Yes the government has made some improvements in public transport such as the new stations and suburban extension (although some may have been started by the previous Labor govt)
I suspect that the Liberal Vic government would prefer to ignore the public transport demand in the hope that people will be forced to their cars and continue to build more roads and then point to the declining use of public transport as the main reason for the roads development.
This is indicated in the government's insistence on the road tunnel and the lukewarm response to rail proposals.
Personally, I'm not in favor of a major rail tunnel anyway, I would favor extensions to the airport, Roweville, Doncaster and the electrified line to Melton and more improvements in this vein in the future. I'm afraid that a major rail tunnel will gobble up funds and there will be no further projects for ten years. I don't think this tunnel is needed for future expansions, it's just an excuse to delay all rail projects.
Edited 13 Nov 2013 12:19, 8 years ago, edited by Daryl
The Linking Melbourne Authority (LMA) has released publicly a swag oftechnical materialأ‚آ in support of its case for building the East-West Link motorway in inner suburban Melbourne.
Thereأ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot there but unfortunately the key documents that most observers want to seeأ‚آ havenأ¢â‚¬â„¢t been released. Thereأ¢â‚¬â„¢s no sign of either the full business case (weأ¢â‚¬â„¢ve previously seen a أ¢â‚¬إ“short-formأ¢â‚¬آ version e.g. seeأ‚آ hereأ‚آ andأ‚آ here) or the detailed traffic modelling work done by Veitch Lister Consulting (VLC).
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