Public Transport | January 04, 2018
Public transport system broken under Labor
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is continuing her push for improved regional public transport services in Western Victoria.
“There is no doubt Western Victoria has the poorest public transport in the state and the situation is getting worse, not better, under the Andrew’s Labor Government.” Ms Kealy said.
Ms Kealy was recently contacted by a local resident waiting at the Ararat station for a bus to Horsham who was concerned about a number of elderly people forced to stand up while they waited for a connecting service.
“This lady has worked all over Australia and is a regular public transport user. She believes the Melbourne to Horsham service is the worst she has experienced due to connection delays and lack of facilities, and has even considered paying for a taxi home to avoid the whole public transport experience,” Ms Kealy said.
“It is disappointing that due to poor connectivity of our regional public transport services passengers are being forced to sit on the filthy ground as there were insufficient seats at the Ararat Station.
“This is yet another example of how bad our local public transport and connecting services are following Labor’s disastrous timetable changes and service cuts,” she said.
Ms Kealy is asking people to help get local voices heard in Parliament by sharing views about how better public transport services would improve lives in our great part of the State.
Now is the time to have your say by visiting haveyoursayvictoria.org/westernpublictransportservices or by phoning Emma Kealy’s electorate office on 5382 0097 or 5571 9800.
“Together we can deliver a strong message that the 110,000 people who live in Western Victoria deserve and want better train and bus links”, Ms Kealy said.
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