Light Rail: $433,333 per Extra Passenger

The ACT Government is spending $433,333 per additional commuter to ride the service, ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today. “The Government has stated that light rail patronage will be 4,500 people in the morning peak. However, currently 3,000 commuters ride ACTION on Northbourne in the morning,” said…

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Government Spent Over One Million Dollars On Light Rail Reports

The ACT Government has spent over $1 million on light rail reports, yet very little has been released to the public, said ACT Shadow Minister for Transport, Alistair Coe. The Government’s contract’s register shows the following reports: Northbourne Avenue Bus Priority, Cycleway Facility and Dickson Bus Station – Feasibility Study…

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Government Irresponsible About Light Rail

The document which the ACT Government is using as the basis of their decision to build light rail does not provide the substance required to justify the project, said ACT Shadow Minister for Transport, Alistair Coe. “The Government’s decision making process for light rail has been irresponsible at best, negligent…

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Barr Drops The Ball On Kanga Cup

ACT Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation Steve Doszpot has today criticised Andrew Barr’s lack of interest in this year’s Kanga Cup. Mr Doszpot said he is confused as to why Andrew Barr has shown no interest in promoting the competition when it is sponsored by the ACT Government and…

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Govt Demands Cash on Delivery from Small Business

ACT Shadow Minister for Small Business Andrew Wall will move to stop the Government from insisting on ‘cash on delivery’ for Canberra businesses. Mr Wall said today a number of small businesses have raised concerns that the Government is no longer approving monthly accounts for use at its Resource Management…

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ACT Economy Slumps Amid Federal Labor Chaos

ACT Shadow Treasurer, Brendan Smyth, has expressed his concerns in light of the release of the latest SENSIS Business Index findings on the ACT. The Index noted the following: 24% decrease in business confidence compared to the previous quarter 12% point fall in the sales indicator 13% point fall in…

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Katy Gallagher Flags Taxpayers To Pay For 100% Of Light Rail

Yesterday’s comments by the Chief Minister that light rail is not ‘contingent’ on Infrastructure Australia’s support means that taxpayers may pay for 100 per cent of the project, said Alistair Coe, Shadow Minister for Transport.  On 2CC radio on Wednesday morning, Katy Gallagher said: “We’re not relying on Infrastructure Australia’s…

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Coe Calls For Better Managed Roadworks

The ACT Government must better coordinate roadworks to reduce the impact on commuters, said ACT Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe. There are numerous examples of simultaneous roadworks that have heavily impacted large portions of the city. Some recent examples include: Belconnen: roadworks on Barry Drive at the same time…

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