Victorians sold out by reckless road contract

Public Transport Users Association: Victorians sold out by reckless road contract. 30 September 2014

Taxpayers on the hook for decades unless contracts annulled, says PTUA

The ‘reckless haste’ to sign East West Link contracts before November’s State election has been slammed by the Public Transport Users Association, who warned the decision could torpedo the state’s transport policy for decades.

“Premier Napthine is attempting to tie the Victorian public’s shoelaces together with this grubby deal,” said PTUA President Dr Tony Morton. “It is a time bomb that blocks necessary improvements to public transport, and local and regional roads for decades, while making congestion worse in the suburbs and providing no time savings at all beyond its first decade of operation.”

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