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Panel unanimous in changes needed for regional transport: Politics in the Pub

Apr 18, 2018News

Goulburn Post, Mariam Koslay

A myriad of complaints confronted the panelists at Politics in the Pub on Monday, April 16.

The general proceedings of the night was, at its core, very simple – the south east region, and in particular transport in the Canberra-Goulburn-Sydney corridor, needed to change.

Problems did not stop at the track’s viability or investment in technology, but extended to the timetable and the lack of consultation between residents in smaller townships.

The lack of connectivity between bus and trains in regional centres, and the focus on larger metro projects, such as the inner-Sydney light rail and train network, put regional Australia on the back burner.

Political affiliations, which usually spearhead the directive, came to a halt as Goulburn National Party representative James Harker-Mortlock, Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) state secretary Alex Claassens, Southern Tablelands Rail User Group (STRUG) president Greg Price and Goulburn Labor candidate Dr Ursula Stephens were all in the same carriage, looking out at the same image.

Over the past years, multiple factors have led to the characterisation of today’s climate. Read the full story on Goulburn Post.

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