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Public Transport Plan lacks vision
The WA Greens transport spokesperson Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC believes the State Government’s public transport plan, Public Transport for Perth in 2031, released today is disappointing for its lack of vision and complete neglects the Southern corridor.
“The extension of the rail line to Yanchep and the creation of a light rail from Mirrabooka to the CBD are significant and important – but the lack of investment in light rail elsewhere in the city will make it difficult to meet the goals of Directions 2031,” said Ms MacLaren.
“When you know what is required to deliver transport options to Perth this master plan falls short,” Ms MacLaren added.
“The additional investment in public transport announced today is a step in the right direction. However a major increase in the level of public transport funding will be necessary in order to tempt Perth’s commuters out of their cars and ease the pressure on both Perth’s roads and the environment,” Ms MacLaren concluded.
Ms MacLaren is urging members of the public to take part in the Government’s Public Transport Plan survey to make their views on public transport known.