Investing in public transport

Labor has again endorsed Federal Government investment into public transport projects, drawing a clear distinction between the ALP and the Coalition on transport policy.

The RTBU succeeded in strengthening the draft platform by specifying that a Labor Federal Government Federal Labor Government “will make funding available for public transport projects, including urban passenger rail and rapid transit infrastructure – unlike the Federal Coalition.”

The amendment was supported by Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese MP.

National Secretary Bob Nanva said the union will make the urgent need for Federal investment in public transport the focus of its campaign activities leading into the next Federal election.

“Any Government that fails to invest in public transport is failing in its obligations to the community,” Bob said.

“Tony Abbott’s petty and senseless hatred of public transport is leaving millions of Australians stranded without access to the transport services they desperately need.”