Show us your plans for transport, RACV tells Baillieu

Motoring group calls on Victorian Government to release a road and public transport plan

By Ruza Zivkusic | July 15, 2011

Motoring group RACV is calling on the Victorian Government to release a road and public transport plan

Almost eight months since the Premier Ted Baillieu came to power, the public is yet to see its transport plans.

RACV public policy manager Brian Negus told ATN the group has presented the government with its proposals for key projects to reduce urban road congestion and improve public transport.

Negus says he has met with Victorian Transport Minister Terry Mulder three times and has presented the group’s proposals.

"It is fair to say it’s been a slow start going into eight months since they came to power," he says.

"What we’re after is a vision, a transport plan for the next 20 years. They are taking their time and if they take another 12 months to do it in the middle of next year that’s half way through their term."

The RACV wants an outer metropolitan transport corridor to service western suburbs, a rail link separating regional and metropolitan train services and an east-west road tunnel from the Eastern Freeway to Tullamarine Freeway, with an extension to the Western Ring Road.

It is also calling for improved access to and from the airport, a north-east link connecting the Metropolitan Ring Road in Greensborough and the Eastern Freeway/Eastlinka and a four-lane connection between Eastlink at Carrum Downs and Mount Martha.

Negus says the RACV needs to see the government’s vision for improving roads and public transport and how it intends to deal with congestion.

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