East-West toll road could mean we never get Metro or Doncaster

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MEDIA RELEASE: Commuters were joined by state MPs and candidates on trams, buses and trains today to show their support for world-class public transport. Organised by Public Transport Not Traffic, there were over twenty state MPs, candidates and councilors who took part.

Public Transport Not Traffic campaign spokesperson, Danae Bosler,  used the event to call on the Linking Melbourne Authority to accurately and honestly answer all questions put to it by the East-West Project Assessment Committee.

‘There are simply too many unanswered questions for this toll road to be a done deal,’ Ms Bosler said.

‘Our biggest concern is that this toll road might prevent both the Melbourne Metro and Doncaster Rail Link from ever being built. The Authority has been asked to prove that this tunnel won’t significantly constrain any future construction of these two vital projects and we’re keen to see answers,’ Ms Bosler said.

‘Linking Melbourne Authority must come clean about real impact this dud toll road could have on Melbourne’s transport future,’ Ms Bosler said.

Ms Bosler said the day was a success with MPs taking public transport from a number of electorates across the city

‘This event has seen communities from Frankston, Werribee, Bundoora, Altona, Knox and Mildura as well as Melbourne, Brunswick and Footscray travelling with their state MPs or candidates,’ Ms Bosler said.

‘To our MPs who have supported us today, we say thank you. But we also ask you to take this experience and translate it into meaningful policy actions,’ Ms Bosler said.

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