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Eastern Transport Coalition – April 2007

By April 19, 2007No Comments

Tonight’s Eastern Transport Coalition meeting continued to discuss the need for Federal involvement in urban public transport, as well as measures to continue holding the state government accountable for public transport outcomes in the outer east.

The current focus includes direct lobbying of MPs to ensure that public transport remains high on the state political agenda. With the recently released congestion inquiry demonstrating the ever increasing economic cost of congestion and the growing need to abate rising greenhouse emissions, the impetus for expanding and improving Melbourne’s public transport system has never been greater.

Federal involvement in urban public transport would help ensure that the State Governments deliver upon their commitments for sustainable transport and would ensure a holistic approach to the national problems of congestion, social isolation and greenhouse emissions.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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