Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rail, road upgrades top councils’ wish list

ELECTRIFIED train lines and road upgrades have topped a transport priorities list from six councils in the West.

The Western Region Councils group, made up of the Maribyrnong, Wyndham, Brimbank, Melton, Moonee Valley and Hobsons Bay City Councils, met with VicRoads and the Department of Transport earlier this month to earmark the transport needs of each municipality.

In a joint submission, the councils emphasised the need for more and better quality public transport.

“It is paramount that new and existing services deliver a broader geographical and timetable coverage that provide an integrated service with better connections, higher frequency and reliability that serves most residents,” the submission read.

The electrification of the Caroline Springs and Tarneit train lines topped Brimbank and Wyndham City Council’s wish list...

Read the rest of this article (including what road requests each individual councils put in) at StarNewsGroup.com.au

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