Thomson keeps the heat on over Truck Action Plan

Footscray MP Marsha Thomson wants the Victorian Government to commit to the Truck Action Plan in its next budget

Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | March 30, 2012)

Further pressure is being put on the Victorian Government to get trucks off local streets, with Footscray MP Marsha Thomson continuing to push for the Truck Action Plan.

More than 20,000 trucks move through Melbourne’s inner west every day but the government has given no priority to fixing the problems, she says.

"This number is set to increase eightfold over the next 10 to 20 years and we are also seeing a population increase in the inner, middle and outer suburbs of the west, so this traffic problem is only going to get worse," Thomson says.

"As the government prepares for its budget, I suggest that it looks at fixing the problems that currently exist by implementing the Truck Action Plan and ensuring that west link is built.

"It may look at the eastern link from the Eastern Freeway through to CityLink but what it needs to be looking at is what is occurring in the west and its link back to Melbourne and the ports.

"There has been work done on the plan and this government should implement it and fund it in this budget."

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