Public Transport | January 10, 2018

Inadequate public transport stories flood in

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP has been flooded with stories about the regions inadequate public transport system through her ‘Have Your Say on western Victoria’s public transport services’ campaign.

Ms Kealy was recently contacted by an 88-year old Hamilton resident wanting to visit her sick sister in Horsham.

After making enquiries about the public transport service options available she found she would be required to travel via Ballarat, turning the 130 km journey from Hamilton to Horsham into a 6-hour bus trip.

“This elderly lady believes the 6-hour bus trip each way would be too much at her age and would require her to be away from home at least overnight,” Ms Kealy said.

“Having no direct public transport service between our two major regional centres is unacceptable.

“This is yet another example of how lacking our local public transport and connecting services are under the Andrews Labor Government,” 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 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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