LIGHT RAIL EXTENSIONS: BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR SLOWER TRANSPORT

It’s not good enough for the Barr government to release future plans for light rail without providing any details about costs, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today.

“Today, the government has released some lines on a map without any analysis or costings. You would have thought the government would have learned from the adhoc process by which it developed the first stage of light rail,” Mr Coe said.

“These proposals will cost billions of dollars, but just like the first stage, the government is more interested in its utopian ideals than dealing with the real costs that will be lumped on the Canberra community.

“Today’s announcement is an insult to the intelligence of Canberrans who have to deal with rising rates, fees and charges and deteriorating local services.

“The Canberra Liberals will stop light rail if elected in October and focus on what Canberrans need from their local government,” Mr Coe concluded.