Public Transport | December 05, 2017
Regional public transport an endurance test
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP wasn’t surprised to learn a Horsham resident endured a 10-hour bus trip to get to Warrnambool using Victoria’s inadequate regional public transport system.
The Horsham man was travelling to Warrnambool for a meeting and was required to travel via Ballarat due to current timetabling.
“This situation is not unique and while totally unacceptable, is not surprising given the lack of regional public transport options currently available”, Ms Kealy said.
“A perfect example is the lack of public transport between Horsham and Hamilton, the two major regional centres in Western Victoria.
“It is astounding to think that you can fly from Melbourne to Tokyo in less time than it takes to get from Horsham to Warrnambool using our inadequate public transport system.
“The simple fact is that for Western Victoria to get moving again we need better access to public transport.
“I’m asking local people to keep sharing their stories to help get our voice heard in Parliament about how better public transport services would improve the lives of the 110,000 people who live in our great part of the State”, she said.
To tell your story and have your say visit haveyoursayvictoria.org/westernpublictransportservices or phone Emma Kealy’s electorate office on 5382 0097 or 5571 9800.
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