And once you’ve done that, can you explain why that same reasoning should not apply to the Airport? (and large numbers of offices now attached).

UPDATED: ABC Online now brings news that Canberra Cabs are now going to offer a $10 service to Parliament House and the city.

Why not let Canberra cabs run all of the public transport?

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seepi 5:43 pm 30 Apr 05

I heard a whisper the other day that the real reason Action won’t go to the airport, is that the airport owner can slug them with a big fee per bus. This is why DEWR is putting on their own busses for thier staff. I would be very careful of letting these people be in charge of any more major Canberra developments. (Ie Civic.) And where are our local news service when we need them to dig around a little into community issues like this? Simon says ‘we dont’ run a bus cos we dont’ want to’ and they just leave it at that????

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